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…

Matter of justice

It is surprising The Canberra Times chose to comment on a Queensland case, the death of Doomadgee (Editorial, December 18, p10. However, having elected to opine, it would have been preferable for a newspaper to have represented the interests of the pe…

Indigenous crises

The plight of indigenous Australians is well documented in Jack Waterford’s article ("Aboriginal Australia falls farther behind", November 8, p13) as he lists the disgraceful statistics of poor education, housing, health, community servic…