Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has exposed the State governments’ ‘dereliction of duty’ in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands following questions asked in Question Time today in the Legislative Council.
SA Budget uncertainty under spectre of Federal Cuts “Premier Weatherill’s State Budget seems almost temporary under the spectre of huge cuts under a Federal Abbott Liberal Government,” says Greens MLC, Mark Parnell.
SA Budget uncertainty under spectre of Federal Cuts
Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks says the Government’s Constitution (Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples) Amendment Bill will go some way towards overcoming “entrenched racism” in legislation. Ms Franks spoke to the historic Bill today as a crowd of Aboriginal people watched on from the gallery.
The Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs & Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC has criticised the Government’s ongoing defence of the botched gardens program that has failed to deliver food security in the APY Lands and misses the real needs of the local Anangu people.
On the fifth anniversary of the historic federal apology to the Stolen Generations, or Sorry Day, Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks MLC, has called on the Weatherill State government to show commitment to active reconciliation by making amends and supporting a reparations tribunal for the victims and survivors of the Stolen Generations.
The Greens have called for funding for indigenous community-based drug and alcohol treatment facilities in SA to be boosted immediately – in line with the recommendations released today by the Deloitte Access Economics’ report ‘An Economic Analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Offenders; Prisons vs Residential Treatment’ from the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) and the Nat
“Senator Trish Crossin’s parting words are fine ones, but they are being uttered too late for many members of the Stolen Generation.
The Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson Tammy Franks today lashed out at yesterday’s reported statements by Mineral Resources Minister Tom Koutsantonis at the Mining Industry Round Table that “the Aboriginal Heritage Act needed to be ‘freshened up’ because red tape and legal challenges by indigenous groups were delaying important mining projects”.
The Greens’ Aboriginal and Health Spokesperson Tammy Franks today welcomed the announcement of the mobile dialysis service to be provided to the APY Lands following the success of a twelve month trial.