According to the Australia Day website:
“The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date. Not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday on that date.”
As a lead on the Birthing on Country Project, I have a chance to ensure no woman experiences what I endured.
Indigenous people across the country deserve better than this staggering ineptitude and support for white Australia policies.
Racism is insidious. It impacts on people’s health, their education, housing and employment opportunities, and their sense of self and safety living in Australia.
Tony Abbott holds no qualifications or expertise in the area of education, and has a history of mismanagement and negative meddling when he has been in positions of power over Indigenous affairs
Birthing on country is a culturally safe experience for women and families and could reduce the number of babies being born too early and dying in their first months.
Kristine Garrett is an Aboriginal woman from Central Queensland with ancestral ties to the Wulli Wulli and the Darumbal people of the region.
Gadrian Hoosan, a parent and school council member told Abbott he ‘was not welcome in the community since intervention policies ripped out community funding leaving residents worse off, while denying much needed new housing and basic services.’
““It’s okay to be white” has a long history in the white supremacist movement.
Recently I viewed the Black Mist Burnt Country exhibition at the National Museum of Australia. Launched on 27 September 2016, to mark the 60th anniversary of nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga in South Australia, the exhibition has already covered a lot of ground touring the eastern states. This exhibition is a vivid and reflective collation that is raising awareness of …