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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 […]

Randwick flags to fly at half-mast for National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Flags at Randwick's Town Hall will fly at half-mast on Thursday to mark National Sorry Day after councillors observed a minute's silence at a meeting this week to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to experience from the Stolen Generations period. In the […]

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 […]

Inner West Council to incorporate Uluru Statement from the Heart as ‘philosophical underpinning’ for Aboriginal relations

By SEJA AL-ZAIDI Inner West Council has announced that they will incorporate the Uluru Statement from the Heart into the council’s Community Strategic Plan following last month's elections. Councillor Darcy Byrne, who was re-elected as Inner West Mayor in December, said that the Uluru Statement from the Heart, once incorporated, would become the “philosophical underpinning […]