Testimony by South Coast Aboriginal people has spelled out the cost to their communities from the refusal of successive governments to legislate cultural fishing rights.
By Alf ‘Uncle Boydie’ Turner (pictured right) and Jimi Peters (pictured left) While the name Nelson Mandela is known worldwide, few non-Indigenous Australians could say very much about his equivalent trailblazers in their own country. One of those trailblazers was William Cooper (1860-1941), a proud Yorta Yorta man, political activist and community leader, who a century […]
The first week of July marks the start of NAIDOC Week, where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week isn’t just for Indigenous communities, it’s also an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate one of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. After […]
Extreme weather events and increasing humanitarian need Continued inaction has created a climate crisis with more extreme weather events happening more frequently. These events disproportionately affect communities already facing crises related to conflict, food insecurity, and the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even worse inadequate loss and damage finance from rich countries, who are […]
Women everywhere should have access to period products, nutritious food and be free to exercise and move their body, allowing them a healthy and dignified life. But many women who make our clothes can’t afford basic necessities. Many have to work long hours over a sewing machine due to low wages, resulting in painful injuries […]
Aboriginal communities along the South Coast of NSW face constant surveillance, harassment and prosecution for carrying out their ancient fishing traditions.
This new report on climate change shows that the impacts of global warming are not something in the distant future, but are happening now. In fact those suffering the most from these consequences are the ones who contribute the less to climate change.