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Australia will be stronger by saying yes to Uluru Statement

Posted Aug 10, 2018

Author Richard Flanagan's speech at the 20th Garma Festival: "The world is being undone before us. If we do not reimagine Australia, we will be undone too" ...more

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

Posted May 13, 2018

Make a submission in support of Uluru Statement

11 June is the closing date for submissions to the Joint Parliamentary Committee to show support for Constitutional reform and the Uluru Statement from the Heart encourages Reconciliation Australia, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islande ...more

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

Posted Apr 13, 2018

Pathways to justice pass through health - 6 ways to prevent harm of incarceration

The major findings of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Pathways to Justice report on the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was tabled in Parliament last week and is awaiting a detailed response from government. ...more

The apology ten years on

Posted Feb 15, 2018

Writing in Eureka Street, Frank Brennan SJ asks us to "recommit to the unifying challenge" put to Parliament a decade ago and put the human face on the Uluru Statement from the Heart: 'In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.' ...more

6 ways to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Australians

Posted Jan 25, 2018

According to Tanya Denning-Orman, NITV Channel Manager: "Survival Day acknowledges the mixed nature of January 26. It recognises the invasion and our history, but invasion doesn't frame us as a people. We are still here, our languages are still spoken ...more

Support petition for First Nations to have a voice

Posted Nov 7, 2017

A call to the Prime Minister and Australian Parliament - we support First Nations peoples to have a voice. We call on the Australian Parliament to make this a national priority. ...more

Uluru Statement from the Heart and Indigenous incarceration

Posted Jul 19, 2017

The Uluru Statement from the Heart sets a way forward that invites all Australians to create our future together. The statement also highlights shocking rates of Indigenous imprisonment. The July issue of CLRI NSW's Just in Time publication looks at w ...more

Crisis of rising Incarceration Rates

Posted Apr 2, 2017

Crisis of rising Incarceration Rates

We need targets to reduce this unacceptable rate of imprisonment! Help us and lobby politicians now to develop justice targets to reduce the over incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ...more

Indigenous Sovereignty

Posted Mar 16, 2017

One of the burning issues in social justice in our Australian context is Indigenous Sovereignty. This edition of Just in Time on Indigenous Sovereignty from the Social Justice Committee considers treaty and constitutional recognition. “What we're talking about with constitutional recognition is really the next and great part of  truth telling ...more

Edited Transcript and Photos from Linda Burney February Address

Posted Feb 26, 2017

Edited Transcript and Photos from Linda Burney February Address

Read an edited transcript and see the event in images from the recent Sunday Seminar address by Linda Burney MP ...more