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Stop reporting and start doing, lawyers tell NSW inquiry into 'inhumane' Indigenous incarceration Coroner’s court should be properly resourced to investigate deaths in custody, bar association says Tony McAvoy SC addresses the NSW inquiry into Indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody on Monday. Photograph: NSW parliament The imprisonment rates of Aboriginal people in New South Wales are “gross and inhumane” but the solutions already exist in the 50 different reports that have been written on the issue over several decades, [...]

Stop reporting and start doing,2021-05-08T16:24:48+10:00

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
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