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UN Special Rapporteur Releases Report on the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-170

According to a new report released by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, there has been a distinct surge of instances of physical violence and criminalization aimed at Indigenous Peoples globally. In the report, submitted on August 27, 2018, to the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Tauli-Corpuz raises her concern over the unfolding of a “global crisis.” She highlights the correlation between the increase in violence, harassment, and legal actions ... Read more about UN Special Rapporteur Releases Report on the Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples

Gathering of Nations Extended - begins 10am 23 November 2018

Gathering of Nations 2018

Gathering of Nations extended - From 10am 23 November 2018 - Yarramundi Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra, 23-25 November 2018
Due to the high level of interest in the Gathering of Nations we have decided to begin at 10am Friday 23 November 2018 so that our people have more opportunity to share their messages. Media will be advised of a time they can attend and on Monday 26 November we will hold a press conference with an update on the outcomes. Details will be circulated closer to the time. Read more about Gathering of Nations Extended - begins 10am 23 November 2018

Veterans' acceptance of Frontier Wars march - a turning point

Veterans' acceptance of Frontier Wars march - a turning point

The success of the 2018 Anzac Day Frontier Wars March in Canberra has given great affirmation to the old adage that if you say it long enough and represent your message by physically making your presence known, people do begin to ask questions and begin to search inwardly within themselves about the truth of the message that we seek to get through to them. The wreath laying event at the cenotaph of the War Memorial caught us by surprise when many of the older veterans of the modern wars stood still as we passed and applauded our entourage. Read more about Veterans' acceptance of Frontier Wars march - a turning point

Flying Foam Massacre - The killing fields of Murujuga

THE FLYING FOAM MASSACRES
150 YEARS - REMEMBRANCE 15 APRIL 2018

2018 is 150 Years since the 'Flying Foam Massacre' took place at Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula), in the Dampier Archipelago, WA on 17 February 1868, and was only one part of an extended campaign lasting through the rest of February, and continuing in March and May 1868. These slaughters were carried out by WA government agents as an act of genocide. Read more about Flying Foam Massacre - The killing fields of Murujuga

Racist remote Work for the Dole penalties are seriously detrimental to entire communities

Racist remote Work for the Dole penalties are seriously detrimental to entire communities

Despite claims from Government that more people are engaging in Work for the Dole, penalties for non-attendance at Work for the Dole were higher than ever, at 46,258 in the quarter. These penalties are not waived or worked off and because Aboriginal people in remote areas work much longer hours that their city counterparts, they are penalised at a much higher rate. With an exasperating number of penalties in remote communities, not only do the participants get penalised, but the lack of income affects the whole community. Read more about Racist remote Work for the Dole penalties are seriously detrimental to entire communities

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