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Friday 24th of November 2017 (UTC)

Jeff McMullen

“After Mabo”

  As we celebrate the courage and the achievements of Eddie Koiki Mabo we all walk in his determined footsteps in our hope for a brighter future. The Mabo family asked me to paint you a picture of how Australia can offer an example to the world, if we achieve what that passionate man dreamed […]

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The Tyranny of Experts – Challenges & Achievements in First Nations Education

Every child has a right to health and a good education. While this is a given, you say, clearly after more than two centuries the top-down, assimilationist policies inflicted by a long line of Australian Governments and technocrats have failed miserably to create even the opportunity for equity, let alone excellence, for so many of […]

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Children of the Sunrise

Look at the future through the eyes of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child in any family, urban, rural or in a remote community. These are the Children of the Sunrise, descendants of the world’s oldest and most resilient cultures. Yet can anyone say that Australia has succeeded in offering all of these children […]

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A New Democracy

Imagine a country where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised as the sovereign owners of lands they have lived on for sixty thousand years or more. Imagine the freedom to be yourself, culturally, spiritually, linguistically, regardless of your age, gender, colour or ethnic origin. Imagine a Constitution that enshrines these human rights and […]

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The Future of the Family

Jeff McMullen is one of Australia’s premier journalists. Mr McMullen delivered a March 13 address on the Future of Families at the Families Relations Australia Conference 2013. During the address he encouraged people to think about all that is good about family and then to view this experience through the yes of an Aboriginal or […]

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Categories Human Rights
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