- Aboriginal issues -
Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.
Making great Aussie dream come true
By: Tony Koch, Sarah Elks HOUSING would be revalued to offset the cost of building in remote Aboriginal communities under a fresh government bid to make the great Australian dream of home ownership achievable for indigenous people. The... read more
Department gets $242k fine over Malu Sara
By: TONY KOCH THE Federal Court has slapped the Immigration Department with the maximum fine of $242,000 after finding it breached its duty of care to five people who died on a government launch in the Torres Strait five years ago. The... read more
Giving volume to the voiceless
COMMENT. By: Tony Koch A DECADE ago, Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson sent shockwaves through indigenous and non-indigenous Australia when he boldly declared that welfare dependency was the ``poison'' killing his people. But he did not stop... read more
Remote communities thriving in new `dry'
By: Tony Koch MERVINA Henry is the shy face of change in Queensland's remote indigenous communities, where alcohol consumption has been curtailed and children are staying in school. Five years after alcohol restrictions were imposed on the... read more
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
Indigenous voters may sway marginal seats
By: Tony Koch, Sean Parnell THE indigenous vote could make the difference in up to three marginal seats if the Australian Electoral Commission can re-engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the political process. A 1996 decision by... 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