Uncle William Cooper, Yorta Yorta human rights activist

Seat of Batman to be renamed after William Cooper

Please note: this post contains images and names of deceased persons. BREAKING: our federal seat is to be renamed for William Cooper, the great Yorta Yorta human rights leader! My respects to all in our suburbs who campaigned for two decades to rename Batman – to the Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corp. whoContinue reading Seat of Batman to be renamed after William Cooper

Great article on the new Nuclear Waste Management Act

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

Anniversary of the Apology needs more than just lip service

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