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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 […]

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

May 20, 2013


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 […]

Review of a Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the NT

November 8, 2012


In recent months I have taken to conducting a straw poll to gauge how aware ‘average’ people are about the Northern Territory Intervention and its successor Stronger Futures. By average I mean people who aren’t connected with the various advocacy networks active on this issue. Stronger Futures is the euphemistic name given to the new […]

Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory

November 6, 2012


A large crowd gathered in Glebe on Monday night to launch the latest book from ‘concerned Australians’ A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory.  Jeff McMullen, Graeme Mundine (see below for his speech) and Barbara Shaw all gave very moving talks about the impact of the NT Intervention and the importance of this […]

Frank Pearce honoured with Br. John Taylor Award

April 19, 2012


Congratulations to Frank Pearce, this year’s recipient of the Brother John Taylor Award. The prestigious award for excellence in Catholic Education was awarded to Frank yesterday at a ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues. The formalities commenced with a performance by Aboriginal dancers who much to the delight of the audience encouraged some to participate in the […]

Intervention extension beggars belief – Graeme Mundine National Indigenous Times

March 21, 2012


Article From this week’s National Indigenous Times – Click here – National indigenous times

Message from Jimmy Little to the Australian Government

March 13, 2012