WA’s Top Cop Says Sorry To Aboriginals for Police Racism

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has apologised for “immeasurable pain and suffering” caused to Indigenous Australians by police, calling for an end to racism and bias towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Commissioner Dawson claimed in his NAIDOC Week speech police “played a significant role” that contributed to “traumatic history” as well as indigenous “mistrust”…

Aboriginal Archaeological Discovery Proves Longer History than Thought

The history of Aboriginal peoples living in Australia has been lengthened, after a new archaeological discovery proves they have been here for at least 65,000 years. This is about 18,000 years longer than the 45-47,000 years that Aboriginals were thought to have lived here by Archaeologists. The discovery was made by an international team, led…

“Sea of Hands” Begins Journey Toward Reconciliation Week

A sea of cardboard hands has been planted outside Parliament House, ahead of a week marking Australia’s journey toward Indigenous reconciliation. Parliamentarians and significant Western Australians planted the hands as part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy group ANTaR’s project Kaya in the spirit of reconciliation ahead of Reconciliation Week next week . The…

Labor’s Penny Wong slams Government’s race-hate speech

Labor Senator Penny Wong has compared the Turnbull government to a “gang of orcs” as changes to race-hate speech laws were debated in parliament today. Senator Wong invoked the J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series in describing how changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will strengthen protections for free speech and against racial vilification.…

Nyungah Demands Swan Valley Camp To Be Re-Opened

[youtube id=”-2-2AgYI95o” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. Evening News Perth – Nyungah Demands Swan Valley Camp To Be Re-Opened (Story begins at 02:04) A small group of aboriginals gathered outside the Swan Valley Nyungah Community camp in Lord Street, urging the Premier to address severe…