Family Matters National Forums

M E D I A R E L E A S E 29 August 2014 Adelaide forum identifies strategies to stem the soaring number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care A forum in Adelaide on 27 August attended by 170 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, practitioners, service providers and […]

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Recommended Viewing – Lurujarri Dreaming

Screened last Tuesday the 10th of December on NITV/SBS 2 Good news! Lurujarri Dreaming was broadcast on SBS 2/ NITV on the 10th of December – and will be available online via the SBS online catch-up service for 2 weeks afterwards…. And we are very happy to announce for those of you in the broader […]

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

I am disturbed that Perpetual Grief is taking the toll on Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait) peoples. This perpetual grief is cancerous and is reducing the ability for our Nations to be anywhere near confident that Aboriginal culture including the Torres Straits culture will be as intact as it should be generations into […]

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In the Media – Power, not prohibition, is key for indigenous communities

TOO MUCH GROG: Police search the bags of Palm Island residents and fine them if they exceed the alcohol quota. Source: Townsville Bulletin By Meg  Perkins The Courier-Mail June 24, 2013 12:00AM THE latest decision by the High Court of Australia upholds the legitimacy of alcohol management plans, which are bitterly resented by some indigenous people. Premier […]

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Sixth Anniversary of the Northern Territory Intervention – Striking the Wrong Note

Image: http://treatyrepublic.net/images/2011/nt-inter-sign.jpg   Friday 21st marks the sixth anniversary of the NT Intervention. Leader of cA Michele Harris OAM has written this article. The direct link to article is at http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Striking_the_Wrong_Note-6_year_NTER.pdf .Further information at our website. www.concernedaustralians.com.au Sixth Anniversary of the Northern Territory Intervention ‘concerned Australians’ Striking the Wrong Note Aboriginal advocate Olga Havnen, in […]

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An Important Message from Brian Butler

Lateral Violence has killed our culture! In some communities it has caused sickness, depression and death. The one and only solution that will fix it all is through Lateral Love. Every individual has the ability to do something. Government are still operating to the British Orders to mandate the Colonial Principles of Oppression that have not […]

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? Question of the Day ?

How do you all think we can stamp out Lateral Violence and replace it with Lateral Love in our Families and Communities? Comments appreciated! Spirit of Uluru

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? Question of the Day ?

How many of us have experienced people we know or love behaving badly towards us recently? Frequent manifestations of lateral violence include: • nonverbal innuendo (raising eyebrows, face-making), • bullying, • verbal affront (overt/covert, snide remarks, lack of openness, abrupt responses, gossiping), • shaming, • undermining activities (turning away, not being available, social exclusion), • […]

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