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Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities - Canberra Rally 1 May 2015

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities - Canberra Rally 1 May 2015
Welcome and Smoking with BILLY T Speaker Nungala LeeAnne Lacey Speaker Les Coe Speaker Alice Haines Speaker Roxley Foley
BillyT (Welcome), Nungala LeeAnne Lacey, Les Coe, Alice Haines and Roxley Foley - 19 March Vids
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John Pilger: Honouring 'Brown skin baby' Author

Kwementyaye Randall

(PLEASE NOTE: The determined substitute name for the passing of the writer and performer of 'Brown Skin Baby' is Kwementyaye).

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world's oldest culture. Theirs is a struggle more selfless, heroic and enduring than any historical adventure non-Indigenous Australians are required incessantly to celebrate.         Read more about John Pilger: Honouring 'Brown skin baby' Author

You must recognise that we are in a process of taking back our power to care for our own communities: Bella Bropho, Matargarup

"We have never been given the opportunity to live in our own ways ... since occupation of our lands in 1829, we have been forced, by successive policies, to be a reactive people. Now we are trying to change to be proactive, but we need time to do that in our own way. We are in the process of re-piecing together our community with our own value system, starting here at Heirisson Island," said Bella Bropho at the Matagarup Refugee Camp on Heirisson Island, Perth, Western Australia. Read more about You must recognise that we are in a process of taking back our power to care for our own communities: Bella Bropho, Matargarup

Fighting domestic violence shouldn't mean revoking Aboriginal rights

Rosie Batty was right to criticise the federal government's allocation of a mere $16 million over three years to family violence in last week's budget. By comparison, more than a billion dollars was set aside for national security measures, an issue that is arguably costing fewer Australian lives at the present time. But when it comes to introducing oppressive legislation on the basis of race, state and federal governments suddenly seem to become incredibly concerned about violence against women - Celeste Liddle writes Read more about Fighting domestic violence shouldn't mean revoking Aboriginal rights

Funding cut for remote Aboriginal domestic violence shelter will 'put lives at risk'

A domestic violence shelter servicing 50 Aboriginal communities in the remote north of Western Australia has emerged as the latest project to miss out on funding under the Federal Government's overhaul of Indigenous funding. The women who run the Djarindjin safe house say they will have to shut their doors on June 30, if the decision is not reversed. - There is not a skerrick of evidence that abused women would be better off in larger towns and cities than in Ho,eland communities. Domestic violence is accelerated where alcohol is accessible. Read more about Funding cut for remote Aboriginal domestic violence shelter will 'put lives at risk'

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