Pax Christi Australia

Truth-telling: 80% say past injustices against Indigenous people should be recognised

A biennial report shows attitudes shifting in support of key aims of the reconciliation movement Ben Smee The Guardian February 11, 2019 Four out of five survey respondents supported a formal truth-telling process to acknowledge past injustices against First Nations people. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA An overwhelming majority of Australians support a formal ‘truth telling’ process to acknowledge past injustices against…


Senator Pat Dodson’s response to Fraser Anning’s maiden speech

In his maiden speech, Katter’s Australian Party senator Fraser Anning called for an end to Muslim immigration and a return to the White Australia policy. Below is Patrick Dodson’s response: Senator DODSON (Western Australia) (10:21): I wasn't intending to say anything, and I won't say anything that will be better than what my leader has said on this side of the…


NAIDOC Week – 8 to 15 July 2018

A 'Reflection' presented by Peter Griffin (Pax Christi NSW) at St Vincent’s Church in Redfern, Sunday 8 July 2018. Good Morning. As we gather today, let us bring to mind that we are on Aboriginal land. It is not easy for non-Aboriginal people to appreciate the difference between owning land and being owned by the land. The difference is between…

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