Category Archive: AIH399-2011/12

Saying ‘Sorry’ Fifty Years Hence? The Stolen Generations, the Northern Territory Intervention, and New Paternalism

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by Sarah Clarke

Executive Summary

  • In response to the findings of a 2006 NT State Inquiry into child sex abuse, and its report entitled Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle Little Children are Sacred (LCAS), the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) was launched in June 2007.
  • To Read more »

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War on Television: From Vietnam to Modern Media, the Troublesome Nature of Credible Reporting in the Demand Era of Gens Y&Z

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by Renae Pirrottina

Executive summary

  • This article uses the Vietnam War as a historical reference point for reflecting on the way news media is controlled and operates comparatively today.
  • In the challenging and evolving role of media in an era of (post-)modernity, and largely due Read more »

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Reverse Discrimination: The Modern ‘Equality’?

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by Bonnie Chapman

Lessons from history overflow with accounts of inequality, discrimination and intolerance toward particular (minority) groups of people. These particular groups have suffered inequity based upon preconceptions regarding sex, race, age and sexual orientation. For decades, groups such as the Women’s Liberation Movement and Read more »

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Putting Australian Women on the Frontline of War: A Transnational Historical Perspective

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by Andrew Barnao

Since time immemorial, war has been considered an integral part of the history of humankind. It is generally perceived as a male affair with women being on the sidelines of the action. On 27 September 2011, however, Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced that Read more »

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Political Trials: Justice by Guillotine?

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by Zora Bilogrevic

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

For international justice to function efficiently, it is essential that political leaders are held accountable for their actions and can make their Read more »

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Investing in the Future: Making a Historical Case for why Australia should not Reduce its Foreign Aid during Financial Downturns

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by Catherine Bone

Executive summary

  • Should we give aid to other nations when facing harsh economic downturns? Using Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh as case studies, this article argues that it is in our best interests to do so, to establish relationships with our Read more »

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Inadequate Response: The United Nations and Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity since the 1948 Genocide Convention

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by Anita Guarino

Sixty-three years ago the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) gave a standing ovation after the successful implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Six decades also have passed since the UN founded in favour of the Convention on the Read more »

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Hey Gillard, Stop keeping Us in the Dark Ages! How Historical Perspectives help to provide Insight into Equality for Same-Sex Relationship

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by Brittany Rogers

Executive summary

  • The Australian Government currently has not legalised same-sex marriage, even though the majority of the population support such a change.
  • Throughout history there have been countless minorities, and even majorities, persecuted against for their differences or beliefs.
  • The AIDS Read more »

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Front Door or Firewood? Reflecting on the Past in order to Change Assumptions on Indigenous Housing Policies in Australia

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by Emily Voogt

Executive summary

  • Why is it assumed that Indigenous Australians wish to live as white Australians do?
  • Historically, the style and function of Indigenous dwellings vary greatly from western-style dwellings.
  • History has seen government policies seek to sedentise, institutionalise, assimilate, and Read more »

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Charting a Fairer and more Tolerant Society: Australia must Draw on its Impressive Past and Promote rather than Reject Human Rights Charters

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by Jacqueline Fumberger

Executive summary

  • This article considers the present approach by Australia in the protection and promotion of human rights by using the examples of the Victorian Government’s criticism of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic), with the recent Read more »

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