Assimilation & Oppression

Court ruling gives NSW police 'The right to silence'

A court ruling has allowed NSW police avoid answering questions about the shooting of a woman on the state's mid-north coast.

'Will the police now be, again, treated differently when they become involved in critical events such as police brutality, death in custody events or other actions needing to be independently investigated?' asks Ray Jackson, President, Indigenous Social Justice Association.

Article by David Hamer, Associate Professor of Evidence and Proof at University of Sydney and Gary Edmond, Professor at University of New South Wales. Read more about Court ruling gives NSW police 'The right to silence'

Governments are attempting to steal our original sovereign citizenship and independence

Governments are attempting to steal our original sovereign citizenship and independence by deceit and assimilation by Grant.
- Michael Anderson

"The Policy of Assimilation of the Aboriginal Peoples was first developed by all the Australian States and the Commonwealth Government during the Aboriginal Welfare conference in the same year as the German Final Solution decree was made in 1937 against the Jews."

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'Conspiracy Of Silence' - Blood baths of the past by Dr. Timothy Bottoms

As Europeans moved into new lands in Queensland in the 19th century, violent encounters with local Aboriginals mostly followed. Drawing on extensive original research, Timothy Bottoms tells the story of the most violent frontier in Australian colonial history.

"This is an important, well researched book: challenging, compelling and controversial. It is a must read for anyone interested in Australian history." - Henry Reynolds Read more about 'Conspiracy Of Silence' - Blood baths of the past by Dr. Timothy Bottoms

The Apology is still an empty vessel: Sovereign Union

In a letter sent to all Federal politicians on 12 February, 2013, Sovereign Union alerts them of the manipulation hidden within the apology that excuses the government of being complicit in authorising and legitimising the actions of Australian state governments.

The 'empty vessel' factor and the heartlessness of no compensation is an insult and a dagger to the heart and soul, thereby increasing the pain of traumatised Peoples. Many people argue that the effort on the part of former PM Kevin Rudd to apologise was worth hearing and that it did serve to act as a catalyst towards improving and easing the trauma of our people, but then to say that our people are not worthy of reparation and compensation for those affected is yet another major slap in the face for the survivors and their families of the Stolen Generations. Read more about The Apology is still an empty vessel: Sovereign Union

Jail rate for First Nations children is soaring at an alarming rate

Aboriginal youth repeat offender

Figures show that the number of First Nations children being jailed is rising enormously, as the tide of social dysfunction in urban and regional centres has never been properly addressed.

More than 250 indigenous youth in northwestern New South Wales have been sentenced to juvenile prison terms during the past five years compared with only 12 non-Aboriginal children, The Australian newspaper reported.

Figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show the national rate of Aboriginal juvenile incarceration has risen to 31 times the non-indigenous rate and rising.

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