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From the battles for basic civil rights four decades ago, to the overturning of terra nullius and the stolen generations apology, Australian Indigenous activists have achieved much over successive generations. Yet it would seem many aspirations have been left behind along the way, and there is so much left to achieve. What are the short-term and long-term goals Indigenous Australians are setting for their communities? How are the pathways to change themselves changing? And who will be leading the way?
Linda Burney was elected Member for Canterbury in 2003, representing the ALP. Linda is the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to the NSW Parliament and is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation. Linda is currently the NSW Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Planning Infrastru... Read more
Kim Hill is the chief executive of the Northern Land Council in the Northern Territory. Before joining the Northern Land Council as CEO in 2008, Mr Hill worked as a senior government advisor to the Northern Territory Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister and the Business Minister. In 1990 he was... Read more
Tania Major is a Kokoberra woman from the remote community of Kowanyama in Cape York Queensland. Since 2002 Tania has publicly addressed many national and international forums, speaking on indigenous and youth affairs. Tania’s aim has been to bring the realities of life in many remote communities,... Read more
Robbie Thorpe is a long-time activist and the presenter of Melbourne community radio station 3CR’s ‘Fire First’ program. Robbie is from the Krautungalung people of the Gunnai Nation, the traditional owners of Lake Tyers. He has been active in indigenous solutions and has been a strong advocate... Read more
Karla Grant is host and executive producer of SBS Television’s ‘Living Black’. Karla has dedicated a huge part of her career to working in Indigenous news and current affairs, witnessing and reporting on the shifts in policy and attitude towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Karla st... Read more
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