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Sydney Harbour Bridge to fly Aboriginal flag permanently by end of year

19/06/22 The Guardian Australia: The Aboriginal flag will have a permanent spot on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the New South Wales government committing $25m to install a third flagpole by the end of the year. Flying the Aboriginal flag alongside the Australian and NSW state flags was an important gesture towards closing the gap, the state premier, Dominic Perrottet, said about the 2022-23 budget announcement.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/19/sydney-harbour-bridge-to-fly-aboriginal-flag-permanently-by-end-of-year?utm_term=62ae83232005c80d53644c0826bcbca4&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayAUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTAU_email

First ever Aboriginal Supreme Court judge sworn in

13/06/22 NITV News: As a young man Lincoln Crowley may not have known if the Supreme Court of Queensland existed, but he understood what was fair and what was not. The Warramunga man has become Australia’s first Indigenous Supreme Court judge after being sworn in in Brisbane on Monday.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2022/06/13/first-ever-aboriginal-supreme-court-judge-sworn

Kiama Council endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart

18/05/22 Kiama Municipal Council: Kiama Council NSW has affirmed and endorsed the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart and committed to enacting its principles.

https://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/Council/News/Council-endorses-Uluru-Statement-from-the-Heart

Peak religious organisations in support of Uluru Statement

As leaders representing diverse religious communities, we declare our support of the Uluru Statement and its call for a First Nations Voice guaranteed by the Constitution. We endorse this reform as necessary, right and reasonable. Indigenous Australians must be now afforded their rightful place in the Australian Constitution.

We call on political leaders to take immediate bipartisan action to hold a referendum on a First Nations voice

https://capeyorkpartnership.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Joint-Resolution-of-Peak-Religious-Organisations-Supporting-the-Uluru-Statement-digital.pdf

As Senate inquiry shines light on proposed ‘climate bomb’, Traditional Owners give no consent to frack Beetaloo Basin

23 /03/22 Media release: greensmps.org.au Following an extraordinary day of testimony at the Senate inquiry into oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin, The Greens have today reiterated their support for Traditional Owners who continue to oppose the proposed ‘climate bomb’ fracking project. At the Darwin hearing, chaired by Yamatji Noongar woman and Australian Greens Senator for WA Dorinda Cox, Traditional Owners expressed concerns at the continued absence of Free, Prior and Informed consent.

https://greensmps.org.au/articles/senate-inquiry-shines-light-proposed-climate-bomb-traditional-owners-give-no-consent-frack

“KARRINJARLA MUWAJARRI WE WANT A CEASEFIRE”

11/03/22 BREAKING NEWS: Kumanjayi Walker’s family and Senior Yuendumu Elders have condemned the not guilty verdict handed down by the jury in the murder trial of police officer Zachary Rolfe today. They say the outcome is the direct result of racism in the court system and have provided a list of demands for sweeping changes to NT policing including a call for increased Aboriginal community control.

https://wrnredfern.org.au/?page_id=3765

Support Aboriginal families of Lismore

03/03/22 by Larissa Baldwin: Widjabul Wia-bal Jugan needs your support!Lismore NSW has been devastated by unprecedented flooding, it’s still raining, water is everywhere, homes are inaccessible and so many people are missing or unaccounted for. This is a crisis.

More info and donate https://chuffed.org/project/support-aboriginal-families-of-lismore

First Nations Voice proposal heads to Local Govt Conference

10/02/22 Echo The North Coast’s Independent News: The newly elected independent councillor for Byron Bay , Mark Swivel has proposed thatLocal Government NSW develop an advisory body model for a First Nations Voice to Council for local Indigenous communities based on the vision in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

https://www.echo.net.au/2022/02/first-nations-voice-proposal-heads-to-local-govt-conference/

NSW Aboriginal Land Council welcomes the Premier’s commitment to Aboriginal Affairs

10/02/22. The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) welcomes the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet’s commitment to make Aboriginal issues a priority for his government.

https://wrnredfern.org.au/?page_id=3466

Sydney Peace Prize Uluru Statement from the Heart lecture – 10/11/22 at 6.30pm. Book your seat!

10/02/22 Letter from Sydney Alliance Uluru Statement group: The lecture is 6.30pm 17 March at Sydney Town Hall. Professor Megan Davis will deliver the 2021 keynote address, followed by a panel hosted by Stan Grant, with Megan Davis, Pat Anderson AO and Noel Pearson. Dan Sultan will also play. Details below.

Book https://events.humanitix.com/2021-sydney-peace-prize-award-ceremony-and-lecture

Its Here! The revamped home of the Uluru Statement!

28/01/22 Indigenous Law Centre UNSW: Dear Friends and Supporters, We are excited to introduce you to the newly revamped official home of the campaign for a First Nations Voice to Parliament protected by the Constitution. Everything you need to know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart is now available in an interactive and authoritative form for all Australians. 

https://ulurustatement.org/

Indigenous Voice Co-Design Final Report:

17/12/21: The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP: The Morrison Government has delivered on its commitment to co-design an Indigenous Voice with the release of the Indigenous Voice Co-design Final Report to the Australian Government.

https://ministers.pmc.gov.au/wyatt

From the Heart welcomes final Co-design report on a Voice to Parliament

17/12/21 From The Heart: From the Heart, the campaign for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament guaranteed by the Constitution, has welcomed the Final Report of the Indigenous Voice Co-Design Process announced by Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt.

https://fromtheheart.com.au/indigenous-voice-codesign-final-report-from-the-heart/

NSWALC Concern over Government’s Indigenous Voice Proposal

17/12/21: The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) urges caution over the Federal Government’s proposal to move ahead with an Indigenous Voice that is inconsistent with the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The proposal will create confusion and division within community, and again government sets down what they think is best for Aboriginal people by creating structures that divide and conquer.

https://wrnredfern.org.au/?page_id=3477

Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) support historical analysis that deemed notorious Blackbirder Benjamin Boyd’s name be removed from the Ben Boyd National Park announced by NSW Government

15/11/21 Emelda Davis: Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jackson) support historical analysis that deemed notorious Blackbirder Benjamin Boyd’s name be removed from the Ben Boyd National Park announced by NSW Government.

https://wrnredfern.org.au/?page_id=3482