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A David and Goliath land rights battle rages in the Top End

A David and Goliath land rights battle rages in the Top End

Nigel Scullion is at odds with Joe Morrison, CEO of the Northern Land Council, a fight that could be determined on July 2, writes Jon Altman, research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Abbott’s Stalinist antecedent

Abbott’s Stalinist antecedent

Crikey readers have their say on Tony Abbott's decision to not fund remote Aboriginal communities.

Homelands under the hammer, again, from the aspiring PM for indigenous policy

Homelands under the hammer, again, from the aspiring PM for indigenous policy

There is a very good reason many indigenous Australians live in remote communities, and it's not a "lifestyle choice", writes Emeritus Professor Jon Altman of Australian National University.

Rundle: what Abbott means by ‘lifestyle choice’

Rundle: what Abbott means by ‘lifestyle choice’

As a staunch Catholic, Tony Abbott genuinely believes non-Christian societies are inferior. And that is manifesting itself in the closing of 100 WA communities.

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Mundine wants to dissolve collective Aboriginal identity altogether and have Aboriginal people claim their second citizenship as that of a specific nation. This is a terrible idea.

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.

Rundle: WA’s Aboriginal plan straight-up racism

Rundle: WA’s Aboriginal plan straight-up racism

Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.

Razer’s class warfare: Aboriginal Australia needs capital, not bullshit feelings

Razer’s class warfare: Aboriginal Australia needs capital, not bullshit feelings

The claim that Aboriginal Australians have a "special relationship with the land" is, quite frankly, racist and extremely unhelpful. Let's make some real reparations -- cold, hard cash.

Abbott government peddles De Soto on Arnhem Land rights

Abbott government peddles De Soto on Arnhem Land rights

Economist Hernando de Soto's ideas on capitalism and poverty don't fit the Australian Aboriginal experience. So why is the Abbott government trying to apply them, asks ANU professor Jon Altman?

Informed consent and human rights for indigenous Australians

Informed consent and human rights for indigenous Australians

The Commonwealth government has a history of intervening in indigenous affairs without local consultation. ANU professor Jon Altman asks: do the Stronger Futures laws contravene human rights?