Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice
A new book "Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians" details how the Australian Constitution was drafted and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. Also a DVD recording of a 2014 forum on constitutional recognition organised by the Women’s Reconciliation Network is now available for sharing in schools, community groups and learning circles.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW), celebrated every year from 27 May to 3 June, is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Find out how you can be involved in the national reconciliation effort and download the Reconciliation Guide for Churches for the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation.
The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW or CLRI(NSW) has released the latest edition of Just in Time, featuring a factsheet on homelands, which are under threat from government legislation that would cease funding essential services to aboriginal communities.
A message to the Australian Government from many Aboriginal Peoples in Australia is powerfully communicated through the video "Treaties".
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has published "Alive With Power" a reflection guide for celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 6 July 2014.
Seven Aboriginal elders separated as children from their parents and placed in dormitories at Cherbourg shared their stories last month with students at Mt Alvernia College, Kedron to mark the anniversary of the Apology to Stolen Generations, a gathering which included visiting Thai Ursuline Sister Somchitr and Murri Ministry’s Sister Kay McPadden rsj.
All are invited to the book launch for "In the Absence of Treaty" published by 'concerned Australians' on Thursday 6 February 2014 in Canberra. The book provides concise but incisive account from recent reports about the reasons for the ongoing and growing frustration of many Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. In doing so it hints at possibly the only solution - treaties.