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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice

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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.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:42

Dumped-on Elders down but not despairing

Adnymathanha Elders150The news received by Adynamathanha Elders that a property adjacent to the Yappala Indigenous Protected Area would be the proposed dumpsite for national radioactive waste was akin to "getting news of a death", writes Sister Michele Madigan rsj.

NRW 2016The week of May 27 to June 3 is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

wire fence 2Salesian Father Chris Riley said the focus should be on young offenders in the juvenile justice system, only imprisoning as a last resort, reports The Catholic Leader.

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