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Coalition of Peak Bodies on Closing the Gap

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NAIDOC Speech 2019

NAIDOC Speech 2019 The national theme for NAIDOC this year is Voice, Treaty, Truth. This is a summary of the Aboriginal community demands in the Statement From The Heart developed at Uluru 2 years ago. Achieving these goals, based on the recognition of Aboriginal people in the Australian Constitution, is regarded by some as the basis for reconciliation – as enabling Aborigines and non-Aborigines to move forward together towards a better future. The proposal for a ‘Voice to Parliament’ is the most controversial of ... Read more

Caution on Wikipedia

Caution on Wikipediahttp://www.theverge.com/2014/8/13/5998273/who-owns-a-language-wikipedia-palawa-kani-raises-old-debate Read more

palawa kani Talking Point, Mercury newspaper, June 2019

The Mercury newspaper, palawa kani  Talking Point, Michael Mansell, 15 June 2019 Read more

thiyanalapana lumi kanamaluka-ta ‘Cold weather is here at kanamaluka/River Tamar’

thiyanalapana lumi! (Cold weather is here!) To hear the palawa kani, click on the poster below   Read more

nipaluna on The Chase Australia!

nipaluna (Hobart) nipaluna formed a question in popular show The Chase Australia, 7plus, Tuesday 9 April 2019. Contestants were quizzed on nipaluna, the original name for which Australian capital? Watch the clip   Read more

nipaluna/Hobart Language Day 2019

nipaluna/Hobart Language Day 2019 nipaluna/Hobart Language Day was held at Parliament lawns nipaluna (Hobart) on Saturday March 30. The theme was 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Over 300 people attended. palawa kani activities were: Opening - Daisy Allan,  milaythina-mana Dewayne Everettsmith, kanaplila luna Women's Dances, Sharing Aboriginal place names - June Sculthorpe; & Hands-on workshops throughout the day: rri karati-ti  Hands in friendship - ochre handprints on a banner for International Indigenous Languages Year, rayakana nipaluna song + kanalaritja kitina stringing a shell bracelet with Rosetta Thomas and Tessa Atto, and truwuta ... Read more

Land Management Vacancies

Land Management Supervisor permanent North West based Land Management Worker South based   Read more

TAC Annual Report 2017-18

TAC Annual Report 2017-18 Read more

Poor choice by Canberra

Dear Sir, In 2013, the federal Attorney-General’s department saw fit to shut the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre run Aboriginal legal service and hand it to a Victorian group run by Wayne Muir. Muir is alleged to have committed rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment between 1987 and 2003, allegations Mr Muir denies. The federal government requires Tasmanian Aborigines (and presumably others on the mainland) to have police checks just to sit on a committee, let alone be a CEO of legal services. Ballarat ... Read more
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