• Petitioned Australian federal government

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Australian federal government
Prime Minister, Australia
Julia Gillard

Declare June 3 as Mabo Day and a Public Holiday

    1. Aboriginal Songlines
    2. Petition by

      Aboriginal Songlines

      Sydney, Australia

To reconcile our aspirations to stand for right thinking and 'a fair go for all' with our history since 1788, Australians need to acknowledge the wrongs done to Australia's First Peoples. I suggest we do this by marking the day the Australian High Court recognised that Eddie Mabo as having legal title to his property on Mer [Murray] Island, thus over-turning the principle of "Terra Nullius" used to validate the European occupation of indigenous lands.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached the 600 signature milestone!

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      Quick ... While everyone is having coffee ... Ask them to sign up ... One vote from each of you this week Please ... Would Love to get that first 1,000 out of the way. Can you help?

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Just hit 301 votes in just over 7 days ... Marvellous

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      The movie Mabo is on ABC and you can watch it here if you missed it ...

      Please remember to share this petition with your friends on FB using this site change.org or just post the link to this page on FB, Twitter, Google+ etc.

      Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing how we go in another 7 days

      All the best
      {AS}

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Blasting through 200 votes!!

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      LOL ... I know we have a way to go, but now there are 206 of us to help make it happen.

      Thank you to everyone for voting ... and getting on board. The movie Mabo goes to air on Sunday at 8:30pm in Australia on the ABC channel. Be sure to watch!

      This will be another great opportunity to get more Votes on here. Please be sure to send out the Facebook and email invitations on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

      If we all get one vote each within the next few days we will Double our numbers!

      Have a great weekend everyone!

      all the best
      {AS}

    6. The film MABO premieres tonight at the Sydney Film Festival

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      The film MABO premieres tonight at @sydfilmfest, but everyone can see this remarkable movie on Sunday evening #ABC1

      This will raise awareness in a big way! ... So please let all your mates know so they can watch it and vote here!

      Click the link to watch the trailer :-))

    7. How good is this?

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for your amazing support!
      Every tweet or Facebook post generates more votes, and the time of day you do this does make a difference. If we each use this site to invite friends, and tweet a couple of times a day using the # tags #MABODAY and #auspol I am sure we will each add at least one new signature to this petition each day. That is our target ... one new signature each per day ... and it sure is making it happen!

      All the best, and thank you Eddie!

      {AS}

    8. A Change is going to come (Sam Cooke)

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      The Herd drop in with a few friends, Radical Son, Sky High and Nooky, to perform this very special Like A version of Sam Cooke's inspirational 1963 song "A Change Is Gonna Come".

    9. From Little Things, Big Things Grow ... so true

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      For those of you who may not have seen these documentaries

    10. INCREDIBLE! We have reached todays target and still several hours to go

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who signed up today. Everyone of you is vital to this cause to make Mabo Day a Public Holiday. All you are asked is to "Recruit One New Signature" each day, and let your friends know what a difference this will make if we just double up ... Each day if we can :-)

      Please click on the link to see how people are trying to improve the Native Title Process.

      Remember: We have Eddie Mabo to thank for this opportunity to give Australia a new way to think about our heritage and our future.

    11. Reached 100 signatures
    12. 51 Signatures in less than 24 hours. You people are amazing!

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      As I wake in Sydney on a Monday morning, with skies clearing after a wet weekend, I wonder if we can double this number today. Recruit just One Person per Day ... and by the one week mark we will really rock. By the way, Christine Anu's new tour, "Rewind" ... Is very, very good ... Christine is a very professional entertainer! Loved it.
      {AS}

    13. Reached 50 signatures
    14. Amazing first day for this petition

      Aboriginal Songlines
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much. Please help recruit one new person every day to sign up and if they all do the same thing we will really make a difference!

    15. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andrea Ferrara CODEVIGO, ITALY
      • about 2 years ago

      Because in front of the face of the True Justice...Only the Spirit...only the Spirit of the Law...only the Spirit of the Word,...puts an end to the arrogance and presumptions among the nations...Only the Spirit...non man...only Law...only Word...over skin, over language, over...all over...all...over...for this i sign this petition.Because a man, a good man, a real man has done his duty front the Word...front the Love...front the real nature of Life...Peace to Mabo.Peace to Mabo.

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    • Andrea Ferrara CODEVIGO, ITALY
      • about 2 years ago

      Because in front of the face of the True Justice...Only the Spirit...only the Spirit of the Law...only the Spirit of the Word,...puts an end to the arrogance and presumptions among the nations...Only the Spirit...non man...only Law...only Word...over skin, over language, over...all over...all...over...for this i sign this petition.Because a man, a good man, a real man has done his duty front the Word...front the Love...front the real nature of Life...Peace to Mabo.Peace to Mabo.

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    • Fairlie Arthur ELTHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The over-turning of Terra Nullius (empty land) by the High Court is of great significance to all Australians. Mabo Day should be celebrated as a guiding principle for the way forward and valued as an important educational tool – a reminder of a sinister past. Mabo Day will help us mature as a united Nation.

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    • Freja Leonard FRANKSTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      At last, a public holiday of genuine national relevance!

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    • bernadine carroll BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      A special day worth remembering and celebrating .

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