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Campaign: Combined Voices

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Is this our next Inquiry?

The increasing over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children...

Child Protection Week marred by Bolt commentary

It’s all black and white according to Andrew Bolt (Courier Mail, September 11). During Child Protection Week he managed to selectively quote Aboriginal leaders and spokespeople while assigning them to one of two camps....

Try something different for NAIDOC 2014

Think about what it means to be white!...

Australia Unites to end Over-Representation!

On 13 June, leaders of national, state and territory organisations are meeting in Melbourne to support a national campaign to end the scourge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s over-representation in child protection systems throughout this country....

Do you know about this?

Do you know who Pemulwuy and Tedbury were?Do you know when the first and only treaty was negotiated between British colonists and Aboriginal people and what became of this treaty?Do you know how many people were killed at Slaughterhouse Creek in 1838? Or during the Myall Creek Massacre in that same year? Or at the Cullin-la-Ringo Station near Emerald in 1861?Do you know when...

Freedom of Speech or Racist Slander?

In a recent edition of PeakCare’s Enews, “In The Loop”, I commented upon a letter that I had sent to the Editor of the Sunday Mail in response to an article by Mr Andrew Bolt entitled “Very sorry state of affairs indeed”.After submitting my letter to the Editor, a finding was brought down by Federal Court Justice Mordecai Bromberg that Mr Bolt had breached the Ra...

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

“Whiteness in a racist, corporate controlled society is like having the image of an American Express Card. . . . stamped on one’s face: immediately you are “universally accepted.” — Manning MarableA while ago, my good friend and colleague, Di Harvey from the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak gave me a copy of...

Combined Voices Campaign Continues!

The story of Combined VoicesCombined Voices is the story of a small group of people coming together to express their alarm about the increasingly high rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people within Queensland’s child protection system.It is the story of a small band of people joining together to share their grave concerns about t...

Still Sorry!

As a part of the PCQ CEO’s Breakfast held last Thursday (26/05/11) on National Sorry Day, Lindsay Wegener gave the opening address, asking whether Australia is doing enough to stop racism.Below please listen to his address andif you would like to read more check out his blog post,‘National Sorry Day- Are We Truly Sorry’....

National Sorry Day - are we truly sorry?

Thursday 26th May 2011 is National Sorry Day.Since 1998, this is the day of the year set aside for all Australians to collectively express our regret over the historical treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.This date was chosen in commemoration of the Bringing Them Home Report being handed to the Federal Government on 26th May 1997.I was recently browsing through Y...