Media Releases Archive

  •   Media Statement   Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) RE: Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases Statement: This past weekend the Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) held their third assembly at Milingimbi (15-17th of November 2013). The YNA’s inaugural assembly took place in […]

    Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases

      Media Statement   Yolŋuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) RE: Yolngu Nations Third Assembly and 99 Year Leases Statement: This past weekend the Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) held their third assembly at Milingimbi (15-17th of November 2013). The YNA’s inaugural assembly took place in […]

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  • Press Release 21st March 2013 The rule of law is in danger of being lost forever in Arnhem Land due to the confusion over English legal language and NT Legal procedures. “We are seeing two systems of law at war with each other”, according to […]

    Rule of Law is Lost in Arnhem Land

    Press Release 21st March 2013 The rule of law is in danger of being lost forever in Arnhem Land due to the confusion over English legal language and NT Legal procedures. “We are seeing two systems of law at war with each other”, according to […]

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: SECOND MEETING OF THE YOLNGU NATIONS ASSEMBLY Independently established 12 months ago in Galiwinku, the Yolnguw Makarr-Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) held its 2nd annual gathering in Maningrida from the 11th to the 13th of October. Male and female representatives from East, Central and […]

    Yolngu leaders speak up together on NT and federal policies

    MEDIA RELEASE: SECOND MEETING OF THE YOLNGU NATIONS ASSEMBLY Independently established 12 months ago in Galiwinku, the Yolnguw Makarr-Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly) held its 2nd annual gathering in Maningrida from the 11th to the 13th of October. Male and female representatives from East, Central and […]

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  • The first ever Yolŋu Nations Assembly (YNA) was held from 14th-17th October in Galiwin’ku, bringing together clan leaders from across Arnhem Land. Below is a letter of thanks from Yolŋu leaders to those who supported the gathering. 31st October 2011 Dear Supporters, On behalf of Yolŋu Nations Assembly […]

    First Yolngu Nations Assembly held in Galiwin’ku

    The first ever Yolŋu Nations Assembly (YNA) was held from 14th-17th October in Galiwin’ku, bringing together clan leaders from across Arnhem Land. Below is a letter of thanks from Yolŋu leaders to those who supported the gathering. 31st October 2011 Dear Supporters, On behalf of Yolŋu Nations Assembly […]

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  • Media Release by Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM: June 2011 In June, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a “second intervention” to follow the Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER). This is the response from Aboriginal leaders in the Northern Territory to this announcement: The […]

    Aboriginal Leaders Respond to Government’s “Second Intervention”

    Media Release by Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM: June 2011 In June, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a “second intervention” to follow the Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER). This is the response from Aboriginal leaders in the Northern Territory to this announcement: The […]

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  •   Media Release:   Tuesday  28/06/11 The Only Intervention Needed “The only intervention needed in the Northern Territory is an intervention in communication” Richard Trudgen, author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, responds to the news that the Gillard Government will spend six weeks […]

    Effective communication – not intervention, the key to Closing the Gap

      Media Release:   Tuesday  28/06/11 The Only Intervention Needed “The only intervention needed in the Northern Territory is an intervention in communication” Richard Trudgen, author of Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, responds to the news that the Gillard Government will spend six weeks […]

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  • Earlier this year, Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights came to Australia on her first official visit to discuss rights issues with the Government, the Australian Human Rights Commission, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-governmental organizations. During her […]

    Galiwin’ku Women Speak Up to the UN for Recognition of Yolŋu Law

    Earlier this year, Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights came to Australia on her first official visit to discuss rights issues with the Government, the Australian Human Rights Commission, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-governmental organizations. During her […]

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  • Has the Governement's approach over the last 2 years had any positive effect on Aborignal and Torrse Strait Islander communities?  The present Labour Federal Government along with the  Northern Territory Government have a policy approach called

    Are we closing the gap? – Discussion paper

    Has the Governement's approach over the last 2 years had any positive effect on Aborignal and Torrse Strait Islander communities? The present Labour Federal Government along with the Northern Territory Government have a policy approach called "Closing the Gap." But is their approach working? Richard Trudgen the author of "Why Warriors Lie down and Die" has written a discussion paper on this topic called "Are We heading in the right direction? 'Closing the Gap' or making it bigger?"

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