Working Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

Recognition and Beyond (released 15 April 2014)
A Submission to the Joint Select Committee on the Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
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Submission to Senator Brandis (released 7 April 2014)
Submission to Senator Brandis in the light of the WA Senate election and other considerations
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18C (released 29 March 2014)
Nyunggai Warren Mundine on Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Aboriginal Language, Juvenile Justice, Employment and Training
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"Grotesque" (released 21 March 2014)
Senator Brandis has written that the reasonable likelihood of “offending or insulting" people on the grounds of race or ethnicity "grotesquely" restricts freedom of expression. His agenda seems to be to weaken the Racial Discrimination Act. As three citizens living on the South Coast of NSW we (Bill Moyle, Gerry Moore, Peter Botsman) wish to respectfully take issue with Senator Brandis and warn against any watering down of the already timid protections against racial discrimination in Australia.
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21st Century Maja (Law Man) (released 9 March 2014)
The premature passing of Mr. Roe is a time to reflect on the importance of sacred Australian law and culture in our twenty first century society. Mr. Roe gave his life fighting for the protection of the sacred lands around Broome. He achieved a great victory for all of us. His passing leaves us with challenges, obligations and responsibilities.
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Defending the Aboriginal Budget.. (released 30 January 2014)
Part Two of an Interview with Nyunggai Warren Mundine, January 28, 2014
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Language is more than words.. (released 30 January 2014)
Part One of an Interview with Nyunggai Warren Mundine, January 28, 2014
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Survival Day/Australia Day Communique: End Australia's Long Term Unemployment (released 24 January 2014)
Aboriginal leader Gerry Moore deals with long term, entrenched unemployment every day, he says its time to focus energy and resources on the problem.
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To Reach Your Potential (TRYP) (released 31 December 2013)
TRYP is a wonderful initiative led by Col Watego - something for all of us to think about over the New Year period.
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Warren Mundine: Council for Bold Reforms (released 15 December 2013)
Warren Mundine, Chair of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council, predicts bold reforms in the weeks and months ahead.
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