ANTaR Victoria eNews Bulletin
Dear friends and supporters,
Many of you will have heard the Australian government's recent announcement regarding the timing of the Constitutional Referendum to recognise Australia's first peoples. The government has outlined its plan for a referendum to take place within three years.
Although this means that it will take more time until Constitutional Recognition is achieved, ANTaR has welcomed this extension.
In a media release ANTaR National Director Jacqueline Phillips acknowledged that "campaign momentum is building but securing majority support for change will take time. The lessons of past referenda tell us not to rush the process, but to continue to grow momentum and engage people across the community to maximise the chances of success". The full press release can be found at the following link: http://antar.org.au/resources/media-releases.
ANTaR is continuing to work with campaign partners to build support for Constitutional recognition.
Media contact: ANTaR National Director, Jacqueline Phillips - 0423 773 395
New Book: 'A Decision to Discriminate'
A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory is a new book that explores the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation. The book shows how the government chose to ignore the views and concerns of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory, which demonstrates a continuation of colonial practices, and denies Aboriginal people the right to take control of their own lives.
Copies of the book can be pre-ordered online at http://concernedaustralians.com.au/ or via email:email@example.com. The book is set to be published on the 31st of October 2012.
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