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Have courage. We can’t wait another 50 years to be heard: Commissioner Oscar...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has delivered a landmark speech linking Constitutional reform and a treaty with Australia’s First Peoples to the “unfinished business of the 1967 Referendum and the Mabo...
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Uluru Convention group photo - courtesy Referendum Council

Australia’s human rights bodies tell political leaders: Uluru Statement ‘cannot...

Australia’s federal, state and territory human rights bodies have urged political leaders to work across party lines to deliver Constitutional reform for Australia’s First Peoples.In a joint letter, the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities...
Monday 5 June 2017
Irene Peachey, Jackie Huggins (National Congress), Irene Davies and June Oscar

Uluru Statement calls for First Nations’ voice in the constitution

To resounding applause, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates from across the country have agreed to a landmark Uluru Statement calling for the establishment of a First Nations’ voice enshrined in the constitution."We, gathered at the 2017...
Friday 26 May 2017
Gumatj clan ceremonial leaders of Northeast Arnhem Land at Uluru for the First Nations National Convention

Uluru Convention ‘an historic opportunity for change’

“We gather from the furthest corners of this country to discuss a matter of great importance: how we, as the First Peoples of this country, stand in Australia’s founding legal document – the Constitution.”In her opening remarks to the Uluru National...
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with members of the Stolen Generations

Trauma affects generations after Bringing Them Home report

Twenty years ago this week, the Australian Human Rights Commission tabled in Federal Parliament a report into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.Between one in three and one in ten Indigenous...
Tuesday 23 May 2017

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