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19 JANUARY 2016

Love Punks: online game created by Australian Indigenous kids

"The Love Punks online game was created by a gang of 9,10 and 11 year old Love Punks from Roebourne in WA. For the last 8 months the Love Punks have been sweating it out, in 40 degree heat, on computers creating stop motion animations of themselves and friends in photoshop and flash."

(26 April 2012)

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2012 • 9-11 year olds • Aboriginal Australian kids • Aboriginal culture • Aboriginal kids • Adobe Flash • bearded dragon • Big hART • Burrup Peninsula • childhood imagination • Chynna Campbell • comic bookcommunity participatory projectcreative participationdesert • designers of the future • disadvantaged communitiesDIY • Duncan Gates • First Nations youthfroggame designgreen screenhomemade gamesimagineeringIndigenous Australiansindigenous community • indigenous games and play • Indigenous people • Indigenous young people • interactive comic • kids • lizard • Lovepunks Game • mining • mud flats • Murujuga • NEOMAD • online game • outdoor game • peacockpersonal empowerment • Pilbara desert • pogona • remote communities • Roebourne • salt flats • Satellite Sisters • sea • social arts • stop motion animationstop-frame animation • Stu Campbell • Telen Rodwell • Trevor Jamieson • video gamevideo games and Indigenous peopleWestern Australia • Woodside (natural gas company) • Yijala Yala Project • young designersyoung peoplezombie

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Simon Perkins
16 JANUARY 2015

Pilger's message to white Australia cannot be dismissed

"Mainstream Australia has long lacked a real education about Aboriginal people, about our shared history, and this nation's brutal past. Fortunately, there's a simple way in–an opportunity to get a 'punter's guide' to the truth about the treatment of Aboriginal Australians."

(Sol Bellear, 2 March 2014)

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2013Aboriginal Australians • Aboriginal elder • Aboriginal Medical Service • Aboriginal peopleAlan LoweryapartheidatrocitiesAustralia • Australia Day • blackfellas • Bob Randall • brutal treatment • colonisationconcentration campcultural hegemony • death in custody • documentary film • Edmund Barton • eugenicsFirst Australiansforced sterilizationgenocide • Gina Rinehart • half-caste • indifferenceIndigenous AustraliansIndigenous peopleinjusticeJohn Pilger • Lang Hancock • mainstream Australia • Noel Nannup • non-Aboriginal Australia • Northern Territoryplaying godpolice brutalitypovertyracial inequalityreconciliation • reparations • Rosie Kunoth-Monks • Rottnest Island • Sol Bellear • South Australiastolen generations • uncomfortable truths • Utopia (2013) • Vince Forrester • vox pops • Warren Snowdon • Western Australiawhite Australia policywhite settlement • whitefellas

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Simon Perkins
19 FEBRUARY 2014

Artwork by Lena Nyadbi installed on Musee du quai Branly roof

"29 April 2013, marks the Australian launch of a unique project that will see a giant work of art by Australian Aboriginal artist Lena Nyadbi installed on the roof of the musée du quai Branly in Paris. To be officially revealed on June 6, the 700 square-metre installation is viewable from the Eiffel Tower and accessible by Google Earth users, making it one of the largest artworks made by an Australian artist and an important new addition to the world renowned museum dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas."

(International Development for Australian Indigenous Art)

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2013artwork • Australia Council • Australian Aboriginal artist • Australian artist • barramundi • black and white • black and white painting • charcoal • commissioned work • Dayiwul Country • Dayiwul Lirlmim (Barramundi Scales) • female artist • fish scales • Gija People • indigenous art • indigenous artist • Indigenous cultural knowledge • International Development for Australian Indigenous Art (IDAIA) • Kimberley region • large scale work • Lena Nyadbi • Musee du quai Branlymuseumochre • Paddy Jaminji • paintingParis • roof • rooftop • simple forms • spare aesthetic • Stephane Martin • Western Australia

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Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2005

Guthrie Cards: personal identity stored in blood sample strips

"'Guthrie cards', which are taken when infants are born [in Australia] and stored at hospitals. These cards contain samples of the infant's blood. This practice constitutes a potentially very serious abuse of privacy, as these cards be used to compile DNA databases on the population born here in the last 30 years. One Western Australian hospital, under pressure from police to give up some of the cards, destroyed their records so as to maintain patient confidentiality."

(Louise Boon–Kuo (UTS Legal Centre, Sydney, Australia)

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Australiababyblood • blood spot testing • confidentialdatadatabaseDNA • DNA sample • genetics • Guthrie Cards • health datahospitalhospital recordsidentificationidentity disclosure • infant • patient information • personal confidential data • personal datapersonal privacyprivacyuse of private informationWestern Australia
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