Treaty on land rights which was never kept. See also http://treatyrepublic.net/content/bob-hawkes-draft-treaty-includes-nos-2...
A group of "Concerned Australians" has published an excellent YouTube video outlining how governments are still mistreating Aborigines, stealing their money and land, keeping them poor and stripping them of any power they may have had.
Aboriginal money was used to obstruct justice for several stolen generations cases in court, and fight native title cases in the courts. "This was, and still is, grand theft indeed. To use our own monies against us merely highlights the fact that no Australian governments have any intention of treating our peoples with the respect and honesty we deserve," writes Ray Jackson, president of the Indigenous Justice Association.
By Ray Jackson
an excellent video from the "Concerned Australians" group raising the concerns of several community elders against the horror of the northern territory intervention by the howard and subsequent governments. it examples the blatant theft of traditional lands for 99 years and then to be compensated from monies already belonging to them. they are not paid from the government coffers, they are paid from the mining royalties that are already theirs by right from the pittance the mining companies are made to give them.
this cynical practice mirrors the howard government use of some of the $400 million that was set aside to pay for the proper and full implementation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 339 recommendations. howard used these funds to obstruct justice for several stolen generations cases in court. he also used those funds to fight native title cases in the courts. this was, and still is, grand theft indeed. to use our own monies against us merely highlights the fact that no australian governments have any intention of treating our peoples with the respect and honesty we deserve.
there will be no honourable reconciliation, recognition, treaties. nothing! the colonial theft and abuse of the previous 226 years will continue unabated until we are left with nothing. we will, however resist to the end.
indigenous social justice association
prix des droits de l'homme de la republique fraincaise 2013
(french human rights medal 2013)
1303/200 pitt street, waterloo. 2017
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0450 651 063
we live and work on the stolen lands of the gadigal people
From: Georgina Gartland at "Concerned Australians":
Friends, Aboriginal Peoples have waited more than 200 years for formal and binding agreements with the Australian Government. They want the opportunity to take control over their lives and to determine their futures through legal agreements, compacts, covenants or treaties established in law and enforceable through the courts.
Please take time to watch this 8 minute You-Tube.
We hope you may help spread this as widely as possible through social media and other networks from Tuesday 19th August. You-tube at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_H0oIQy60
With Many Thanks