I have absolutely no problem celebrating on January 26… when I’m in India.
That is the anniversary of the day in 1950 when India was declared an independent republic, free of both its colonial masters and the British crown. A coincidence that makes the Australian festivities around January 26 all the more perplexing and demeaning.
So here we go again! January the 26th 2020, Australia Day, Foundation Day, Citizenship and Award ceremonies.
For some of us.
TREATY. What is it? Do we need one? What will it do?
If we have one, what will it look like?
‘Australia stands apart from the rest of the world and it is not for a reason that we can be proud of.’ ANTaR Intern and Masters of Development Studies candidate Luckylyn Wallace discusses how Australia is failing its First Nations Peoples when it comes to Treaty.
Happy NAIDOC week! Do you know what NAIDOC stands for? It was originally the acronym for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee when it was for a day – now we have a full week (and a bit in some states/territories).
It’s NAIDOC Week, Yawuru woman and ANTaR Board Director, Shannan Dodson, suggests 10 ways to positively and respectfully interact with First Nations issues, and in support of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters.
On Saturday 15 June, I attended Exchanging Ideas: First Nations Consensus in Constitutional Reform, Nation Building and Treaty Making Processes held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Mark Riboldi, Advocacy and Communications Manager at Community Legal Centres NSW highlights the importance of community-led justice reinvestment.
When people say ‘justice reinvestment’, they could be referring to or thinking of a lot of different things, depending on their perspective and experience.
Saturday night was a shock to say the least. For my fellow politics junkies that spent their Saturday night glued to the ABC to watch the Election results, you’d know that the punditry, the betting agencies, three years of polling, and nearly all of the talking heads had called this one for the Labor Party.
And yet, by about 8pm it started to become clear that the electorate was about to deliver a very different outcome to the one we’d all expected.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, the implications are big and many.
After years of strong and consistent advocacy last week I got to hear Senator Patrick Dodson and Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, announce over $100 million for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice.