Tag Archives: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Survival day

If we are to truly celebrate being Australians, we desperately need to change the date. January 26, the day the British flag was first raised in what is now known as Sydney Cove, is not a day a celebration for … Continue reading

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Engaging Aboriginal fathers

The following is the final submitted  version of an article (just published in developing practice) by me, Chris May and Craig Hammond, all from the the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle.While it is the August 2015 edition, … Continue reading

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Reconciliation week: It can’t stop now

Today, the anniversary of the 1992 Mabo decision in the High Court, marks the end of Reconciliation Week, which started on May 27, the anniversary of the 1967 referendum which saw over 90% of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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We need to change the date of Australia Day

It’s time to change the date of Australia Day. For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Australia Day (the day the British flag was first raised in what is now known as Sydney Cove) is not a day of … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Treaty by Yothu Yindi

As part of my recognition of NAIDOC week (a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) this week’s song for Sunday is “Treaty” by Yothu Yindi from 1991. This land was never … Continue reading

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Saturday quote – We are sorry

For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry. (Prime Minister Kevin Rudd) The national apology to the Stolen Generations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who had … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – NAIDOC week

In recognition of NAIDOC week (a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), this collection of weekend reading focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and bloggers. Practice implications:  Family … Continue reading

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