- Indigenous violence -

Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • Pathetic excuses perpetuate fraud on children
    By: TONY KOCH COMMENT IT is high time one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the Australian people was exposed and dealt with in a proper manner. That fraud is the plight of many children in remote communities. If the laws that apply to... read more
  • Top cops fed lines to Palm police
    By: Michael McKenna, Tony Koch THE Crime and Misconduct Commission has recommended two senior officers, picked by Queensland Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson to review the discredited investigation into the 2004 death in custody of Palm... read more
  • Restraint autopsy yields no clues
    By: TONY KOCH FURTHER tests will be required to determine the cause of death of a mentally ill father of three who died after being restrained by hospital security staff and police in north Queensland. Lyji Vaggs's family revealed... read more
  • Judge sees path to dry lives without crime
    By: TONY KOCH CONTROLS imposed by government on alcohol consumption in indigenous communities in Queensland have been the single most important reason why crime has decreased markedly and the lives of women and children have improved,... read more
  • Former leader berates ATSIC
    FORMER ATSIC chief Lowitja O'Donoghue has unleashed a furious attack on the disbanded body, claiming its male leaders were preoccupied with drinking, gambling and womanising. At a closed-door meeting in Adelaide yesterday, where indigenous leaders were... read more
  • Girl gang rape haunted me: Chief Justice
    By: Sarah Elks IN a rare emotional insight, Queensland's Chief Justice has revealed he was ``deeply, personally affected'' by the case of a 10-year-old girl who was gang-raped in Aurukun -- the ``most difficult'' of his judicial career. In... read more
  • Twilight of old radicals INDIGENOUS FUTURE
    By: Peter Sutton The vested interests in indigenous policy are those who still support the old rights campaigns that began in the 1970s, writes Peter Sutton IN the colonial era and soon after, progressives had pushed for the protection of... read more
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