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The Aboriginal Flag being flown at Yabun Festival 2018, in the distance is a stage and festival participants
Indigenous rights Australia
#ChangetheDate: important update
17 January 2019 | 3:06 pm

Over the past few years Amnesty International Australia has supported the #changethedate movement, including having a petition for people to sign to call our our Government to: acknowledge that 26 January has a long and painful history for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consult with the community to choose a new date for […]

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Gender and sexuality
Midsumma Pride March

Amnesty will be participating in the Midsumma Pride March in Wave H (14). If you would like to join the Amnesty group, please email Lucy Kenny at the provided email

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Gender and sexuality
Midsumma Carnival Stall

Amnesty will have a stall at this year’s Midsumma Festival held in Alexandra  Gardens. Come along to the stall, where there will be petitions to stop conversion therapy and for two women who stood up for LGBTIQ rights.

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Silhouette of Indigenous children sitting on a fence
Community is everything Australia
Indigenous languages in danger of disappearing: eight things you need to know
16 January 2019 | 4:29 pm

How many Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia? How many are in danger of disappearing? And why are so many Indigenous kids – some as young as 10 – being locked up? Here is your chance to find out. 1. Who are the world’s Indigenous Peoples? Hundreds of millions of people across 90 countries worldwide […]

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Indigenous rights protest
Community is everything
Invasion Day Rally

Amnesty will be marching in solidarity in the Invasion Day rally. If you would like to join the Amnesty group in the rally please contact Jess Canteri on the email provided. We will be meeting at 10:30am on the north corner of Bourke Street and Spring Street (opposite Parliament, in front of the Imperial Hotel). […]

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Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians shaking hands in front of the Aboriginal flag
Indigenous rights
Amnesty NSW contingent at Invasion Day Rally

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 January is a painful day that marks the start of colonisation. Rodney Dillon, Palawa man and Indigenous Rights Advisor at Amnesty International Australia, puts it best: “26 January is a hard day for all of our mob. Aboriginal people always feel sad on Australia Day; it marks […]

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Community is everything
Amnesty NSW Redfern Action Group at Yabun Festival 2019

Yabun Festival is the largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event welcome to everyone that features live music, market […]

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Amnesty activists release hundreds of yellow balloons into a blue sky. © AI
Global
12 bright moments for human rights
15 January 2019 | 2:58 pm

As we continue to fight the good fight in 2019 Amnesty Campaigner Belinda Lowe remembers a cheery moment for human rights for every month of 2018. January The councils of Flinders Island, Fremantle, Yarra, Darebin and Moreland showed respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by holding Australia Day events on a date other […]

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Volunteer sitting at Amnesty marquee stall covered in Amnesty promotional material
Activism
Marrickville Markets Stall

The NSW Youth Network is hosting a stall Newtown Action Group is hosting a stall at Marrickville Markets to raise awareness about current campaigns, collect signatures on petitions and expand our network of activists. Marrickville Markets are open from 8:30am-4:00pm. Come and join us!!!  

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