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Helen Hughes got it wrong, but not for want of trying

Helen Hughes got it wrong, but not for want of trying

Helen Hughes was an economist for the World Bank and a proponent of imposing home ownership on Aboriginal Australians -- a ludicrous notion. But Hughes worked hard, even if she got most things wrong.

When Abbott is PM

When Abbott is PM

Crikey readers talk employment, an alternative to the two major parties and what an Abbott prime ministership will be like.

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

The expectation that CDEP participants will engage with market capitalism has failed, writes Professor Jon Altman at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.

Why concerns over funding Cape York welfare trial are valid

Why concerns over funding Cape York welfare trial are valid

UPDATED: The Queensland government had serious concerns over funding Noel Pearson's Cape York welfare reform trial. Researcher Dr Kristian Lasslett reveals ongoing governance issues did give cause for concern.

Wild rivers, wild debate: green groups pin hopes on feds

Wild rivers, wild debate: green groups pin hopes on feds

The Queensland government's stranglehold makes its pledge to roll back the Wild Rivers Act to allow more development in Cape York destined to succeed. But opponents have one trick up their sleeve.

Illiterate, but formal: small miracle of democracy blooms in FNQ

Illiterate, but formal: small miracle of democracy blooms in FNQ

In Queensland's election, somehow polling booths that should represent some of the country's least literate voters returned informal vote numbers that were among the country's lowest. What's going on?

More to Wild Rivers than meets the eye

More to Wild Rivers than meets the eye

The Noel Pearson-Tania Major anti-Wild Rivers campaign on Cape York has just reached new depths, but at least the tactics and motivations are becoming more transparent, writes Tim Seelig.

Pearson: Wild Rivers run with the stink of lobbyists

Pearson: Wild Rivers run with the stink of lobbyists

The handling of the Wild Rivers process indicates a complete disequilibrium in power, writes Noel Pearson. The indigenous community must have equal access to government.

Shooting down some Wild Rivers myths

Shooting down some Wild Rivers myths

Lionel Elmore's panning of the protection of rivers on Cape York, is full of holes, writes Lyndon Schneiders.