Assimilation & Oppression

No law against genocide means Australia is not a civilised nation

Parts of the Genocide Convention were imported into domestic law by way of the International Criminal Court Consequential Amendments Act 2002, but only the Attorney-General can begin a genocide case and if he/she refuses there is no right of appeal and no reasons need to be given. (268.121 - 268.122). This is contrary to the intent of the long-standing Genocide Convention, which Australia was the third country to sign.
 

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Aboriginal activist campaigned in Europe 100 years ago

Anthony Martin Fernando was one of the first Aboriginal political activists yet he lived more than half his life overseas.

He is believed to have led a solitary life but had an extraordinary political career.

On his sometimes wandering journey, he left evidence - bits and pieces of an activist life that we're only now putting together. Fernando told anyone who cared to listen that his people were being exterminated, that the toy skeletons he sold on the streets of London were all that Australia had left of his people. Read more about Aboriginal activist campaigned in Europe 100 years ago

Swan Valley Nyoongar community returns to Lockridge camp

Swan Valley Nyoongars in Western Australia say that they have reclaimed the controversial Lockridge community camp by setting up a tent embassy and have vowed to fight to stay.

The community has been at the campsite since Thursday, when neighbours say they scaled the fences to gain entry.

Reclaiming territory that has been 'country' for Original Australians for at least 38,000 years, Greg Martin from the Embassy presented Herbert Bropho with a Sovereignty Pack that contains copies of the Pacific Islanders Acts of 1872 and 1875.

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