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Galarrwuy’s message to Kevin Rudd: Give us control

Galarrwuy Yunupingu, who was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by NAIDOC last week, has called for a new pact giving Aboriginal people the right to control economic development, 50 years after the signing of the Yirrkala Bark Petition began the land rights movement in which he made his name.

The Gumatj clan leader and veteran land rights activist described existing legislation as "empty" and asked what it gave Aboriginal people to look forward to in the future.

"I would like to say one thing to the Prime Minister...

 

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