Assimilation & Oppression

Petition about the formal proceedings of the Referendum Council

INVITE ONLY MEETINGS: Broome: 10-12 February 2017, Dubbo: 17-19 February 2017, Darwin: 22-24 February 2017, Perth: 3-5 March 2017, Sydney: 10-12 March 2017, Melbourne: 17-19 March 2017, Cairns: 24-26 March 2017, Ross River: 31 March - 2 April 2017, Adelaide: 7-9 April 2017, Brisbane: 21-23 April 2017, Torres Strait: 5-7 May 2017, Uluru - National Convention Read more about Petition about the formal proceedings of the Referendum Council

New Stolen Generation - Yolngu Nation says 'No' to the Removal of it's citizens

Annual Gathering reignites debate on constitutional recognition

Constitutional Recognition

Gamilaroi man, and founder of the Sovereign Union, Mr Ghillar Anderson, is preparing to lead discussions on a variety of issues including First Nations People's sovereignty, and the government's proposed constitutional changes. "The Sovereign Union is about bringing people together to share our experiences and get a way forward as a collective group of people", says Mr Anderson. - The proposed changes are being promoted through a government-funded campaign, 'Recognise', which is currently making its way around the nation. Read more about Annual Gathering reignites debate on constitutional recognition

The urgent need for Australia to acknowledge it has a race relations problem

White Australia must consider the damage that disregard generates, and understand that from the Aboriginal perspective, white ways are not the only ways, or necessarily the best ways.
 
Many of our survey respondents expressed a willingness to improve the relationship. But so long as white Australia is resistant to Indigenous inclusion on any terms but its own, it’s hard to see how progress can be made.

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Aboriginal prisoners used as slave labour in Northern Terriory

The Northern Territory branch of the United Voice union says a program that allows prisoners to work at a central Australian salt mine for award wages is akin to slave labour.

The Territory Government says low-security prisoners are being trained for work at a potash project near Curtain Springs because the company had trouble recruiting staff. Read more about Aboriginal prisoners used as slave labour in Northern Terriory

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