Tag: Constitutional Recognition

National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

National Sorry Day The 26 May every year marks National Sorry Day, an Australia-wide day to acknowledge and remember the harm done to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were victims of Australian Government policies of forced removal.   Since the early days of European occupation of Australia, Indigenous children were removed from their families… Continue Reading National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, 26 May – 3 June 2017

RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

Support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continues with 77% of non-indigenous and 87% of Indigenous Australians saying they would vote yes in a referendum if held today.   The findings were released at a Reconciliation South Australia breakfast to celebrate the start of National Reconciliation Week and the 49th anniversary… Continue Reading RECOGNISE: 87% of Indigenous Australians say they would vote yes

Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

Clontarf Aboriginal College will be hosting a panel discussion on Wednesday 29 June about “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition,” and the issues and debate surrounding this topic. The panelists will include lawyer, Tammy Solnec, Maryanne McKay Matagarup from Heirisson Island Camp, and Chris Ellison, a Former Senator and Director of Notre Dame University.   For full… Continue Reading Panel Discussion on “Constitutional Reform” or “Recognition” – 29 June 2016

RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

The announcement of Patrick Dodson’s move to the Australian Senate for WA is another significant moment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He is a leader of great integrity and intellect, whose advocacy commands enormous respect. With the potential move of another experienced leader, Linda Burney to the Canberra corridors of power, the number… Continue Reading RECOGNISE – Koori Mail Op Ed: Recognition lets seize the opportunity

Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

Increased Indigenous representation in Federal Parliament is “a significant step forward for our mob and for the nation”, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, said. “I am delighted by the news that Professor Patrick Dodson will stand for the Senate in Western Australia. I am also thrilled by the prospect… Continue Reading Increased Indigenous representation in Parliament welcome | Australian Human Rights Commission

The Referendum Council announced! – RECOGNISE

We welcome the announcement by the Federal Government of the establishment of the Referendum Council! The Council was a key recommendation from the meeting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives with the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in July. The role of the Council will include overseeing further community… Continue Reading The Referendum Council announced! – RECOGNISE

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