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16 Mar 2017 | Blog | Long-term Development
The latest Closing the Gap report showed that Australia is still failing to meet six of the seven Closing the Gap targets.
Tags: Indigenous rights, closing the gap, subsidiarity, First Australians | No comments
21 Sep 2014 | Blog | Walk As One | Long-term Development
Indigenous groups in Australia and New Zealand share so many complex challenges: loss of land, water supply, health, and environmental change. But there is the capacity to build relationships based on trust and understanding by engaging people at the grassroots level.
Tags: Aotearoa, Indigenous Australia, Indigenous rights, Indigenous Peoples, Mao | No comments
8 Jul 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
This NAIDOC Week has the theme ‘We Value the Vision; Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963’, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the first two bark petitions from the Yolngu peoples of Yirrkala to the Federal Parliament in 1963.
Tags: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islader people, Yirrkala Bark Petitions, NAIDOC Week, Indigenous rights | No comments
25 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
"To all those Seuss fans out there, I’m sure you remember him telling you “you have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose…” which leads to the journey I embarked on today with a dearest friend and colleague, Gary ‘Curly’ Bonney!" Acacia Armstrong is undertaking a 1,600km roadtrip to bring awareness to constitutional recognition of Australia's First People.
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24 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Starting today, Gary Bonney and Acacia Armstrong will be embarking on a Western Australian road trip to bring awareness to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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12 Feb 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
I was in Dili, Timor-Leste on Apology Day, 13 February, 2008. I had been asked “What are you doing here, Malai? Have you come to make us like your Aboriginal people?” I had no response. I listened to the Apology moved by Kevin Rudd on Radio Australia and remember the tears welling in my eyes.
Tags: Indigenous rights, Indigenous apology, Indigenous people, First Australians | No comments
23 Jan 2013 | Blog | Walk As One
In November, Gary ‘Curly’ Bonney took part in a Caritas Australia immersion trip to Peru. In this blog he talks about his experiences and the difficulty in playing the didgeridoo 3,500 metres above sea level.
Tags: Social justice, Peru, Indigenous rights, Indigenous Peoples | No comments
2 Nov 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
When Daniel Chan met Roger Cook MP, he said it was a meeting of minds and hearts. “As a state representative of our concerns and needs, Minister Cook lends great weight and credibility to making positive change to help those whose voices are not heard,” said Daniel.
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29 Jun 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
NAIDOC* Week (1-8 July) marks a time for celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and recognising the contribution of First Australians to a variety of fields within Australia’s social, political and artistic life. By Carl O'Sullivan, Australian Indigenous Program, Caritas Australia.
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4 Jun 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Scott Hall and Major Cameron’s story begins in the community of Beswick (Wugularr), south-west Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, at the Ghunmarn Culture Centre.
Tags: Indigenous Australia, solidarity, Walk As One, Indigenous rights | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe