Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Justice
National 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.
To 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.
An 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Salesian 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.