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Impacts of Law Post 1905. 1905 act exemption reccommendation. Remembering the days of the 'dog licence' - ABC South East NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It was a licence to live in a white man's world.

Remembering the days of the 'dog licence' - ABC South East NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Stolen Eye - Jane Elliott Australian Eye 2001, Blue Eyes-Brown Eyes Exercise in Discrimination. Was there slavery in Australia? Yes. It shouldn't even be up for debate. Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio interview that “there was no slavery in Australia”.

Was there slavery in Australia? Yes. It shouldn't even be up for debate

This is a common misunderstanding which often obscures our nation’s history of exploitation of First Nations people and Pacific Islanders. Morrison followed up with “I’ve always said we’ve got to be honest about our history”. Unfortunately, his statement is at odds with the historical record. This history was widely and publicly documented, among other sources, in the 2006 Australian Senate report Unfinished Business: Indigenous Stolen Wages. What is slavery? Australia was not a “slave state” like the American South. Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress.

The Uluru Statement from the Heart offered a new compact with all Australians that would reset our national identity and enhance our political legitimacy.

Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress

But its poetic vision and pragmatism proved its death knell. Trying to reconcile two historically divergent if not hostile ideas – Indigenous sovereignty and the sovereignty of the Commonwealth – asked the nation to embark on a project of rehabilitation: “Voice, Treaty, Truth”. Read more: Listening with 'our ears and our eyes': Ken Wyatt's big promises on Indigenous affairs The proposed constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament was rejected; treaty remains a dream, and the Australian people appear generally indifferent to historical introspection. The Uluru Statement offered nation-building for a nation that seems content with itself. The End of Silence: The genesis of the Uluru statement - Boyer Lectures - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Lessons from Vincent Lingiari: a Voice is worth fighting for. Part 1 of nothing at all: A legislated First Nations Voice.

Lessons from Vincent Lingiari: a Voice is worth fighting for

If the Morrison government legislates the Voice without constitutionally enshrining it, it will not only ignore the Uluru Statement and the unprecedented consensus that made it, it will also ignore our nation's history. It will be setting us up to fail, because we know that a First Nations Voice established by an act of parliament alone, not protected by the constitution will one day be diminished or repealed at the whim of a future parliament. Djab Wurrung “Stand Tall” in the Face of Neo-Colonisation - Sydney Criminal Lawyers. Journal of Global Indigeneity. The Voice to Parliament: Our plea to be heard - ABC Religion & Ethics. The process that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the proposal to amend the Australian Constitution to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament was a watershed moment in Australian history.

The Voice to Parliament: Our plea to be heard - ABC Religion & Ethics

For the first time in living memory, a representative group of Australia’s First Nations people met in the heart of Australia on 26 May 2017, and agreed to endorse a sequence of reforms aimed at doing what bureaucracy and politicians have been unable to do, empower Indigenous communities to take control of their future. The reforms ― known as Voice, Treaty, Truth ― are deliberately sequenced. A carefully crafted response to the problems that plague our communities and lead to large numbers of child removals and youth detention. The Voice to Parliament: Our plea to be heard - ABC Religion & Ethics. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Edward Koiki Mabo, a Meriam man from the island of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Straits, was a key plaintiff in a land rights case in the High Court of Australia, today referred to as the ‘Mabo Case’.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Early life Eddie Koiki Mabo was born on 29 June, 1936, on the island of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait. His mother died giving birth and he was adopted by his uncle, Benny Mabo. His surname was changed from Sambo to Mabo and from an early age, Koiki was taught about his family’s land. Deadly Questions – You ask. Aboriginal Victorians Answer. Joyce Clague is an 80-year-old activist who still has a 'fire in her belly' to create change. Updated 8 Jul 2018, 4:49amSun 8 Jul 2018, 4:49am Joyce Clague has persevered through a childhood of racism and discrimination to become an international civil rights activists, playing a key role in the fight for Indigenous rights in Australia.

Joyce Clague is an 80-year-old activist who still has a 'fire in her belly' to create change

Now 80, Joyce has had two strokes but is still a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and social justice. Australia: Temper and Bias. Remembering David Unaipon: the man on the fifty dollar note. He's the wry smiling Aboriginal man wearing a collar folded like a paper aeroplane on the 50 dollar note .

Remembering David Unaipon: the man on the fifty dollar note

A prestigious place for a portrait, so how did David Unaipon become so noteworthy? Australians Together. Today, Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody’s song is known across the nation, although fewer people know the story of the Gurindji strikers it tells of.

