Monthly Archives: May 2017

Reconciliation Walk the Bridges

This National Reconciliation Week we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since Mabo. On Friday 26 May I was pleased to stand alongside members of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to mark the beginning of Reconciliation week, and to celebrate…
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Bush Healing Farm – Setting the Record Straight

This week we received the information that the Ngunnawal Bush healing farm would not be operational as a Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Service. The Chief Minister made the statement that the community was – in his words “confused about the role and purpose of the farm and its zoning”. Whilst the Health Minister claimed…
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AIATSIS Adjournment speech

Recently I was privileged to receive a guided tour of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The Institute is situated near the National Museum of Australia, and is a world famous institute for research into indigenous matters, as well as housing an amazing collection of artefacts, including film, photographs and printed…
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SPORTS MINISTER STALLS AGAIN ON INDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES

New information reveals that Sports Minister Yvette Berry failed to initiate a feasibility study into a Gungahlin indoor sports centre, despite claiming in February that the study was underway, Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation James Milligan said today. Minister Berry wrote to Mr Milligan that the feasibility study would now only commence later in…
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