Return The Gweagal Artefacts

By Rodney Kelly

250 years ago several artefacts, including a shield and 40-50 spears, were stolen from the Gweagal People of Botany Bay. They now sit in museums scattered across the globe.

Rodney “Murrum” Kelly, Gweagal Warrior, writes on the campaign to bring them home.

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The Stolen Generations Debate & Black Lives Matter

By Zac Gillies-Palmer

In 1915 the New South Wales Parliament passed a series of amendments to the Aborigines Protection Act. The amendments  granted disturbing new powers to the Aborigines Protection Board, most notably the authority to remove Aboriginal children from their families without parental consent or court orders. This movement towards ‘assimilation’ ultimately led to the removal of thousands of Aboriginal children from their families. We remember the children affected by these horrific practices as The Stolen Generation.

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Admin Committee Report: July

By Simonne Pengelly

There’s nothing quite like a by-election in the middle of a pandemic and following close on the heels of a bushfire disaster to remind us all of the complexities of modern campaigning and that, these days, the election cycle never really stops.

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How to Change the ALP: Understanding The Rules

By Shannen Potter and David Pink

The NSW Labor Party Rules can be confusing or arcane to new members, or members who are not used to dealing with them. A solid understanding of the Rules is crucial, however, to effective grassroots organising within the Party because the Rules outline the mechanisms for rank-and-file participation. It is important to increase literacy of the Rules amongst ordinary members. Here Shannen Potter and David Pink explain the basic rules that govern the engagement of rank-and-file members in the ALP.

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Can We Plan the Economy?

By Nicholas Daniel

In The People's Rebulic of Walmart: How the World's Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundations for Socialism, Leigh Phillips and Michal Rozworski ask us to reconsider the possibility of a planned economy by looking at the massive planning operations at the heart of capitalist society

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