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- Co-Existent Sovereignty
- By Bruce Rayburn, 26 May 1995. Re. imperial anthropology.
- Campaign for justice for indigenous Australians
- By Nigel D'Souza, in Green Left Weekly,
29 May 1996. The new John Howard government starts by attacking
- Australian Racial Hatred - increases
- Letter to Director of Public Prosecutions of the State
Government of Western Australia, from The Nyungah Circle of
Elders, 23 March 1997. Complaint concerning the build-up of
racism (and violence/intolerance) and inciting racial hatred
by Pauline Hanson and her One Australia Party.
- Police Use Excessive Force Against Aborigines
Not Isolated Incident
- Amnesty International Index: ASA 12/05/97, 22 April 1997.
- Aborigine Families Recount Seizures
- By Alan Thornhill, in the Philadelphia Daily
News, 28 April 1997. Revellation of Australia's past
- Australian government tries to turn back the clock
to the days of dispossession
- Urgent Action Bulletin of the National Indigenous Working Group,
October 1997. Farming and mining industries seek to revise Native
Title Act (Mabo decision of 1992 and Wik decision of 1996).
- To all Commonwealth heads of government
- From the First People of the Land of Australia, 26 October 1997.
The Prime Minister Mr Howard is not looking after the Interests
of Australia. He is looking after the Interests of a small group
of Rich and Powerful People: His 10 Point Wik Plan to change the
Native Title Act, greenhouse gases; uranium, and reconciliation
and the Olympic Games.
- Statement to all Commonwealth heads of government
- From the Nyungah Circle of Elders, 26 October 1997. Re. John Howard
looking after the interests of the rich and powerful rather than
Australia: 10 Point Wik Plan to change the Native Title Act,
greenhouse gases and uranium, Olympic Games of 2000.
- Aborigine Land Claims Under Fire
- From the Associated Press, 20 December 1997. History of the attack
on Aboriginal land rights.
- Australia facing new
- Agence France-Presse, 30 December 1997. Land rights legislation in
favor of wealthy landowners.
- Aboriginal misery is shame of Australia, says
- By Nadia Jamal, in the Sydney Morning Herald,
16 February 1998. On his visit, Minister Farrakhan compares Aborigines
to Native Americans and accuses the government of hypocrisy.
- Aborigines Win Land Back
- By Doug Cooper, Militant, 5 October 1998.
In the culmination of a 15-year fight, more than 500 Aborigines and
their supporters from around eastern Australia gathered at newly
renamed Mutawintji National Park September 5 for a day of celebration
to mark the return of its 76,000 hectares (188,000 acres) to the
- Update on Walking the Land - for Our Ancient
Keepers of Lake Eyre, Adelaide, South Australia, 1
August 2000. We are walking our land, in the company of the old
people and the old spirits of the ancient land. We are walking
from Lake Eyre to Sydney, to arrive before the Olympic games,
carrying the real flame with us, the sacred firestick with our
big message of Peace to the World.
- Oral intervention to Plenary, 6 September 2001,
Durban, South Africa
- At the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination,
Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. The Australian government
for the last fifty years failed to implement the Genocide
- The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: A letter from Aboriginal
Elders to all people
- By Indigenous Solidarity Action Network, 11 September 2001. We
have fought against the imposition of British law and the export
of capitalism to our country since invasion. We...never ceded
our sovereign rights. We have held many rallies and events over
the last 29 years and we will continue to do so until this
criminal and racist government ceases to operate.