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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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