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Thursday 3 April 2014
Health News

in brief: indigenous women face higher risk of breast cancer

Shannon O'Keefe
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The New South Wales Cancer Council has released a shocking statistic regarding Aboriginal women and breast cancer. According to their research Indigenous deaths due to breast cancer is almost one third higher than non-Indigenous women. They have also reported that Aboriginal women tend to be younger on average than other Australian women and present the…
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Thursday 20 March 2014
Featured Politics

papa tony’s choices: on abbott’s paternalistic approach to indigenous women’s welfare

Sarah Iuliano
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If you heard out-and-proud ‘feminist’ Tony Abbott’s speech this International Women’s Day, you would think that – bar room for improvement in parental leave – ladies across the nation should be cheering. ‘Anyone who is an Australian has won the lottery of life and if you look at our country and the deal that it…
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Saturday 15 March 2014
Culture Featured World

the very real consequences of living on stolen land

Shannon Clarke
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For a while, her name and picture were everywhere. In Nova Scotia, literally, on papers covering the province. Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old criminology student disappeared on 13 February. She was writing her Masters thesis on the hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Saunders, originally from Labrador and studying at Saint Mary’s University…
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