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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice

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Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' dating back to the 1950s British bomb tests. These attitudes persist as plans to dump over half a million tonnes of nuclear waste on Aboriginal land and open new uranium mines, writes CRA Justice Coordinator Claude Mostowik msc in Just Comment.

natsicc logo 150The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) has expressed shock and devastation at the treatment of young people incarcerated in the Don Dale Correctional Facility in Darwin and called for quick and decisive action on this important national issue.

Adnymathanha Elders150Remote and indigenous communities are disproportionately targeted by the nuclear industry, particularly in the deserts of Australia where radioactive waste facilities are proposed, impacting unjustly upon Aboriginal communities, says Natalie Wasley.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:43

NAIDOC Week: 3-10 July 2016

naidoc week logoNational Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

welcome country brochureTo celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 3 July, Bishop Christopher Saunders launched the annual statement, a parish kit and the ‘Welcome to Country’ DL brochure for parishes to use.

SOR report cvrA report from Reconciliation Australia indicates that while the nation has developed a strong foundation for reconciliation, significant challenges remain.

wire fence 2An over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth on community orders and in youth detention means these children are at risk of becoming a new Stolen Generation unless significant action is taken, says Jesuit Social Services.

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:32

The Australian dream

aboriginal men holding flagIf the Australian dream is to be something more than the howls of racism, then we must listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and work with them for justice, writes Loreto Sister Libby Rogerson.