Lidia Thorpe MP, talks to IndigenousX about her role as the first Aboriginal woman in the Victorian Parliament.
The First Fleet, and all those white people who came from Europe following the First Fleet, were not immigrants. They were settler-colonials.
Jill Gallagher is charged with creating the context in which Victorian Treaty negotiations can flourish. She talks to Daniel James about the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Freedom of speech and freedom of the press has always been a double edged sword for Aboriginal people. At its worst, the media perpetuates racist stereotypes that continue the Australian tradition of oppressing Aboriginal people throughout the centuries…
The AEC has announced the Federal Seat of Batman will now be known as the Federal Seat of Cooper.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting on Country with Major Sumner, the Greens’ candidate for Mayo, talking history, the environment, community, young people, and hopes for the future.
There’s still a long way to go. To date, Victoria is the only state to formally introduce a Bill that details a process towards a treaty.
We cannot deny the fact that First Nations Peoples in this continent had our lands taken from us without negotiation, without purchase, without consent; and without any treaty, unlike other Commonwealth nations. This dispossession was cloaked in the insidious myth of terra nullius.
We are or soon will be living in a country that has a diminished national broadcaster, will be an international arms trader, have a real-time facial recognition database and new powers that allow police to stop and ask you for your papers every time you step foot in an airport (at this stage).
So the question has to be asked, is this the Australia we really want?
Yet again, our people have been let down with this year’s Federal Budget. The investment in our communities is more eroded, our quality of life more diminished, our voices and needs more blatantly ignored.