October 12th 2016
Constitutional Recognition of Tasmanian Aboriginal people
Letter to the Editor Re: States first people to be properly recognised:
The state government Liberals and Labour parties are all about making themselves feel and
look good, by tabling a bill that is meant to benefit Aboriginal people.
This Bill only makes white people feel that they are doing something for us.
In reality adding Aboriginal people to the State constitution is a way of avoiding the real
issues rather than what can be done for the Aboriginal ...
Please click here to view: Press release - 20 years land return anniversary
please click here to view: Land Hand back-back on table
The proposed extension of the world heritage area without any Aboriginal input is a disgrace, Legal
Director Michael Mansell said today.
“The extension area must be returned to Aboriginal people in outright ownership. More than a year
ago we proposed Aboriginal ownership and management of reserved areas under the forestry
agreement. Now is the time for Canberra to show its hand on historic justice.
Canberra should insist that Aborigines gain our lands back. The $7m that the Commonwealth
promised for management costs should be directed to employ ...