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Campaign for Treaty

August 26, 2014

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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 […]

Justice

March 12, 2014

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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 […]

In the Absence of Treaty launched in Canberra

February 12, 2014

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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 […]

Concerns over 99 year leases_dismantling the Land Rights Act

November 8, 2013

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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 […]

The Northern Territory education system continues to fail Aboriginal children

November 1, 2013

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Earlier this week the Council for Australian Governments (COAG) released its latest report Education in Australia 2012: Five years of performance. Key points the report highlighted are: There has been no improvement in school attendance rates of Indigenous students. In fact, the Northern Territory (NT) has gaps greater than 10% in every year. Worst affected […]

Keeping them Home – What have we learnt from Bringing them Home?

May 20, 2013

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KEEPING THEM HOME The most recent data shows that the number of children being moved into out-of-home care in the Northern Territory has just about doubled since 2007. Two-thirds of these children are being placed with non-Indigenous families away from their communities. Elder Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, as spokesperson for Yolngu Makarr Dhuni calls for […]

A Decision to Discriminate launched in Brisbane

December 18, 2012

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Last week in Brisbane Amnesty International Australia and ANTaR hosted the launch of ‘concerned Australian’s’ A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory. The book was launched by Graeme Mundine with Aunty Lilla Watson and Les Malezer. Graeme’s speech is attached – Brisbane launch_Decision to Discriminate The book is available for purchase from http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au