Crikey readers discuss the Border Force Act and other issues of the day.
If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?
Last year the indigenous unemployment rate was 3.6 times the non-indigenous rate, this year it is down to 3.3 times, surely good news? Jon Altman of ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research reports.
There's a broad expectation that Mal Brough will walk straight back into the ministry if he wins Fisher. And there's widespread fear in black Australia that the portfolio will be Aboriginal affairs.
Wow. Black politics is factionalised. And just run by me what white politics is again, writes Chris Graham, managing editor of Tracker magazine.
The fifth anniversary of the NT intervention was supposed to be "liberation" day for prescribed communities now supposedly "stabilised, normalised and exited". Instead it was another day of shame, says Jon Altman.
I don’t normally agree with anything George Brandis says, but in a piece in The Australian last week it finally happened. The story was on the likely failure of a 2013 referendum to amend the Australian constitution to recognise Aboriginal people in the preamble, and to remove racially discriminatory powers.
Outside the glare of the media spotlight, no one in government or bureaucracy would contest the view the intervention has failed to make a significant dent in Aboriginal disadvantage, write Professor Jon Altman and Dr Melinda Hinkson from the ANU.