Australians Together

Lyrics Gather round people I'll tell you a story An eight-year-long story of power and pride. Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. Victory celebration, Tranby College, Sydney, June 1967 Members of the NSW Vote YES committee toast their campaign director, Faith Bandler (front, second from left), after the success of the 1967 Referendum.

Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973

Hans Bandler to her right, Lilon Bandler in front. Bert Groves is directly behind Faith Bandler. Harriet Ellis is behind Hans Bandler. Land rights. Land rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples refers to the ongoing struggle to gain legal and moral recognition of ownership of lands and waters they called home prior to colonisation of Australia in 1788. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ laws and customs and ways of knowing and being in the world are intimately connected to the land and waters. Connection to land is therefore essential to the continued cultural survival of Indigenous Australians as well as their economic and social development. Yirrkala bark petitions The modern land rights movement dates back to 1963 when the Yolgnu people from the settlement Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) presented the Australian Parliament with a bark petition, commonly known as the Yirrkala bark petitions, protesting to have their land and their rights returned.

Wave Hill walk off During this era the Wave Hill walk off also took place. Prime Minister Keating's Redfern address, 1992. Shot of Paul Keating delivering speech in Redfern Park, 10 December 1992PRIME MINISTER PAUL KEATINGSaul, the Mayor of South Sydney Vic Smith, my ministerial colleague Robert Tickner, the Leader of the Opposition and his Deputy, Bob Carr and Andrew Refshauge, distinguished members of parliament, guests, ladies and gentlemen. I am very pleased to be here today at the launch of Australia's celebration of the 1993 International Year of the World's Indigenous People. It will be a year of great significance for Australia. It comes at a time when we have committed ourselves to succeeding in the test which so far we've always failed. Because, in truth, we cannot confidently say that we've succeeded if we have not managed to extend opportunity and care, dignity and hope to the indigenous people of Australia - the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Gail Mabo and native title. Charles Perkins campaigns for Aboriginal rights. CHARLES PERKINSMadam Chairman, ladies. It's my pleasure, of course, to be here today to address you on a question that you all may be reasonably unaware of, you don't really know the full facts about. And I hope that I can, in this short space of 20-25 minutes or a little more, give you some idea on what are the problems involved as far as Aboriginal people are concerned here in Australia, and the possibilities of solutions to these problems.CHARLES PERKINSFirstly, the Aborigines are an Australoid people racially, of Australoid stock.

They were supposed to have come from southern India about 20,000 years ago and inhabited this continent. It's significant to note that after 20,000 years of inhabiting this continent, this country, this great country, that the Aboriginal people do not own, by right, not one square inch of land in this country. Australia's first Aboriginal member of parliament. Viewer advice - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following media resource may contain images and voices of people who have diedOutside an official building, a reporter interviews Neville BonnerNEVILLE BONNEROh, I couldn't...MAN, REPORTERHow does it feel now that you're finally elected?

NEVILLE BONNERIt feels wonderful, I can assure you. The anxiety and everything is over, I know now that I am Senator Bonner, as it were. It's quite a wonderful feeling.MAN, REPORTERWhat does Senator Bonner intend to do before he goes to Canberra? Dubbo elder tributes William 'Bill' Ferguson, a man who lived by Dr Martin Luther King's lessons. Compounding a long history of betrayal. 1169 words Malcolm Turnbull is the latest leader to rebuff carefully developed Indigenous proposals. St John Fisher College Library: 11 Modern History - Indigenous Australia. All hands on deck - Shooting The Past. The promised land - Shooting The Past. Vincent Lingiari & Gough Whitlam: the story behind the image.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following article contains images of deceased persons. Right Wrongs – Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The Conversation: Fifty years on from the 1967 referendum, it’s time to tell the truth about race. The Conversation - Australian politics explainer: the Mabo decision and native title. The Conversation is running a series of explainers on key moments in Australian political history, looking at what happened, its impact then, and its relevance to politics today. Black diggers are hailed on Anzac Day. But the Indigenous 'Great War' was in Australia. Treaty Republic - Indigenous Australia Sovereignty, Genocide, Land Rights and Pay the Rent Issues. Australia Day/ Invasion Day – Teach Indigenous Knowledge and Culture. ABC Online Indigenous - Special Topics - Reconciliation. Mabo - a timeline.

Posted It has been 20 years today since High Court handed down its decision on Mabo v Queensland (No 2), the landmark case known as Mabo, which paved the way for recognition of native title in Australia. The history of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Collaborating for Indigenous Rights 1957-1973. Paul Keating's response to talkback caller over Mabo a reminder of leadership past. Video Overview Blood Brothers – Freedom Ride (1993) on ASO.

Freedom Rides