Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Wave Hill Walk-Off

4:46 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senator Siewert, move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

  (i) 23 August 2018 commemorates 52 years since the Wave Hill 'walk-off' and the birth of Aboriginal land rights, and

  (ii) the 'walk-off' sparked support and a series of demonstrations for Aboriginal rights across Australia, culminating in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976;

(b) recognises the continued legacy of these courageous and visionary men and women of the 1966 'walk-off'; and

(c) acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded, and calls on the Federal Government to implement the Voice and begin the truth, justice and healing process as articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.


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