It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Australia in 2021 is a Dickensian periodical morphing into a ‘choose your own adventure’ where the state of things is entirely open to your worldview.
At the launch of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) report in Broome last week, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM observed that that the release of the report marked a line in the sand for our First Nations women and girls, and for all Australians.
June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
It’s gone a bit quiet this week, with our Federal parliamentarians deciding to keep their heads down and not further antagonise their Chinese Government counterparts any further. But it was curious observing the Australian reaction and outrage expressed – and on balance rightly – about China’s demands that would impinge on our sovereignty and independence.
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.
Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the Senate Select Committee.