In the Media – ‘Forced removal’ prompts Russell Milera’s compensation fight with South Australian Government

‘Forced removal’ prompts Russell Milera’s compensation fight with South Australian Government By court reporter James Hancock Updated Thu 12 Dec 2013, 8:23am AEDT PHOTO: Monica Wittmann said she ran with the baby in her arms (ABC News: James Hancock)   A man is fighting for compensation from the South Australian Government for what he claims was his forced removal […]

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Reconciliation SA

There are more than 517 000 Aboriginal Australians Many First Australians experience vast differences in health, education, employment, and standards of living compared to their non-Aboriginal counterparts. Understanding these inequalities is the first step to reconciling the differences between us. Did you know that Aboriginal Australians… Have an estimated life expectancy up to 11.5 years […]

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South Australia’s Constitution now includes the following …

Constitutional recognition of South Australia’s Aboriginal people was passed by State Parliament, Thursday 21 March, 2013. The bill was passed through both houses with unanimous support. The following wording has been inserted into SA’s Constitution: “Parliament on behalf of the people of South Australia: (a) Acknowledges and respects Aboriginal peoples as the State’s First Peoples […]

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In the Media – Archives 25 May 2007

ABC Online PM – Aust commemorates Aboriginal referendum PM – Friday, 25 May , 2007 18:34:00 Reporter: Nance Haxton MARK COLVIN: If you weren’t around for the 1967 referendum on Aborigines, or you can’t remember why it mattered, think about this. Before that vote, Aboriginal people weren’t counted as people, they came under the Flora […]

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In the Media – February Archives

Indigenous people a step closer to the  constitution February 13,  2013      Michael Gordon – Political Editor, The Age Ms Peisley campaigning in 1967. There will be echoes of 1967 in Parliament House on Wednesday when both sides  of politics pass legislation that will give momentum to the push to recognise  the first Australians in […]

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Letters Patent Protest, South Australia

[youtube=http://youtu.be/s6WM9Kn5Ey8] Published on Mar  4, 2013 South Australian Aboriginal Descendants on the steps of Parliament in Adelaide, 19th Feb 2013, Protesting for recognition of their rights in the “Letters Patent”. In 1836 King William IV and the British Parliament enshrined into law the “Letters Patent”, the founding document that established the state of South Australia. […]

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Remembering the Apology with Reconciliation SA

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXqqfrrKzug] Reconciliation SA Breakfast on the Fifth Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations The Apology – 5 Years On 13 February 2013 Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Direct transcript of Kevin Rudd’s speech ‘The Apology – 5 Years On Thank you for those very warm, South Australian words of welcome. It’s good to be […]

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