Jack Latimore, The Sydney Morning Herald

Jack Latimore

The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Jack:

‘It was very disrespectful’: Dispute over Chris Hemsworth filming at sacred site

A television show depicting the Hollywood action star taking part in an Indigenous ceremony has divided local First Nations groups in northern NSW. → Read More

Raising Indigenous voices on a Voice to parliament

What do First Nations people think about the proposed Indigenous Voice to parliament? We spoke to dozens of Indigenous people from all walks of life to hear their voices. → Read More

Clarkson, Fagan embroiled in racism scandal as report calls for ‘reparation’

A “harrowing” report about the treatment of Indigenous players at Hawthorn recommends the players be compensated if the allegations are found to be true, but legendary AFL coach Alastair Clarkson vigorously defended himself against any claims of wrongdoing. → Read More

While Britain mourns, Australia confronts its unfinished business

The death of Elizabeth II and accession of Charles III is a fascinating, real-time civics lesson and, for many, an uncomfortable reminder about who Australia serves. → Read More

Are ‘box tickers’ armed with DNA tests inflating the Indigenous population?

Indigenous community leaders are concerned that census data showing a surging Indigenous population could result in resources being misdirected. → Read More

Voice is not enough: What happened to Indigenous issues in the campaign?

In this election campaign, Indigenous advocates say there are much more pressing matters than the Voice to parliament. → Read More

Tent Embassy a potent celebration of Aboriginal protest

The Tent Embassy was set up 50 years ago this week in response to a provocative Australia Day speech by the then Prime Minister, and remains just as relevant today. → Read More

Prominent Aboriginal leader dies in COVID-19 ward

Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison had been a “cultural adviser” to the anti-compulsory vaccination Informed Medical Options Party and had spoken at a recent rally in Sydney. → Read More

So long shaving, Survivor and whirlwind romances: Melburnians on the lockdown habits they're going to ditch

Back in hard lockdown, 12 Melbourne residents share what they won’t be repeating this time around → Read More

Miranda Tapsell on diversity, that Get Krack!n episode and Play School's new Indigenous doll

Film star and TV host explains why it matters that Kiya will become a regular feature of the toy cast in the Australian children’s TV institution → Read More

Why we should all support Cody Walker's quiet refusal to sing the Australian anthem

An appropriate response would be to improve understanding of why Advance Australia Fair remains offensive to First Nations peoples → Read More

Mark Latham got what he wanted out of his absurd proposal to DNA test Aboriginal people

There is no DNA test for Aboriginality but it didn’t stop media outlets reporting it → Read More

Indigenous social housing residents vow to fight as homes sold from under them

Toowoomba properties auctioned to recover mortgage debt incurred in a deal now being investigated by Asic → Read More

There are few memorials to our bloody history but that's changing

In the last two decades some community-driven memorials to Aboriginal resistance leaders have appeared → Read More

The passive racism of Australian media is borne of arrogance, ignorance, fear and fragility

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s marginalisation of Black voices is a symptom of an industry bereft of fresh ideas and cultural awareness → Read More

Diamond Head beach: a paradise where I lost all sense of time and space

Many white writers have had a tendency to minimise and conveniently erase our presence in the landscape → Read More

Nostalgia, untruths and the passage of years – essential ingredients of Christmas

As a boy it was all about the anticipation of Santa Claus arriving. There was magic in that night back then → Read More

Aboriginals stood with Jews against the Nazis – we have a long history together

So much of our activism is built on the shoulders of Yorta Yorta Elder, William Cooper → Read More

Even on the streets of Melbourne, country music was the soundtrack to my soul

The Buried Country’s rerelease is a reminder of how important country music has been to Aboriginal people → Read More

'A racial crime panic': Victoria election activists fight back for South Sudanese

Democracy in Colour says law and order fear is being used as a smokescreen to avoid debate on issues that matter to more people → Read More