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Australian Human Rights Commission

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: get it, know it, use it.

Posted: August 11th, 2014

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In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has unveiled a new website to provide practical information about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The website informs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about their human rights and encourages people to use these principles in their daily lives.

The website includes a copy of the Declaration, as well as videos clips about how to breathe life into it.

2010 Native Title and Social Justice Report

Posted: February 16th, 2011

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This week, the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) launched the 2010 Native Title and Social Justice Report.
YMAC provided a comprehensive submission to the AHRC which has been quoted and referred to in each chapter of the report.
YMAC’s views are represented on a range of issues, including:
  • the need to clarify the meaning of good faith in the Native Title Act;
  • the need to improve processes for meaningful consultation with Traditional Owners about reforms to the system; and
  • the need for Governments to implement the Guidelines for Best Practice in Agreement-Making, endorsed by Native Title Ministers in 2009.
To see the full report visit: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/nt_report/ntreport10/index.html