National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Co-Chair Rod Little on behalf of the Board would like to warmly congratulate Co-Chair Jackie Huggins for being conferred an honorary degree of Doctor today at Central Queensland University of Australia’s Brisbane graduation ceremony.
The Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield came out strongly today against radio station triple j for rescheduling its Hottest 100 countdown to take place on 27 January 2017.
The recent review of the National Partnership Agreement Remote Indigenous Housing program has highlighted shortfalls in the nation’s premier First Peoples’ housing program. The $5.4 billion scheme is opaque, complicated by multiple objectives, affected by poor governance and constantly changing policies. It has not fostered self-determination, First Peoples home ownership or business growth. Read the…
In response to the Turnbull Government turning away from the Referendum Council recommendations, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is calling for the formation of a Joint Select Committee.
The Redfern Statement Alliance Call for Funding to be Reinstated to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
On the eve that the Australian Government has secured a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Redfern Statement Alliance Leaders met to discuss its relationship with the Australian Government. Read the full media release here
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (National Congress) is calling for calm following the
arrest of youth justice advocate Dylan Voller at a non-violent protest against Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander deaths in custody late last month… Read the full media release here.
UN Special Rapporteur praises the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bodies following Australian Mission
The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous People, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, presented her Australian mission report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. Ms Tauli-Corpuz praised the progress made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies. She pointed to Congress’ 2016 Redfern Statement when commending “the strength of spirit…