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

Djapirri Munu?girritj

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. [node:read-more:link]

Government's 'Biggest Loser' policy for remote First Nation childrens literacy

... it just will not deliver long-term gains

It seems like a bizarre kind of double-think that the government can abandon the Gonski funding model, which would have most helped disadvantaged students; cut $534 million in funding for Indigenous community health and education programs; and then turn around and claim that a sparkly new program will somehow "fix" First Nations literacy.

Nothing New In Libs Welfare Reforms, Just Ask Black Australia

The Abbott Government's likely expansion of welfare reforms, including the quarantining of people's entitlements has been done before, just not to 'us'

- Chris Graham

Chris Graham New Matilda 1 July 2014 [node:read-more:link]

We need to get past the myth that everything significant on this continent began in 1788'

We also need to educate all 'Australians', especially young people, that discriminatory remarks, however casual, however apparently light-hearted, however off the cuff, have implications for other people's health.

Croakey post by Melissa Sweet, 30 June 2014 [node:read-more:link]

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