Northern Territory Intervention

Archbishop Tutu’s Prayer for the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples

Tutu

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 that their culture and dignity are being eroded, and that they continue to be treated as second class citizens – 42 years after the country signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Read more about Archbishop Tutu’s Prayer for the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples

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

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.

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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 Read more about Nothing New In Libs Welfare Reforms, Just Ask Black Australia

Families who need help get their children plunged into out-of-culture foster care

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