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.
The Prime Minister and his government outright rejected the Referendum Council proposal for constitutional reform.
The decision was made without a single meeting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative bodies or other First Nations leaders following the delivery of the Referendum Council Report.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights advocacy organisation ANTaR today called on government to engage more and listen to First Peoples to develop a better understanding of culture, connection to land, and health and wellbeing. The call comes following the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about plans to close more than 150 communities in Western Australia where he said that government could not fund ‘lifestylechoices ’.
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9 August, 2012
"Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices"
ANTaR is celebrating International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2012 - "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices" by showcasing some Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Media. Find showcased media here.