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‘We want our voices heard in Parliament’: Garma 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told Garma 2017 she is convinced the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to Parliament would address the powerlessness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
Friday 4 August 2017
Aboriginal man, Melbourne street art

Cultural strength is key to suicide prevention

The worst response to suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is to ignore social disadvantage and instead attribute the loss of life to individual failure or weakness.“Addressing the social disadvantage plaguing our...
Monday 31 July 2017
Constitutional Reform meeting

Joint statement in support of First Nations' voice to Parliament

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocates and supporters for constitutional reform met at the Australian Human Rights Commission on 24 July to declare their support for a First Nations’ voice to Parliament.The meeting was convened by...
Monday 24 July 2017
Gumatj clan ceremonial leaders at the opening ceremony of the First Nations National Convention in Uluru

‘We cannot deny the rightful place of Australia’s First Peoples’

Constitutional reform and zero tolerance for racism would help build a nation that recognises the rightful place of Australia's First Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told the Castan Centre...
Friday 21 July 2017
Mabo Native Title http://mabonativetitle.com

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

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