NATIONAL: Neo-liberalism is a hungry beast and this 21st Century strain of capitalism is shaping the agenda for control of Aboriginal lands, writes JEFF MCMULLEN.
LALC LAND: The Gilgandra Aboriginal community has teamed up with a government authority to return a significant parcel of land back to its former glory. But how they got there is a remarkable story of white and black Australians working together. CHRIS GRAHAM reports.
NATIONAL: The Cape York Welfare Reform Evaluation 2012 is a thorough 369 page document that is the culmination of an extraordinary reporting process: there are now eight reports on the website of the Department of Families, Housing, Communities and Indigenous Affairs totalling over 1000 pages, writes JON ALTMAN.
NATIONAL: This is an edited response to “Special Treatment is the new black”, by Gary Johns, The Australian, February 2 2012.
NATIONAL: A huge thank you for Tracker. I am in turn diverted, angered, informed, encouraged and amused as I read my way through, writes Dindy Vaughan.
NATIONAL: In a relationship, if someone is hurting, be it physical or emotional, the general human response is to exercise compassion, sympathy and understanding, writes Tania Lee Searle.