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How To Beat Poverty In One Of The Nation’s Poorest Black Towns: Install A $1.3m CCTV System

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Sure, Aboriginal people in the remote Aboriginal community of Aurukun in the far north of Cape York might be living in abject poverty.

And sure, they might have some of the worst life statistics on earth. Indeed, according to a report, Dropping off the Edge, released last year:

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Capitalism Explained Through The Medium Of Cookies

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Ian McAuley and Ben Eltham – New Matilda’s two main writers on economic issues – are, to put not too fine a point on it, thoroughly awesome.

Week in week out, they explain in simple terms what all those ‘economic thingies’ are, and how they play out politically.

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VIDEO: Jeb Bush Goes From Preordained President To Human Applause Sign

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Imagine for a moment that your brother is George W. Bush.

When your brother becomes president in 2000, with your assistance, you feel good. Your brother is a moron. You are far less of a moron. His ascent to the most powerful political office in the world can only be a good thing: your time will come too. Your idiot brother did it. How hard could it be?

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NITV Logo, Brought To You By Woodside Petroleum?

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Australia’s premiere Aboriginal television station, NITV, has fast been making a name for itself as a must-watch channel if you want an authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective on just about anything.

And so as their profile has grown, the powers that be decided it was time to rebrand.

That was mistake number one.

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Global Anti-Poverty Fighter Weighs In On Australia’s Latest Blackface Stupidity

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One of the world’s biggest organisations set up to tackle poverty and injustice has called on Australians to “call out racism and be champions for change” after one of their Australian staff was targeted for blowing the whistle on yet another blackface scandal.

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