Congress welcomes the appointment of new Social Justice Commissioner

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples welcomes the appointment of June Oscar AO to the appointment of Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. “This appointment has been a long time coming,” said Mr Rod Little, Congress Co-Chair. “Whilst we have been waiting, the gap between health, education and justice outcomes has…

Congress urges the Queensland Government to drop its appeal of the Palm Island decision

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is staunchly opposed to the decision by the Queensland Attorney General’s Office to appeal last month’s federal court ruling that police unlawfully discriminated against the Palm Island’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents during a death in custody investigation and their handling of the subsequent riots in 2004……