Aboriginal Rights

Background to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples

Last updated: 30 April 2014

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WGAR News: 'concerned Australians': Survey of Aboriginal Adults residing outside the Northern Territory on The Intervention and Stronger Futures Legislation, Constitutional Change and Treaties (30 Apr 14)
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Tasmanian Aboriginal rights events for your diary: National Close the Gap Day

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Event: Thu 21 or Fri 22 March 2013: Tasmania
National Close the Gap Day
"A day for Australians to join together and remind
political leaders to close the life expectancy gap
between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
within a generation." ATSI Support
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
still die 10-17 years younger than other Australians.
Closing this health gap cannot be done overnight.
We need a long-term commitment with adequate
funding, and investment in real partnerships." Oxfam

WGAR News: Year in review - Indigenous affairs in 2012: SBS World News Audio

Newsletter date: 2 January 2013


* SBS World News Audio: Year in review: Indigenous affairs in 2012

* SBS World News Video: Black rights campaigners call for more action on social media racism

* Online Save The Kimberley Book: Kimberley at the Crossroads - The case against the gas plant
* pindanpost: No Gas at Priceā€™s Point, Broome ... marching across Australia
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* Ian Thorpe and Jeff McMullen, SMH: As a society we must take action

We are lucky Bob Carr was not appointed Indigenous Affairs Minister!

Gerry Georgatos

Former NSW premier, Bob Carr, autocratically selected by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, without it going to a vote of even the Cabinet, to fill the vacant Senate position meant Warren Mundine, who lobbied for the senatorial vacancy was overlooked - and who would have been the first ALP Aboriginal federal parliamentarian in the hundred year history of the party. The Prime Minister has publicly said that she values Mr Carrā€™s advice and that she has often consulted him on a range of issues.


Warren Mundine's brave face but gutted - our source correct about Senator Bob Carr!

Gerry Georgatos Former ALP president and Bandjalung man, Warren Mundine is putting on a brave face after being denied the opportunity to become the first Aboriginal federal Labor politician.


Aboriginal Tent Embassy - New website launched

Aboriginal Tent Embassy will be massive and we need to be there on January 26 starting with the march from Alinga to Parliament at 9am

People will be coming from all over Australia and some from overseas and I and others from WA will be on our way to stand alongside - A number of social justice groups will be there in numbers with our banners calling loud for justice and for an end to tragic incarceration rates as Gerry Georgatos and Ray Jackson often describe on this site.

Gurindji Memorial Day in Sydney

On 26/8/2011 a protest was held in Sydney on the 45th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off, when Aboriginal people walked off a cattle station in 1966 and became pioneers of the Aboriginal land rights movement. Just over 100 people demonstrated outside the Sydney electorate office of federal Minister for Social Inclusion Tanya Plibersek in an action, organised by the Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney, calling for an end to the discriminatory Northern Territory intervention. 1000 were at a re-enactment of the walkoff in Wave Hill, the protesters were told by phone from Wave Hill, NT.