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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Return to country endangered by failure to invest

Covid-19 has triggered the most significant return to country by First Nations people since the homeland movement commenced in the 1960s. Thousands, like myself, returned to remote communities out of necessity. Facing the unknown, our family leaders who could made the courageous decision to gather...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

LexisNexis webinar

Welcome everyone. Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge the country upon which each of us stands today. I myself stand upon my Bunuba land here in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. I acknowledge and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging across all the lands and waters...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

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. 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...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

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 Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Bunuba yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

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...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

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...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

June Oscar's IWD Speech for Children's Ground

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. Happy International Women’s Week 2021! I really thank Jane and all the team, children and...

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