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Plan is racist: Maurie Ryan

maurie ryanMaurie Japarta Ryan, the leader of Australia's only Indigenous political party, First Nations, has told a Senate committee inquiring into the proposed Federal Government legislation to extend the Northern Territory Intervention that the proposed legislation was racist.

Mr Ryan tore into the proposed legislation, telling the Senate committee the legislation should be scrapped and claims that it had been based...

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:14

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Percy Neal says Native Title deal will boost Yarrabah

percy nealThe Mayor of Yarrabah, Percy Neal has hailed the Federal Court Native Title decision as the first step in boosting economic prospects for the township.

The Gunggandji people of Yarrabah, which is Australia's largest mainland Aboriginal community with 4000 people, were recently recognised as the Native Title holders of their land, east of Cairns after 17 years of legal argument.

Sadly, most of the...

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 March 2012 09:13

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