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Get a free excerpt of Hon Dr Gary Johns' book The Burden of Culture
CtGR presents an alternative response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
This research paper discusses the effectiveness of Aboriginal scholarships in closing the gap.
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.
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.Learn more or purchase the full book
"Gary Johns is a brave and observant writer on Aboriginals' cultures, politics and contrasting ways life. Unlike many experts he knows what can't be and what has to be reformed. His Burden of Culture is an impressive book and a gold mine of surprising information: it is already affecting the nation's debate on Indigenous affairs."
Professor Geoffrey Blainey
“Gary Johns has done us an enormous favour by detailing how naïve assumptions of Aboriginal empowerment through re-invented 'traditional' culture has resulted in a huge over-funded apparatus of failed programs, dysfunctional bureaucracies and thousands of organisations that do not serve the 20% of indigenous people living remotely in dire circumstances. For all Australians desirous of a better life for Aboriginal people, this book is essential reading, but with a warning: the cosy cult of virtue signalling with its welcome to country prayer is exposed as not just unhelpful but deeply destructive.”
Rachel Kohn AO
Former presenter 'The Spirit of Things' ABC Radio National
"I think it is a wonderful achievement….outstanding and astounding."
“I am gobsmacked by its honesty, courage and depth of research.”
This paper evaluates the Uluru Statement, focusing on its origins and impact on reconciliation.
Trish Botha shares her advocacy for personal empowerment within Aboriginal communities.
Gary Johns discusses the importance of focusing on needs rather than race in supporting Aboriginal communities.
This research paper discusses the effectiveness of scholarships for Aboriginal secondary school students in closing the education gap.
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Kerry White shares the story of her life and work in Aboriginal communities.
Gary Johns discusses the first Aboriginal university graduate in Australia and the upcoming Church and State Conference.
Cheryl Waye shares her story of success and resilience as a proud indigenous woman.
We propose an annual celebration of reconciliation called Intermarriage Day.
Gary Johns dicsusses the feasibility of WA's Bidyadanga Land Activation Pilot Project.
Gary Johns discusses the Adelaide Statement from the Head, which presents an alternative response to the Uluru Statement.
Gary Johns shares his analysis, offering valuable insights into the implications for tenants and the landscape of housing in remote areas.
Close the Gap Research Committee presents an alternative response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Terry Keane shares his experience working in remote communities across Australia.
Learn about the outcomes from the inaugural Close the Gap Research committee meeting.