Archbishop Desmond Tutu prays for Aboriginal Australians on World Peace Day

September 21, 2014


Statement from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on 21 September 2014 ARCHBISHOP TUTU’S PRAYER FOR THE RIGHTS OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES On World Peace Day 2014, I pray for the rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia to determine their own destiny. It is a severe indictment on Australia that many of its indigenous people still feel […]

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September newsletter

September 2, 2014


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Campaign for Treaty

August 26, 2014


concerned Australians have recently released a new video highlighting the call for Treaty. Aboriginal Peoples have waited more than 200 years for formal and binding agreements with the Australian Government.  They want the opportunity to take control over their lives and to determine their futures through legal agreements, compacts, covenants or treaties established in law […]


Join us on the Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage

May 13, 2014


The Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage provides an opportunity to visit some of the most sacred Aboriginal sites in NSW, including Lake Mungo National Park, Mt Grenville Cave, Mutawintji National Park and engage with the remote Aboriginal community of Menindee. Throughout our journey you will gain a unique insight into one of the world’s oldest living cultures […]


March 12, 2014


The following reflection on Justice is written by Michele Harris from ‘concerned Australians’. Michele is responding to an article in the SMH by Sol Bellear who comments on John Pilger’s film Utopia. Read Sol Bellear’s article here. Justice – Michele Harris  “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”     Benjamin […]

CRA calls for National Lament for Asylum Seekers

February 28, 2014


The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry does not work on Asylum seeker issues, however like many others we are concerned about the issues of justice for those seeking refuge in Australia. Recent events on Manus Island have particularly highlighted the suffering that people are experiencing. Therefore, as we approach Lent, we support the call from Catholic Religious Australia for […]

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In the Absence of Treaty launched in Canberra

February 12, 2014


Last week concerned Australian’s latest book was launched in Canberra at the ANU Coop. The speakers were: Graeme Mundine, Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, John Falzon, CEO of the St Vincent De Paul Society and Professor Jon Altman, Research Professor at CEAPR. Graeme’s speech ITAT_Canberra launch To read John Falzon’s speech click here To buy the book […]

Liturgy Conference Proceedings

December 20, 2013


In June, the ACM hosted a conference on liturgy for Aboriginal people working in ministries and education from Victoria, Queensland and NSW. The gathering was a celebration of all the great things that Aboriginal ministries are doing and provided a wonderful opportunity for people to share successes, ideas and resources. During the few days the […]

The dismantling of the Land Rights Act (NT) 1976 forum

November 29, 2013


On Wednesday Graeme and I attended a forum held by ‘concerned Australians’. It was a wonderful opportunity to hear Utopia Elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks speak about her concerns with 99 year leases and other challenges communities are facing. It was also an opportunity to hear expert legal and political analysis of the Federal Government’s proposed 99 year leases. Below […]

Concerns over 99 year leases_dismantling the Land Rights Act

November 8, 2013


Currently in the Northern Territory the Federal Government is in the process of ‘negotiating’ 99 year leases with some communities. Concerns have been raised about the process of engaging communities in these negotiations. Previously, the Government has talked about a blitz in communities to get these leases signed leading to a perception of haste in […]