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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…

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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…

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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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