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The Burden of Culture

Get a free excerpt of Gary Johns' The Burden of Culture. This book is a new vision of the most divisive political issue in Australia today.

Front cover and opening pages span of 'The Burden of Culture' book

Aboriginal politics, driven by an educated urban elite, focuses heavily on reconciliation and self-determination, often overlooking the 20 percent minority in remote areas facing despair. The challenge lies in addressing the unique needs of this marginalised group constrained by political dynamics.

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Peering Under the Rock paper.

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Peering under the rock: A closer look at the Uluru Statement

This paper evaluates the Uluru Statement, focusing on its origins and impact on reconciliation.

Trish Botha interview.

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Stories from the front line: A video interview with Trish Botha

Trish Botha shares her advocacy for personal empowerment within Aboriginal communities.

Need. Not Race.

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Need. Not Race.

Gary Johns discusses the importance of focusing on needs rather than race in supporting Aboriginal communities.

Aboriginal school scholarships paper

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What do we know about Aboriginal secondary school scholarships?

This research paper discusses the effectiveness of scholarships for Aboriginal secondary school students in closing the education gap.

Aboriginal school scholarships paper with footnotes

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Aboriginal secondary scholarships paper (footnotes version)

Provide your details to download the footnotes and explore sources and references in our recent research paper.

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Stories from the front line: A video interview with Kerry White

Kerry White shares the story of her life and work in Aboriginal communities.

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January 2024 supporter update

Gary Johns discusses the first Aboriginal university graduate in Australia and the upcoming Church and State Conference.

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Stories from the front line: A video interview with Cheryl Waye

Cheryl Waye shares her story of success and resilience as a proud indigenous woman.

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Proposed holiday: Intermarriage Day (30 December)

We propose an annual celebration of reconciliation called Intermarriage Day.

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A closer look at the Bidyadanga Land Activation Pilot Project

Gary Johns dicsusses the feasibility of WA's Bidyadanga Land Activation Pilot Project.

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Adelaide Statement from the Head

Gary Johns discusses the Adelaide Statement from the Head, which presents an alternative response to the Uluru Statement.

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Examining the High Court's ruling on housing in remote communities

Gary Johns shares his analysis, offering valuable insights into the implications for tenants and the landscape of housing in remote areas.

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Adelaide Statement from the Head

Close the Gap Research Committee presents an alternative response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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Stories from the front line: A video interview with Terry Keane

Terry Keane shares his experience working in remote communities across Australia.

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Inaugural Close the Gap Research committee meeting

Learn about the outcomes from the inaugural Close the Gap Research committee meeting.