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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

The Vic Simms Story - Compass ABC iView

Posted Jan 18, 2017

The Vic Simms Story - Compass ABC iView

This Compass repeat program was shown as a NAIDOC Week Special puts Bidgigal elder & singer Vic Simms in the spotlight. Discovered by Col Joye when he first performed as an 11 year old, Vic went on to be the first indigenous performer on Bandstand. #ABCcompass This episode was published 1 ...more

Meet the man walking across Australia to protest Indigenous community closures

Posted Jan 8, 2017

Clinton Pryor is attempting to do something no other person has done before — walk across the Australian continent in protest against the forced closures of Indigenous communities. Clinton's walk for justice: The man walking across Australia for Indigenous communities By Emily Sakzewski   Clinton Pryor is a man on a mission. The West ...more

Zach's Ceremony, film about Aboriginal identity, shown at New York's Margaret Mead Film Festival

Posted Oct 31, 2016

A film about a young man's initiation ceremony at a remote Aboriginal community in Queensland has received a standing ovation at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York. ...more

World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians

Posted Sep 26, 2016

World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians

It confirms a long and proud history and modern Aboriginal Australians are the descendants of the first people to inhabit Australia — a claim previously subject to debate. ...more

Support the ANTaR Campaign

Posted Sep 15, 2016

Support the ANTaR Campaign

The rates at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are experiencing violence and being put in prison has reached a crisis point. It doesn't have to be this way. We can change the record. ...more

A history of blackbirding

Posted Sep 12, 2016

A history of blackbirding

Recently on Thursday 25th of August 2016 an interesting event and screening was held about ' Blacknbirding' - CCJP is sharing information from this event. On the 25th of August 1994, the Commonwealth Government officially recognised descendants of Australia's blackbirding trade as a 'distinct cultural group'. The Salvation Army's Freedom Partnership to ...more