Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues

The Australian Greens acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s first peoples and recognise their strong cultural and spiritual connection with the land, and their rights and obligations as owners and custodians. We are committed to seeing these rights reflected in our laws and our society. All Australians, including those living in remote communities, have an equal right to essential government services such as health, education, training, housing, community infrastructure, employment support, and policing. We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must be partners in the development and implementation of policies, programs and services that affect them.

The Greens are concerned that Governments continue to overlook the important international agreements that recognise the rights of indigenous peoples and do not invest enough in efforts to bridge the gaps in many areas of our society. We are committed to seeing an end to the Northern Territory Intervention and Stronger Futures Legislation, delivering Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, compensating the Stolen Generations and improving the Native Title system. 

media-releases

Policy change needed to close the gap

06 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today it is very disappointing that stronger progress has not been made towards reaching closing the gap targets and that efforts need to reach the goal by 2031.

 

event

Murru Album Launch: In Memory of John Pat

29 Aug 2013 | 7:00 pm

Big hART and the community of Ieramugadu (Roebourne) proudly present the Album Launch of Murru - a music collaboration between John Bennett, Shellie Morris, Emma Donovan, Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Harry Hookey, Bill Chambers, the Last Kinection, Trevor Jamieson, David Hyams and the Roebourne community.

media-releases

Greens: Save the Children report demonstrates that Justice Reinvestment is essential

19 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens have welcomed the new report by Save the Children, saying it highlights the critical need for a justice reinvestment approach in metropolitan areas of high need.

media-releases

Lack of a Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health a disappointment

17 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens said today that it was disappointing the Abbott ministry didn't include a dedicated Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

media-releases

Abbott cuts to Indigenous legal services hypocritical

06 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens have condemned Tony Abbott’s cuts to the  Indigenous Legal Assistance and Policy Reform Program, saying it goes against all his past rhetoric and will exacerbate the shameful incarceration rates for Indigenous Australians.

media-releases

Greens call for cooperative, community driven approach to closing the gap

28 Aug 2013

The Greens today welcomed the Close the Gap Campaign's election statement for 2013 and called for the old parties to commit to a cooperative, community driven approach to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

news-stories

Closing the Hearing Gap

26 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan to address the crisis in ear and hearing health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

news-stories

Focus On Hearing Health

26 Aug 2013

The Greens' $368.2 million plan to support the 1 in 6 Australians who suffer from some degree of hearing loss.

media-releases

Greens announce a doubling of Indigenous Rangers and new vision for the Kimberley

25 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have today released their Kimberley Vision Paper, which sets out a future for the Kimberley that puts people and the environment ahead of exploitative industrialisation.

media-releases

Greens support calls to reject Arnhem Land oil and gas exploration

12 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens today expressed their support of the calls by Clan Leaders and community members of Maningrida and Arnhem Land for the NT Government to reject applications for oil and gas exploration off the coast of Arnhem Land.

Syndicate content