Focus has rightly been on the very serious issues of sexual violence that have been raised regarding the Federal Parliament and historically with the Attorney-General, Christian Porter.
However, there is already a risk that the profound importance of what has been announced in Victoria this week by the First Peoples Assembly and the State government – the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission – which will be the most comprehensive Truth Telling process in Australia since colonisation began in 1788, might be missed.
Reconciliation cannot just be about awareness raising and knowledge. The skills and understanding gained should motivate us into ‘braver’ action. This is what the State of Reconciliation Report released last week challenges the nation to do.
Karen Mundine, CEO Reconciliation Australia
ANTaR ACT sets out priorities for the upcoming ACT election, developed in consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
ANTaR ACT, Authorised by Janet Hunt.
ANTaR Opening Statement to the Senate Select Committee on the Aboriginal Flag, 23 September 2020.
There is no single or simple way to define what it means to grow up Aboriginal in Australia, but this anthology is an attempt to showcase as many of the diverse voices, experiences and stories together as possible.
Dr Anita Heiss