Human Rights

Police officer breached AFP code of conduct in confrontation with NITV journalist, probe finds

Australian Federal Police under scrutiny

A police officer involved in a confrontation with a journalist from the national Indigenous broadcaster on Anzac Day breached the AFP's Code of Conduct, an inquiry has found. NITV video journalist Myles Morgan was filming a march by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people calling for recognition of Indigenous people killed during the colonisation of Australia, when the incident took place at Anzac Parade in Canberra this year. During the march, which took place behind a traditional Anzac Day parade, a scuffle broke out between protesters and members of ACT Policing, a branch of the Australian Federal Police. One officer drew his taser and gestured at one of the march leaders. Read more about Police officer breached AFP code of conduct in confrontation with NITV journalist, probe finds

First Nations people 'frowned upon', unable to access medical help for ice addiction

Laurence Riley and Trent Adams

Two Indigenous Australians who suffered through ice addictions have told a Parliament House forum they did not get any professional help on their journey to sobriety.
The former methylamphetamine addicts spoke at the event, hosted by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). Laurence Riley, a Nunga man from southern South Australia, said his addiction came as the result of searching for an escape from depression at work. bHe said ice had been "readily available" to him in Perth. Read more about First Nations people 'frowned upon', unable to access medical help for ice addiction

Income management a failure, according to three-year study which contradicts findings of Forrest review

Basics Debit Card

"Income management through the BasicsCard Does not achieve what it sets out to achieve," said Alice Springs' Tangentyere Council research coordinator Matthew Campbell, whose team helped collect data for the study.

Income management in the Northern Territory has not led to people on welfare drinking less alcohol, sending their children to school more often or buying healthier food, according to the findings of a three-year study commissioned by the Federal Government. Read more about Income management a failure, according to three-year study which contradicts findings of Forrest review

NT detention centre's use of tear gas on teens 'institutionalised brutality', Amnesty International says

:The governments and politicians have no excuses and cannot plea ignorance, we have published many articles about the crisis and so have mainstream media sources. Here is one from last year that covers the tear gas incident and much more. 29 July 2016

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Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

The complete transcript of Jeff McMullen's Lecture at Charles Darwin University on 6 Augus 2015 - Vincent Lingiari knew who he was and that this land held him close to its heart. "You can keep your gold. We just want our land back." The Old Man knew that the answer was in the hearts of good men and women who stood together as the best of mates. He never doubted what was right, no matter how long it took or how many tried to buy him off. The Old Man outlasted all the naysayers because he lived his value system and he led good people with him on the long road towards equality. Read more about Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015

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