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Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day

At the centenary conference of the National Party at Inverell last year, a motion was put calling  for the retention of Australia Day on January 26. It was carried. I had worked for two decades, on an off, for moderate and conservative Liberals, for one Nationals minister and the leader of the LNP in Queensland. And I was aghast. […]

Here’s a date that Governor Phillip and Bennelong might call Australia Day2020-05-13T19:05:01+10:00

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 1954

RECOLLECTIONS OF BREWARRINA ABORIGINAL ‘MISSION’ IN 1954 Dr Ruth A. Fink Latukefu Acknowledgments I want to pay my respects to the memory of everyone I knew at the Mission in 1954, many of whom have since passed away. Also to acknowledge the original owners of country in Brewarrina as well as all those families who were later sent there, often against their wishes. […]

Recollections Of Brewarrina Aboriginal ‘Mission’ In 19542020-05-11T12:35:07+10:00

Kevin Cook 1939-2015

Kevin “Cookie” Cook, a Wandandian and Yuin man, was born in Wollongong in September, 1939. After work in the steel mills, he headed to Sydney to work on the new high-rise city buildings. Cookie became a dogman, the dangerous job riding the loads up the towers. This was a dramatic time in the industry: the Builders Labourers’ Federation had shifted to leadership by workers from the job sites, making uncompromising demands for safety and developing [...]

Kevin Cook 1939-20152020-05-11T12:32:07+10:00

Our Generation

In November 2010 the ASG hosted an information night to screen the documentary “Our Generation”, a ground breaking new documentary on the NT Intervention and Aboriginal rights. The film was introduced by Jeff McMullen (former ABC foreign correspondent & 60 minutes reporter) who also answered questions from the audience. […]

Our Generation2020-05-11T12:42:23+10:00

Reporting Back; The Northern Territory Intervention One Year On

Jeff McMullen Address to the Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater Monday 1st September 2008 Charles Perkins once told me that the “road to emancipation is a very long one”.“Be patient,” he said. As I travel often through the heartland of Australia I think of his words and of how we are going to lift our nation to the unity of purpose that will make us a truly great society. […]

Reporting Back; The Northern Territory Intervention One Year On2020-05-11T12:54:25+10:00

NT Government Provide Ground-Breaking Opportunity to Aboriginal Minister

Media Release issued by Women for Wik – 26th November, 2007 Spillover of the Federal Political Landslide to NT Government Provide Ground-Breaking Opportunity to Aboriginal Minister The spillover of the Federal political landslide to the NT government has provided a ground-breaking opportunity for NT Minister for Family and Community Services and Child Protection, Marion Scrymgour, who has become the first Indigenous woman to become Deputy Leader of a State or Territory government. […]

NT Government Provide Ground-Breaking Opportunity to Aboriginal Minister2020-05-11T12:13:48+10:00

A Cynical Scratch, A Pustular Response

A cynical scratch, a pustular response by lan Ramsey Sydney Morning Herald – June 30, 2007 It is six years, four months and 12 days since the Herald ran a story headlined, “Black Australia: a picture of despair, rage and violence”. It was written by Debra Jopson and told of the rape of an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old toddler, two Aboriginal children in remote communities in Northern Australia. The date was Friday, February 16, [...]

A Cynical Scratch, A Pustular Response2020-05-11T12:08:28+10:00
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