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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice / Indigenous Social Justice

ANZSOG Proud Partnerships in Place, First Peoples Conference

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Bunuba yani U.

 

I acknowledge all the traditional countries that we gather on today, and pay my respects to our elders everywhere, past, present and emerging. In particular in this session on Gender Equality, and what we can do to achieve it, I acknowledge all the women of the world, and our Indigenous women—the First Mothers of the earth.

 

Kimberley Remote Community Leaders Forum

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Bunuba yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngirranggu thangani.  Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda.

I acknowledge the Yawuru people of the land we gather on today and I pay my deep respects to elder’s past, present and emerging.

AIATSIS Summit Keynote Address: Truth for change—Reckoning with our past and transforming our nation

Introduction and acknowledgements

Opening in Bunuba.

Good morning everyone. I acknowledge the Kaurna peoples whose lands we gather on for this conference—I pay my respects to your elders, past, present and emerging. I also acknowledge all our peoples who have come from countries—First Nations—from across this vast continent, carrying many diverse and interconnected languages, cultural practices and laws.  

Truth for change - Reckoning with our past and transforming our nation

This was the keynote address at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies conference, 2021.

Speech for Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO made this speech at the WA Reconciliation Breakfast on May 29, 2021

Indigenous Voice must guarantee self-determination

In its submission to the Indigenous Voice co-design process, the Australian Human Rights Commission has called for a model that guarantees self-determination and independence from government, and is informed by international principles for the political representation of Indigenous peoples.

Australian Human Rights Commission Submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Process

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Indigenous Voice Co-design Groups on the proposals outlined in the Indigenous Voice Interim Report of October 2020.

Governments must prioritise raising the age

National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO have urged all Australian governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility as a matter of priority.  

A report commissioned by a meeting of Attorneys-General in July last year recommended that all jurisdictions raise the age and ensure younger teenagers are not held in detention.  

Stop mass incarceration to prevent deaths in custody

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO said Australia must stop the “mass incarceration” of its Indigenous people or else deaths in custody will continue to occur.

Commissioner Oscar said her thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones over recent months, and in the 30 years since the Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was handed down.

She said systemic reform is long overdue, and Australian governments must enact every recommendation of the royal commission.

Joint Statement: Rights of Children in the NT

Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO have urged the Northern Territory government to reconsider its proposals for youth offending, announced yesterday.

The NT Government yesterday said it would put in "automatic revocation of bail" for young people who reoffend or breach their bail conditions.

The Commission supports the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.