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Letter to the Minister regarding Rio Tinto's destruction of Sacred Sites

Posted Jun 25, 2020

Updated on Jun 25, 2020

Letter to the Minister Dear Minister I write on behalf of Catholics in Coalition for Justice and Peace Sydney,  to express our deep dismay at the wanton destruction of the two sacred sites at Juukan Gorge  WA by Rio Tinto Ltd.  As a faith-based organisation we understand the spiritual importance of ...more

Just Now - October 2019 edition

Posted Oct 10, 2019

Two and a half years after the Statement of the Heart, the latest edition of 'Just Now' from the CRA Justice Committee looks at the journey to A CONSTITUTIONAL VOICE FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS and separates the facts from various fictions. ...more

Let's really talk about constitutional recognition

Posted Feb 18, 2019

Let's really talk about constitutional recognition

Jennifer Newman's Sunday seminar on 17 February 2019 took us to understanding the two-way movement required for true decolonisation of Australia's history of over 60,200 years and for seeking equal participation in the national polity. ...more

Something important happened on treaty

Posted Dec 6, 2018

Mungo Maccallum writes that something very important happened in politics last week when the joint parliamentary committee on indigenous voice in parliament reported that the idea should be progressed. ...more

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