Anthony Dillon

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.…