Aboriginal Lands Act 2023

The State Government has again asked for feedback on the Aboriginal Lands Act. We must all act now to make sure the Aboriginal Community decides how the returned land is governed and managed. The Government is encouraging further feedback on revised proposals, which would remove the current safeguards in place regarding the electoral roll and how land is managed. The review of the previous consultation seems to bias certain submissions, who feel that the current process excludes ‘local’ Aboriginal people and organisations. The ... Read more

Cable Car Crusade

Nepotism and farce alive and well in Rockliff’s cable car crusade Despite a comprehensive, independent rejection of the kunanyi cable car proponent’s self-declared ‘best effort’, a new Mount Wellington Cableway Company chair has been appointed to pursue the project once Premier Rockliff decides how to sideline proper process and fast-track an approval for the detested, non-compliant development. The new chair of the company has been, until very recently, ‘Principal Advisor’ in Premier Rockliff’s office, presumably involved in delivering the Premier’s requested advice on ‘developing a pathway ... Read more


Did you know we have free monkeypox (mpox) vaccinations at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service? Mpox (Monkeypox) is a viral illness that causes a rash. Most people recover within a few weeks, but it can sometimes cause serious disease requiring hospital admission.  To protect those most at-risk FREE and CONFIDENTIAL vaccination appointments are available for all eligible people over the age of 16 in Tasmania.The following people aged 16 years and older are recommended to be vaccinated against mpox: all sexually active gay, bisexual, ... Read more

Seaweed Workshop

It was fantastic to meet with brothers and sisters from across Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand at a Seaweed Workshop on Sunday, 19 February 2023 to yarn about our concerns and visions for the health, protection and opportunities of ruri-seaweed in milaythina muka - Sea Country. Common concerns included the health of kelp, sustainability of cultural resources from the impact of aquaculture and climate change, and the commercialisation of seaweed without consideration to culture and community. The major question of the ... Read more

Talking Point, Mercury, 080223

Aboriginal empowerment won't come from a Voice to parliament, but through authority By Michael Mansell Published in The Mercury, Talking Point, pages 16 - 17 The Greens have good reason to consider if the Voice might undermine or block Aboriginal sovereignty. In the context of empowerment, sovereignty means Aboriginal people decide Aboriginal policy. Sure, those decisions have to take account of modern white Australia’s existence, but the fundamental point remains that we, as a sovereign people, decide, not others. By contrast, by merely advising ... Read more

Voice, Treaty, Truth

Opinion pieces by Michael Mansell, Heather Sculthorpe and Maggie Walter on Voice, Treaty and Truth, published in The Mercury on Saturday, 21 January 2023. Image of the opinion pages, The Mercury, Saturday, 21 January 2023 Symbolism, Assimilation Had Their Day By Michael Mansell NO to a referendum, yes to a treaty, is a vote for Aboriginal people. The Albanese government has surprised many with its reforms. While the PM is in this frame of mind, we need to convince him that the best way to help build an Aboriginal future is to ... Read more

Generation Cup 2023

Laurie Lowery Generation Cup 2023 Sunday, 19 February 2023 10 amNetball at Mowbray Primary School 11.30 amSoftball at Rocherlea Football Ground 12.30 pmFootball and presentations at Rocherlea Football Ground The fun family day out includes kipli/lunch, face painting, kids games, coffee and more! Read more

Invasion Day 2023

putiya kanaplila / dont' celebrate Invasion Day! Join us for our Invasion Day marches and rallies across Lutruwita in 2023 and support the campaign to Change the Date! North STREET MARCH11.30 am gather at Tulaminakali Health Service, 106 Best Street, Limilinaturi/Devonport RALLY11.50 am gather in Market Square (behind Paranaple Centre) for a 12 pm noon start. South STREET MARCH10.45 am gather at TAC, 198 Elizabeth Street to depart at 10.50 am RALLY11.45 am gather at Parliament Lawns for a 12 pm noon start. These events ... Read more

Putalina Festival 2023

Join us to kick off our celebrations for our 50th Anniversary year! Saturday, 14 January 202311 am to 4 pm There will be outstanding artists, kids' activities, and kipli/food. Remember to bring your own reusable plate, cutlery, and cup! Read more

Milaythina Nayri, Dec 22

Milaythina Nayri / Healthy Country news, December 2022 This newsletter highlights the efforts and achievements of our pakana rangers, who are working to restore the health of Country across Lutruwita. Milaythina Nayri Newsletter, December 2022 (PDF) Pakana rangers and community members carrying out a cultural burn on Big Dog Island Read more
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