Posts Tagged ‘utopia

Pilger “part of the Aboriginal industry”

Feb 04, 2014 | Discuss

Pilger "part of the Aboriginal industry"

Respected veteran Aboriginal community worker David Hewitt has challenged the vision of Aboriginal issues  in central Australia presented by John Pilger’s documentary film, Utopia. Speaking on ABC radio Alice Springs, Hewitt, who with his wife, nurse Margaret Hewitt, has been involved in community development for half a century, said Pilger had failed to recognise the work that had been done by individuals and organisations in central Australia during the past 20 or 30 years. Listen to th...Read more

Not Utopia, but better than it was

Feb 01, 2014 | 6 Comments

Not Utopia, but better than it was

Dave Richards After being too slow off the draw to get a ticket to John Pilger’s Utopia last week, I tried to find some other way of viewing it. No luck; you can buy or hire the doco off the British ITunes, but only if you live in the UK. In Australia, it seems, you must wait till Mr Pilger’s distributors deem a mass release is appropriate, presumably after it has “premiered” in various cinemas around the country. This marketing seems a tad elitist for a man who ostensibl...Read more

Are some critics of Alison Anderson exploiting racial tensions?

Jan 31, 2013 | 11 Comments

Are some critics of Alison Anderson exploiting racial tensions?

Outstation housing maintenance needs funding By Bob Durnan On Saturday 5th January, NT Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson’s office placed a large ad in the NT News. The ad outlined the facts concerning Anderson’s intention to fund some house repairs on outstations (aka ‘homelands’ and ‘homelands communities’ in the top end). The advertisement followed a couple of months’ speculation about the details of Anderson’s proposal, and allegations about the grants being pers...Read more