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Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney kicks off Uluru Statement campaign at Marrickville

By LILA PIERCE The Inner West recently held a packed forum addressing the Uluru Statement from the Heart at Marrickville Town Hall on June 18, with key speakers including Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney and Labor Senator Patrick Dodson.  Hosting the forum was Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne, joined by the Director of the From […]

Incoming Indigenous Affairs Minister to address Marrickville Town Hall on Uluru Statement

By DANIEL LO SURDO The incoming Indigenous Affairs Minister will address Marrickville Town Hall next month as part of a public forum on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Linda Burney, who holds the seat of Barton in Sydney's inner southern suburbs, will be sworn in as the first female Indigenous Affairs Minister after Labor's […]

Push to preference Aboriginal flag over Australian fails in Sydney council

By MARCUS HAAR An amendment to an Inner West Council motion calling on the Aboriginal flag to take precedence over the NSW and Australian flags on council buildings was defeated this month. The original motion, which was moved by mayor Darcy Byrne in a mayoral minute, called on council to assemble a public forum on […]

Clover Moore praises move to fly Aboriginal flag permanently above Harbour Bridge

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has praised the NSW government's decision to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently over the Harbour Bridge, after Kamilaroi woman and Inner West local Cheree Toka's petition to fly the flag over the bridge gained new steam in the past week. Cr Moore said that […]

Petition for permanent Aboriginal flag on Harbour Bridge gathers momentum after Australia Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO A petition to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently above the Harbour Bridge has gathered new momentum following the appearance of the flag above the bridge on Australia Day. The campaign has amassed over 177,000 signatures at the time of writing and calls on NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Transport Minister David Elliott […]

Locals demand recognition of our first people

BY SATHSARA RADALIYAGODA Sydneysiders have called out the government for whitewashing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A group of campaigners are demanding that the Aboriginal Flag is flown 365 days a year atop the structural icon, alongside the NSW and national Australian flags, which are already permanent fixtures. Cheere Toka heads a petition entitled “Fly the […]