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always was, always will be…. blackfellas getting rorted by gubbas.

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The latest issue of National Indigenous Times is an utter cracker-whacker. Turns out that Mal Brough might like spending Northern Territory money in his Queensland electorate, that the Howard government (pleeease let that phrase be a footnote soon) prefers spending indigenous money to spending its own, and that taking control of land might only be a really good solution for the problem of, “geez, how do we take control of all this land, eh?”.

Few Australian news sources consistently break the big inside stories the way NIT does and this one really goes hard in the face of adversity. Even if you don’t flip the whole issue, ABSOLUTELY check out this article – investigucational journalism at its best. A bit of history wouldn’t hurt you before the next election either.


Written by typingisnotactivism

July 16, 2007 at 6:53 pm

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  1. hey what are “gubbas”?

    ed: guvs, gubnerz, governor – ‘gubba’ is indigenous Aussie slanguage for whitefella. It’s usually a
    reference to interfering, powerful or landholding whitefellas doing stupid stuff. Can be friendly between mates. Funnily (appropriately) enough, is also Icelandic slang for vomit.


    August 19, 2007 at 5:39 pm

  2. Hi,

    Was googling ‘Always was, always will be’ (we’re preparing a feature for the things to watch in 2008) when I came across your very generous plug of NIT.

    Manyy thanks… It’s nice to hear every now and then that people like what we do. We worked on the Mal’s Dreaming story for seven months before we finally caught the thieving bastard… Thank god your footnote came true!


    Chris Graham

    January 22, 2008 at 2:00 am

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