Co Chair of the Change the Record Campaign, Cheryl Axleby, presents the keynote address at the annual David Hunter Memorial Lecture, 25 August, 2022.
On election night, Anthony Albanese – the new Prime Minister of the just elected Labor Government – began his victory speech with an acknowledgement of Country and a reiteration of his commitment to finally give the Australian people a chance to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
It may not quite compare to Marie Antoinette’s supposed words during the French Revolution to let the starving masses eat cake, but the indifference feels the same.
I’ve taken a bit of extra time to write these thoughts down… the outcome of the trial of Constable Zachary Rolfe for the killing of Kumanjayi Walker has been a heavy cloud hanging over the last two weeks.
SA politicians are you listening?
We need more Aboriginal Housing!