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Unless otherwise indicated, the quotes are from Robert Lawlor's "Voices of the First Day"

Please note there is no intention to offend by using the words "Aborigines" or "Aboriginal" or "Indigenous"

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Blog posts June 2015

Aboriginal Art Symbols

June 30, 2015

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Australian Aborigines have been creating visual art depicting Aboriginal art symbols for thousands of years. Aboriginal art takes many forms, including exquisite fiber craft, ancient engravings, body art, sand art, rock art, wooden…

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Third Call to Action - continue services to Remote Indigenous Communities

June 25, 2015

 

MEDIA RELEASE
Date 25th June 2015
(for immediate release)
‪#‎SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA‬ ACTIONS TO CONTINUE - OUR COMMUNITIES NEED CERTAINTY

With Aboriginal communities still under threat of forced closures and the removal of essential services, #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA has announced a T…

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Recognise the Spirit

June 24, 2015

It’s time to RECOGNISE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution and ensure there's no place for racial discrimination in it. It’s the right thing to do.

http://www.recognise.org.au

The AFL and Telstra are taking the opportunity to promote themselves by "h…

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What happens when a remote community is closed?

June 20, 2015

Is this a form of forced eviction as defined by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights?

Note:  the text below is from an Article by Rose Carnes, dated 20 March 2015

In November last year, WA Premier Colin Barnett revealed a plan to close as many as 150 of the state’s 274 remote …

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Australians should Recognise colonisation as a determinant of Indigenous health

June 16, 2015

"The view expressed by Tony Abbott (Prime Minister and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs), that taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to fund the “lifestyle choices” of Aboriginal people living in remote regions in support of Colin Barnett’s (West Australian Premier) decision to close 150 remote Aborigi…

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Dalai Lama to visit Uluru for first time, Climber comes to grief climbing the Rock

June 13, 2015

"When I was in Australia last time, I saw Uluru from above, from the air and I felt strongly to visit the people who have always lived in this important place," the Dalai Lama said in a statement.

 

Please click on the Link below for news article.  Today, Saturday 13 June 2015, the Dalai Lama…

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"The Guardian" says that 'Lifestyle choices' is Abbott's third and final strike on Indigenous affairs

June 11, 2015

Our putative ‘prime minister for Aboriginal affairs’ has made so many mistakes that it’s hard to come to any other conclusion: he does not respect Indigenous culture

Read the full story at the link below.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/11/lifestyle-choices-is-abbotts-t…

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