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Inaugural Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Conference  Pledges Full Support For Uluru Statement From The Heart

by Mua communications on May 03, 2018

‘The newly-formed Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union has held
its inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conference in Far North Queensland,
where delegates pledged their full support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

‘More than 60 rank and file Indigenous members from a diverse range of industries
— including building sites, mines, the waterfront, seafaring, manufacturing and forestry
— came together in Cairns.

‘The inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conference resolved that the union
would campaign politically and within the community
in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, in particular for the
creation of a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice and a
Makarrata Commission to implement the process of truth telling and treaty.

Conference coordinator and MUA Northern Territory Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor,
who has in recent times been a full time advocate to convince Australians
to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, said the newly merged union
was determined to build on its strong history of supporting First Nations people. …

New report says Turnbull Government’s remote work-for-the-dole program failing on every measure

‘More than 90 members of the new union protested against the Turnbull Government’s
controversial work for the dole program known as the Community Development Program (CDP).

‘Mayor said the protest was against the CDP’s low wages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

‘“CDP is a program that discriminates against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” he said. …. ‘

Read more of this comprehensive & groundbreaking article:
http://www.mua.org..au/inaugural_aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_conference_pledges_full_support_for_uluru_statement_from_the_heart

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May 5, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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