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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Statement of condolence for Cassius Turvey's family and community

Joint statement from Commissioner Oscar, Commissioner Tan, and Commissioner Hollonds 
 
 We are deeply saddened by the death of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey last week in Perth. 
 
 As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate for us to make comment on the circumstances surrounding...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

First Nations women to take leading role in addressing family and community violence

An important gathering of First Nations women – including specialist experts, researchers, frontline workers and women with lived experience of violence – has called on governments across Australia to ensure First Nations women lead all future efforts to prevent violence against First Nations women...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Sir Wallace Kyle Oration

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Kaurna yani U. It is wonderful to be here with you today on Noongar Boodja country. I would also like to acknowledge all the country from around this state and beyond that people may joining in from online. My deepest...

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Mabo at 30 – Boodjar: Boorda The Piddington Society

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Noongar yani U. I acknowledge all the countries we gather on today. My deepest respects to all our elder’s past, present and emerging. I would also like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of Mr Eddie Koiki...

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Garma Festival

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Gumatj, Yolngu yani U. Galwurruy and your family thank you for hosting us. I pay my respects to all Yolŋu people and the Gumatj people of this land, and all the clan groups of Arnhem land and surrounds. My deepest respects...

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Reappointment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the reappointment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO.  
 
 Australian Human Rights Commission President Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM said Commissioner Oscar would continue to be a strong...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Urgent funding needed to support Indigenous community-led health solutions

The Close the Gap campaign has called for an urgent investment in community-led health services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the country.
 
 The 2022 Close the Gap Report: Transforming Power – Voices for Generational Change has 12...

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Commissioner backs calls for no more guns in communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO has joined calls for no more guns to be carried by police officers in communities, and has extended her heart and thoughts to the family of Kumanjayi Walker, the Yuendumu community and Warlpiri people at this very...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

We will not sit down or stand to the side

OPINION 
 
 There are moments in history where the forces of what has come before and the energy of the present reconfigure the social and political landscape. In Australia and around the globe, reckoning with misogyny and the interrelated issues of systemic racism and patriarchal destruction has...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

ANU College of Law Conference: Parenthood and Work in a Post-COVID Context

[Introduction in Bunuba] It is a pleasure be speaking to you all today. My name is June Oscar, and I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. I acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands across Australia and pay my respects to all elders, past...

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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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Pagination