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Chris Bourke’s four steps to genuine reconciliation

Dr-Chris-Bourke3Dr Chris Bourke was the first Indigenous Australian to be elected to the ACT Parliament. He grew up in country Victoria where his father was a school teacher. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1982 and was the first Indigenous Australian to complete a dental degree. Dr Bourke has served in the ACT Parliament since 2011 and is a highly respected spokesman on Indigenous...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:07

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Amnesty for minor offenders is a first step toward ending injustices against our First Nations Peoples

Warren-MundineMost Australians are aware First Nations People are jailed at much higher rates than the rest of the Australian population.

It is common knowledge Australia's First Nations adult males are incarcerated at the world's highest rate.

What is not as well understood is about 65 per cent of the Indigenous prison population around the country have been convicted for minor offences such as failure to...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:04

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