Campaigns

Let’s change our national holiday

Let’s change our national holiday January 25, 2016 12:00am MICHAEL MANSELL Mercury IT is time to reflect on why January 26 is better as Australia Day than any of the other 364 days of the year. The only significance of January 26 is to mark the coming to Australia of the white race in 1788. That makes the celebration a race-based day. The British were armed to the teeth, and from the moment they stepped foot in Australia, the slaughter and dispossession of Aborigines began. It is one ... Read more

Why is such a divisive day celebrated?

‘Why is such a divisive day celebrated?’ January 26, 2016 11:56am PATRICK BILLINGS Mercury AS Australians celebrated nationhood, indigenous Tasmanians have spoken of the sadness the date bestows on their people. For many Aboriginals January 26 isn’t a date for rejoicing but one signifying “rape, murder and the taking of our children”. More than 300 people yesterday marched through Hobart in solidarity with the message that the date for Australia Day must change. On parliament’s lawns a series of Aboriginal activists implored Australians to tackle “the moral question” ... Read more

PRESS RELEASE: INVASION DAY MARCH AND RALLY

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palawa kani Sentences – Invasion Day

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Invasion Day Rally 26th January 2016

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Celebration of 20th Anniversary of Land Returns – 10th December 2015 at piyura kitina

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Mumirimina People of the Lower Jordan Valley and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the proposed Mangalore-Pontville Heritage Landscape Precinct

Mumirimina People of the Lower Jordan Valley Learn about the Aboriginal history of Mangalore-Pontville and the Pontville Rifle Range/Detention Centre - Home of Kalamaruwinya Read more

Pontville Rifle Range is Important to Us!

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Clients very satisfied with the service defunded by Attorney General Brandis

Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service Client Satisfaction Survey to end June 2015 One hundred client satisfaction survey forms were obtained from clients of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Aid Scheme. These surveys were designed to capture a snapshot of our performance for the year from all parts of the State and including both genders. Prisoners were included in the survey. The demographic characteristics of the clients surveyed and the nature of the matters for which they obtained legal representation are shown in the following table: Table 1: ... Read more

BROAD ABORIGINAL SUPPORT FOR PAT DODSON AND NOEL PEARSON STANCE ON CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION

182 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 PRESS STATEMENT BROAD ABORIGINAL SUPPORT FOR PAT DODSON AND NOEL PEARSON STANCE ON CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION Michael Mansell has welcomed the position taken by Aboriginal leaders Pat Dodson and Noel Pearson on constitutional recognition. Speaking from the Garma festival in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Pat Dodson and Noel Pearson said they would inform the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, that summits to enable Aboriginal people a say on recognition are vital steps in the process. Mr Mansell said, “Aboriginal ... Read more
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