Anthony Dillon

Australian notes

29 April 2023 9:00 am

Major problems with the Voice referendum are plain to see: even some of its prominent supporters question its chances of…

How to help in a town like Alice

11 February 2023 9:00 am

The solutions to indigenous disadvantage require new thinking

Violence against Aboriginal women is not new news

5 November 2022 9:00 am

The ABC is simply playing catch-up

Cultural notes

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Heroes and villains According to a paper published by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 2020, it would seem that…

Is Australia racist?

10 July 2021 12:41 pm

Yes, I am writing another article making the claim that Australia is not a racist country. While some might think I have an obsession with the topic, I…

The real threat to black lives isn’t white men in police uniforms

4 September 2020 5:00 am

Recently media, activists and keyboard warriors have cherry-picked examples of controversial police activity to present coppers as enemies of the…

Why is it ‘critique’ when leftists cut close to the bone – and cause for outrage if it comes from the right

30 August 2020 5:00 am

It’s no secret, that I generally prefer news commentary I see on Sky News, in the Daily Telegraph, The Australian, and Quadrant—and naturally, I find The Spectator very informative. The reason…

That’s the dairy aisle dealt with. Now can we stop this patronising pettiness and tackle true Indigenous disadvantage?

7 August 2020 11:11 am

Here’s a quick question for those who follow Aboriginal affairs: what has received more attention in the past month—the story…

Australian notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Is it racism or the obsession with racism that is costing indigenous lives? Where’s the outrage regarding the high death…

Hands on the scales of Aboriginal affairs

22 February 2020 9:00 am

Recently we saw the release of the latest Closing the Gap report for 2020. There were no real surprises, so…

Healthy, safe, quality lives matter more than an Indigenous ‘voice to parliament’

28 November 2019 5:00 am

Much has been written about the demand for an Indigenous voice. While such an idea is necessarily political, I wish…

Indigenous notes

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Beware labeling deaths in custody as racially motivated From time to time we hear about tragic events where a person…

Is Australia really a racist country?

6 September 2019 5:00 am

The title of this article is a question; one that relates to Aboriginal people. So when I talk about whether…

Racism notes

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Taking offence means we all walk on eggshells Recently, a controversial cartoon was drawn of a tennis champion which many…

Blind to their own racism

16 June 2018 9:00 am

As human beings, we often act in ways that are contradictory. Little inconsistencies are fine, but when they become major…

Forget safe spaces, here’s a new solution for the offended

13 December 2017 6:46 am

We hear a lot about the need for safe spaces these days. In this article I discuss another type of…

Australian notes

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Black-on-black hate The problem of violence in Aboriginal communities is well known to anyone with an interest in Aboriginal affairs.…