8 Questions about the Uluru Statement

1. How widespread is support of the proposal in the wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community? We can argue till the cows come home about how widespread the support is. But until there is an inclusive plebiscite of the peoples involved, no one can definitively make a claim either way. Reuters gave Hillary Clinton … Continue reading 8 Questions about the Uluru Statement

The Shield and the Sword: Why The Constitution will stay racist.

One of the strange things of the Uluru Statement was the abandonment of race power reform and leaving out the prohibition of racial discrimination clause. Before the Referendum Council (2017), there was an emphasis on the importance of removing racism in the constitution. This was reflected in the 2012 Expert Panel report and the 2015 … Continue reading The Shield and the Sword: Why The Constitution will stay racist.

Self-determination – A Roadmap

The right to Self-Determination is implemented very differenty for indigenous peoples than it is for colonised peoples. Colonised peoples have options of self-determination under the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 1514, 1541 and 2526. This includes the option to choose full independence and Sovereignty Indigenous peoples have options of self-determination in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These are limited self-determination rights for indigenous minorities. In this article, the difference between the right to self-determination for colonised peoples and for indigenous peoples is explained. A big-picture self-determination roadmap is presented to show how all the self-determination options for peoples who are BOTH indigenous and colonised (for example: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) fit together.

Third Chamber – revisited… And welcome to my new visitors

Lately there has been some people sharing my blog on Facebook, and I've been getting a lot of views. I just want to say thanks for sharing this information. I want to write more and post more videos, and getting feedback is encouraging. If you haven't seen it already - I posted a video a … Continue reading Third Chamber – revisited… And welcome to my new visitors

First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Contract law and Constitutional Reform

It is no coincidence that the first elections to the First Peoples' Assembly are happening at the same time as the lead-up to call for referendum. The connection between the two lies in contract law. More specifically, the laws into formation of a contract. Contract formation can vary from simple to a complex, multi-step process. … Continue reading First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, Contract law and Constitutional Reform