Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

About Child Poverty Action Group Child Poverty Action Group (Inc) (CPAG) is a non-profit group formed in 1994, and made up of academics, activists, practitioners and supporters. CPAG has a strong education and research role which enables it to contribute to better informed social policy to support children in Aotearoa New Zealand, specifically children who … Continue reading Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

Indigenous people are being displaced again – by gentrification

Soaring rents are destroying the communities Aboriginal people have painstakingly built in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. It all feels very familiar Walking into the inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End one morning, I witnessed a group of Aboriginal “parkies” being moved on from a corner of the main road. “So nothing’s really changed for blackfellas … Continue reading Indigenous people are being displaced again – by gentrification

Number of pokie machines in Māori communities ‘hugely disproportionate’

How to destroy indigenous communities   Northland doctor and political aspirant Lance O'Sullivan says urgent action is needed to rid New Zealand of pokie machines. Earlier this year Dr O'Sullivan called for a ban on the machines, after witnessing the devastating impacts they had on his Northland community of Kaitaia. Dr O'Sullivan re-iterated that stance on … Continue reading Number of pokie machines in Māori communities ‘hugely disproportionate’

A safe haven on the Nile: life in South Sudan’s Old Fangak – in pictures

Before civil war erupted, Old Fangak was home to about 5,000 people. But since December 2013, the remote town in South Sudan’s Jonglei state has become a refuge for people fleeing the fighting, swelling its numbers tenfold For Nyauargak Bap, coming to Old Fangak meant coming home. The mother of four was born here but … Continue reading A safe haven on the Nile: life in South Sudan’s Old Fangak – in pictures

Locals benefit from jobs created by rabbit-proof-fence fix

BOB “Mangoes” Mongoo grew up with the rabbit-proof fence, regularly travelling alongside it to find food. The Wajarri man was raised near Mt Wittenoom in the Murchison, rugged red country about 250km north-east of Geraldton. The earliest sections of the fence were erected nearly 90 years before he was born. To him, the rabbit-proof fence … Continue reading Locals benefit from jobs created by rabbit-proof-fence fix

The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)

The aboriginal culture of Australia, includes a large number of tribes inhabiting the oceanic continent before the arrival of the white man. But all that rich culture is doomed to survive in stocks in which its people are destined to extinction. In this episode one of the elders that preserve aboriginal culture will show the … Continue reading The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)