NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee) Week officially starts tomorrow, though there have been plenty of events during the past week. Yesterday’s NAIDOC March in Narrm (Melbourne) was huge, despite the early rain. This year’s #Because of her we can NAIDOC theme has been particularly inspiring.
Last Wednesday, Minister for Energy and Resources Martin Ferguson’s legislation to create a new nuclear waste facility, on Aboriginal lands in the NT, passed through the Senate and became law. (Ferguson’s chosen site, Muckaty Station, outside Tennant Creek, is in an earthquake zone and being in central Australia, lies on top of the artesian basinContinue reading Great article on the new Nuclear Waste Management Act
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Apology. It comes as the Gillard government introduces its new Stronger Futures legislation, which would extend the NT intervention measures. And it also comes alongside new evidence of a large increase in suicides amongst young Aboriginal girls in the Northern Territory after the implementation of the Intervention. There’sContinue reading Anniversary of the Apology needs more than just lip service
The National Radioactive Waste Management legislation is due to go before the Senate, this coming Wednesday 8th Feb. Check here for quick, easy actions you can take, wherever you are in Australia. Late February marks the second anniversary of the introduction of Commonwealth Minister for Energy and Resources Martin Ferguson’s new National Radioactive Waste ManagementContinue reading Nuclear Waste Management Bill in Senate this Wednesday