50 years since Indigenous Australians were given the right to vote, our first peoples are as bad off as ever – Physically, socially, emotionally, educationally and economically. The reason I worked with Aboriginal communities is because I was so ashamed of the unnecessary disadvantage. Despite the federal governments Close the Gap initiative and Northern Territory interventions (another means of dispossession to support developing the North and supporting big industry), the federal governments of past and present have failed miserably to meet the fundamental needs and human rights of our First Peoples.
From Oxfam :
“Our First Nation’s people represent one of the most impoverished and disadvantaged communities in the world.
The failure of successive governments to listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is condemning too many Indigenous Australians to stark inequality and entrenched disadvantage.”
Read the full report here : https://www.oxfam.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/OXF011-Indigenous-Rights-Report-Email.pdf.
Posted on April 12, 2017, in First Peoples, Uncategorized and tagged Aboriginal, Aboriginal Australians, Close the Gap, First Nations, First Nations Peoples, First Peoples, Indigenous inequality. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.