Assimilation & Oppression

Constitutional recognition will do nothing for First Nations people

None of the recognition proposals confer any right on Aborigines to sue, nor do they impose any obligation on government to act, writes First Nations Activist, Michael Mansell.

"New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia have already recognised indigenous people in their state constitutions and the Federal Parliament passed the Act of Recognition in 2013. Not a single benefit to anyone has flowed from those measures, writes Michael Mansell, a Lawyer and First Nations Activist from Tasmania." Read more about Constitutional recognition will do nothing for First Nations people

First Nations children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

First Nations children are eight times more likely to be receiving child protection services than non-Indigenous kids, and more than 10 times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care, a report has revealed.

Across Australia, 68% of children placed in care are placed with relatives or kin, other Indigenous caregivers or in Indigenous residential care, in line with the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.

Summary by Helen Davidson (Guardian) and link to Full Report Read more about First Nations children 10.6 times more likely to be removed from home

Racism Game in Australia - 'Get the coloured men out and the white men in'

Racism Game in Australia
In 1914 a copyright approval was given for a 'White Australian Game'. The winner is the player who gets all the coloured men out of Australia and the white men in ...

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MP Thistlethwaite responds to Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment

Matt Thistlethwaite MP responds on behalf of his local First Nations community to Tony Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment. Published on Jul 17, 2014

Matt Thistlethwaite Labor MP - 'Kingsford Smith electorate' covers the South-Eastern corner of the Sydney Inner Metropolitan area. The electorate area covers approximately 127 sq km from La Perouse in the south to Randwick and Coogee in the north. Read more about MP Thistlethwaite responds to Abbott's claim that Australia was unsettled prior to British investment

Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

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Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and Indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases ... The Traditional Owners only made an agreed to negotiate. "When Yolngu say, 'yes, we understand' that doesn't mean 'yes, we can go ahead'."

To force our people to accept 99 year leases for their land as the only way for them to achieve any form of economic advantage from their homelands is a crime. Read more about Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

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