Recognise the rights of Indigenous Australians

Recognise the rights of Indigenous Australians

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Christian Van Stom started this petition to Scott Morrison (Federal Member for Cook) and

In 1988 the Hawke Government of the Commonwealth of Australia was presented with the Barunga Statement and promised to sign a treaty recognising the sovereign rights of Indigenous Australians by 1990. 

NO TREATY HAS EVER BEEN SIGNED TO THIS DAY.

Australia is the only country in the world that does not have a treaty with its Indigenous people.

By signing this petition, we accept the invitation in the Barunga Statement for all Australian people to recognise the rights of our Indigenous people, and we hope that our actions will break through the inaction by our government and lead to a treaty. 

Find the Barunga Statement here and below:

https://tinyurl.com/barungastatement

We call on the Office of the Prime Minister of Australia to recognise the rights of Indigenous Australians by signing a treaty.

Australia is the only country in the world that does not have a treaty with it's Indigenous people.

The Barunga Statement

We, the Indigenous owners and occupiers of Australia, call on the Australian Government and people to recognise our rights:
• to self-determination and self-management, including the freedom to pursue our own
economic, social, religious and cultural development;
• to permanent control and enjoyment of our ancestral lands;
• to compensation for the loss of use of our lands, there having been no extinction of original title;
• to protection of and control of access to our sacred sites, sacred objects, artefacts, designs, knowledge and works of art;
• to the return of the remains of our ancestors for burial in accordance with our traditions;
• to respect for and promotion of our Aboriginal identity, including the cultural, linguistic, religious and historical aspects, and including the right to be educated in our own languages and in our own culture and history;
• in accordance with the universal declaration of human rights, the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights, the international covenant on civil and political rights, and the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, rights to life, liberty, security of person, food, clothing, housing, medical care, education and employment opportunities, necessary social services and other basic rights.
We call on the Commonwealth to pass laws providing:
• A national elected Aboriginal and Islander organisation to oversee Aboriginal and Islander affairs;
• A national system of land rights;
• A police and justice system which recognises our customary laws and frees us from discrimination and any activity which may threaten our identity or security, interfere with our freedom of expression or association, or otherwise prevent our full enjoyment and exercise of universally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We call on the Australian Government to support Aborigines in the development of an international declaration of principles for indigenous rights, leading to an international covenant.

And we call on the Commonwealth Parliament to negotiate with us a Treaty recognising our prior ownership, continued occupation and sovereignty and affirming our human rights and freedom.

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