All Australians are not equal. The 500,000-plus citizens of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are discrimated against under the Australian Constitution and by laws of the Australian Parliament, contrary to international human ri…

The tragedy of on-going abuse

We don’t arrest them; we release them, only to offend again.
We don’t move them to safety; we return them to the scene of their abuse, and those violated are violated again, before becoming violators themselves, unpunished.

And those abused learn to…

Fair Go 08

In the year 2007, the call for a Fair Go was a key determinant in the downfall of the Howard government as issues such as industrial relations, the war in Iraq, the plight of refugees, the incarceration of David Hicks and the confinement of Mohamed Han…

Egalitarian myth

Submitted Letter to the Editor – The Australian. While celebrating the 40th anniversary of the referendum on indigenous Australians it is fitting to recall your newspaper`s moving editorial on 29 April 1970 which expressed the dark side of the Endea…

Death in custody

Death should have no colour. Both Mr Waterford ("Fact versus indignation" December 27, p17) and Paul Drury ("Deal with the facts" December 27, p16) continue to argue that a Queensland policeman should not be charged with any offenc…