On the 14th August 1963, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions were tabled in the Commonwealth House of Representatives. The petitions were written in Yolngu Matha and English. They were a protest against the decision to grant mining leases without consultant. The 1963 barks and those that followed in 1968, 1988 and in 2008, represent an expression … Continue reading Anniversary Yirrkala Bark Petitions
According to a Brisbane Times report today, LNP Women vice-president Peta Simpson cited Rosa Parks when justifying the decision to hold their International Women’s Day event at the men’s only Tattersalls Club in Brisbane. While Tattersalls now allow women to enter the club, women are still denied membership.
An historic day in Australian yesterday when the newly elected Honourable Nova Peris MP, the first Aboriginal women to be elected to federal parliament gave her Maiden Speech. See our Deadly Ways of looking at Democracy for some teaching ideas around an Indigenous perspective of democracy
Here is the first of the Deadly Ways presentations. It currently sits at 5 Deadly Ways to Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives of democracy, politics and civics in your classroom, but will definitely grow in the coming months. I did want to note that Annabel Crabb, political commentator and journalist, made an important … Continue reading Deadly Ways – Democracy and Politics