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Family Matters National Forums

M E D I A R E L E A S E 29 August 2014 Adelaide forum identifies strategies to stem the soaring number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care A forum in Adelaide on 27 … Continue reading

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Recommended Viewing – Lurujarri Dreaming

Screened last Tuesday the 10th of December on NITV/SBS 2 Good news! Lurujarri Dreaming was broadcast on SBS 2/ NITV on the 10th of December – and will be available online via the SBS online catch-up service for 2 weeks … Continue reading

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

I am disturbed that Perpetual Grief is taking the toll on Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) peoples. This perpetual grief is cancerous and is reducing the ability for our Nations to be anywhere near confident that Aboriginal culture … Continue reading

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In the Media – Power, not prohibition, is key for indigenous communities

TOO MUCH GROG: Police search the bags of Palm Island residents and fine them if they exceed the alcohol quota. Source: Townsville Bulletin By Meg  Perkins The Courier-Mail June 24, 2013 12:00AM THE latest decision by the High Court of Australia … Continue reading

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In the Media – beyond his capacity to tell Australia’s politicians how to achieve both compassion and wisdom

Dalai Lama reveals earthy sense of humour during Adelaide visit by: Tory Shepherd and Deb Bogle From: adelaidenow June 20, 201310:27PM The Dalai Lama greets followers at the Adelaide Airport. Picture: Tait Schmaal Source: News Limited The Dalai Lama speaks … Continue reading

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NT Intervention – the struggle continues after six years of racism and disempowerment

NT Intervention – the struggle continues after six years of racism and disempowerment by Barbara Shaw, Mt Nancy Town Camp, Alice Springs Six years ago my family watched the TV in my living room as John Howard announced he would … Continue reading

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Sixth Anniversary of the Northern Territory Intervention – Striking the Wrong Note

Image: http://treatyrepublic.net/images/2011/nt-inter-sign.jpg   Friday 21st marks the sixth anniversary of the NT Intervention. Leader of cA Michele Harris OAM has written this article. The direct link to article is at http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Striking_the_Wrong_Note-6_year_NTER.pdf .Further information at our website. http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au Sixth Anniversary of … Continue reading

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