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January 2014

Yalmay Yunupingu discusses call for Treaty

When the chair of the Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine went national with his now famous call for Treaty between First Nation peoples and the Australian Government it took four days for the news to reach Yirrkala and Nhulunbuy. Four days passed before Yalmay Yunupingu learned of the call for Treaty. I phoned Ms Yunupingu […]

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National Congress fighting for survival

The Federal Government has defunded the National Congress of the First Peoples of Australia – from June 2014 there will be no more Government funding. The Congress the previous Government’s promise of $5 million per year each year for the next three years. However the Congress is touring the nation major cities and holding urgent […]

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Compensation call for loss of languages

Oxford and Cambridge scholar, linguist Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann is calling for the Federal Government to financially compensate First Nations Peoples who had their languages “stolen” and to invest that compensation in reclaiming their languages. Professor Zuckermann has been working with First Nations communities to restore where possible their languages and said that it goes to the […]

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Premiers Barnett and Gallop, look into the eyes of this little girl

Western Australia has one of the nation’s highest homelessness rates – well, why would it not when Government itself induces en masse homelessness. In 2003 the Western Australian State Government closed down the Swan Valley Nyungah Community’s residences in the north eastern Perth suburb of Lockridge because of allegations of sexual abuse against only one […]

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Yalmay Yunupingu learns of the calls for TREATY

Today, I spoke with Yalmay Yunupingu – wife of the late Dr Yunupingu, who famously responded to Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s broken promise (to the Baranga Statement, 1988) with the internationally acclaimed song, TREATY. Despite days passing since news media around the country published and broadcast Warren Mundine’s and Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s support for […]

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Survival Day – Andrew Davis’ response to Warren Mundine

by Andrew Davis Warren Mundine is talking about “forgiving” as being as important as the Government’s apology in terms of the reconciliation process. I disagree wholeheartedly! Whilst the apology only went a small way in the journey to forgiveness, I cannot (and will not) forgive until the Australian government takes a leaf from its own […]

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Salvation Army to answer sexual abuse allegations

Institutional sexual abuse and other violence and maltreatment are now a known historical fact of numerous religious or carer institutions – but there is still a long way to go in archiving many of the more horrific abuses that occurred, some on a relative en masse scale. By any measure the repetitive nature of the […]

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Utopia

It is “Australia Day” and I’m reeling still from the sledgehammer to my psyche that was my first viewing of John Pilger’s “Utopia” a few days ago.  It was my honour to have been invited to the premiere screening here in Perth by Robert and Selina Eggington of the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation. I’ve had the privilege […]

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From Egypt to Afghanistan: Free woman, free world

Sherif Samir, writing from Egypt In the past year, during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, when the darkness of fanatical Muslims beset Egypt, and when it seemed that the spirit of resistance was fading, and people were giving up, I was observing women, wondering how the new situation was affecting their looks, their clothes, […]

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Josie Cashman’s Australia Day Speech

Josephine Cashman is a lawyer and a businessperson and in October was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council. Here is Ms Cashman’s Australia Day speech: By Josephine Cashman   Today is Australia Day, a day that many Indigenous people call Survival Day. The title for my speech tonight is ‘Survival is a process […]

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