Amy McQuire
Independent Aboriginal rights based journalism
Created 28 May 2020
  • PODCAST: The criminalisation of mental illness
    23 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 6 0
    Gudamulli! In the last few editions of Presence, I’ve spoken a lot about a particular form of police brutality - police shootings in which Aboriginal people have died. It comes in the wake of several ...
  • Shattered Glass: The Death In Custody of Mark Mason Snr
    09 Nov 2021 • 15 min read • 7 1
    Gudamulli! Today is a long read, but I honestly couldn’t make it shorter. This is a story that I’ve wanted to write for 11 years. It’s the story of Gomeroi man Mark Mason Snr, who was shot by a police...
  • Newsworthy cases: Where is the 'care' for missing black children?
    05 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 16 1
    WA Police find 4-year-old Cleo Smith in Carnarvon, WA. Where is the care, concern and coverage for missing black kids? The nation was captivated this week by the finding of 4-year-old Cleo Smith, who ...
  • Friday Reads #2
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Gudamulli! First of all, an update on the direction of this newsletter. Thank you all to have subscribed over the past few months. It has meant so much. I feel it shows you believe in this type of wor...
  • "A license to kill": Family mourn Aboriginal woman JC
    25 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 11 1
    In the last update on Friday, I mentioned that today I was publishing a long-read. It was about Mark Mason Snr who was shot by a cop in Collerenebri in November 2010. Then, on Friday, the officer who ...
  • Friday Reads #1
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 7 6
    Gudamulli! I’m currently working on a piece for Monday - it will be a long-read about a black death in custody - a case I have been following for the past 11 years. Today I’m also thinking of the fami...
  • Black Witness: Reading Ida B Wells in this place
    18 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 11 0
    Gudamulli, Thank you so much to everyone who subscribed last week - it meant so much to see the article on Silencing shared across social media and I hope it also gives you an insight into where I’m g...
  • Silencing Aboriginal women on issues of violence
    11 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 14 2
    Gudamulli! Last week was a hard week for our mob. We mourned the deaths of Gordon Copeland in Moree, Charlene Warrior in Bute, and JC in Geraldton. Because these cases are still being investigated, I ...
  • After five years of waiting, Wayne 'Fella' Morrison's family are still calling for justice
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 6 0
    Gudamulli! I want to start by apologising for the sporadic nature of this newsletter. Over the past few months, I’ve been working on finishing my first non-fiction book ‘Black Witness’, to be released...
  • The futility of 'white justice'
    27 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 17 1
    Last night, SBS aired a new documentary about the Bowraville Murders, directed by the renowned Gomeroi journalist Allan Clarke. The film is the latest form of Black Witnessing; a piece of journalism t...
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