Self Determination

Environmentalist takes Warren Mundine to task over cheap inaccurate statement

Key environmentalist, Dr Jim Green, has taken issue with Warren Mundine's environmental comments early in June 2014.

Mr Mundine challenged green groups ‘to name one place in Australia where they would support a new mine'. Mr Mundine wrote, that he is ‘still waiting for an answer'. Dr Green said that if Mr Mundine had asked him he would have responded and he can name six States and two Territories where I would support a new mine. Read more about Environmentalist takes Warren Mundine to task over cheap inaccurate statement

Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

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Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and Indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases ... The Traditional Owners only made an agreed to negotiate. "When Yolngu say, 'yes, we understand' that doesn't mean 'yes, we can go ahead'."

To force our people to accept 99 year leases for their land as the only way for them to achieve any form of economic advantage from their homelands is a crime. Read more about Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

Legalised slavery - another hidden reality in Australia's 'proud' history

Felicity Holt is almost 77 years old. She lives in Queensland and remembers the day she was taken away from her parents in Cherbourg. She was just 16 and hopeful of a future in nursing. 'I had enrolled in nursing at the Cherbourg Hospital because I love looking after people, and they came and took me and sent me to St Joseph's Convent in Dalby to work in the kitchen,' Mrs Holt said.

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ILC betrays Ngukurr First Nation youth by leaving them high and dry

In outback Australia, many young First Nations people aspire to work in the cattle industry and it is local employment. Here is another example of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) leaving our First Nations youth high and dry and continue to employ non-Indigenous people. The young people are being deliberately excluded by the ILC who are deliberately sidestepping our First Nations people and employing non-Indigenous people, often on a contract basis. Here is a story by an insider of the treachery involved. Read more about ILC betrays Ngukurr First Nation youth by leaving them high and dry

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks leads the way on culture and sovereignty and we must follow


Rosalie Kunoth-Monks asserting her position with former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser listening. (Image NT News)

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