Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice
A new book by ‘concerned Australians’ is an important historical record focusing on the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows how the Government decision-making process chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory communities in much the same way as has happened since colonisation. This book will be launched in Sydney on 5 November.
Sister Esmey Herscovitch rscj talks about the work at The Gathering Place among the Aboriginal community at Redfern. Her story reveals a fundamental element in the pursuit of social justice that we can apply to daily life, writes Giselle Lapitan.
A campaign to forge a path to justice for Indigenous people is being launched by Caritas Australia this month. And the inaugural "Walk As One Forum' on 25-26 August 2012 will be of great interest to those working in social justice and development, particularly for those working with Indigenous communities.
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) supports the call of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to investigate whether the proposed Stronger Futures legislation complies with Australia’s obligation to human rights.
Napitji Napitji. “ I teach you; you teach me.” These words express the concept of a mutual exchange from which people learn from each other and grow all the richer. Sister Louise McKeogh fma shares the gift that comes from listening to Indigenous peoples’ stories.