Quote of the Day

“Rampant poverty, which has festered for far too long, is linked to social unrest and threats to peace and security. On this International Day, let us make an investment in our common future by helping to lift people out of poverty so that they, in turn, can help to transform our world.” ~ Secretary-General Ban […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Today is World Food Day Visit the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations In some ways, the world seems more prosperous, connected and global than ever before. Yet hundreds of millions of people are just struggling to survive. Parents go to bed at night with the deep anguish that […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty United Nations Events – Poverty Day The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the UN General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Today is International Day of Non-Violence View the Secretary General Message on the International Day of Non-Violence Reaffirming the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence, and desiring to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence, the General Assembly has decided to observe 2 October as the International Day […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Saturday 21st September 2013 Today is International Day of Peace United Nations Events – Day of Peace Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 26th June 2013 Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture United Nations Events Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow […]

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Quote of the Day

“Assimilation has always been a one way street to the detriment of all colonised nations and we see a big difference between ‘mainstreaming’ and ‘professionalising through an Aboriginal Terms of Reference’, let’s reclaim the later as ‘Aboriginalising’. Unfortunately what we are accustomed to seeing rolled out across our communities through programs and services is ‘mainstreaming’, […]

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Constitution (Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples) Amendment Bill – Second Reading

CONSTITUTION (RECOGNITION OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLES) AMENDMENT BILL The Hon. J.W. WEATHERILL (Cheltenham—Premier, Minister for State Development) (16:01): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Constitution Act 1934. Read a first time. The Hon. J.W. WEATHERILL (Cheltenham—Premier, Minister for State Development) (16:01): I move: That this bill be now read a […]

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