As of May 2010, AAR has ceased to operate as an active group.
You can still email us, and we will answer as usual;
but these pages will no longer be updated.
We hope they remain useful as an archive.
|These pages are designed for students (and other searchers)
looking for information on current Australian Indigenous issues.
The views collected and presented on this site are collated by Action FOR Aboriginal Rights.
Please find attached a petition to the House of Representatives in relation to the death in custody of Mr. Ward who died of heatstroke in inhumane and avoidable circumstances in January 2008 in Western Australia. The focus of this petition is the fact that the treatment of Mr. Ward violated Australia's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention Against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and that these violations need to be remedied and their recurrence prevented.
Your assistance in distributing this petition and assisting with getting thousands of signatures and organising for completed ones to be returned to me by 30th September 2009 is greatly appreciated by the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee of Western Australia INC, Mr. Ward's family and community and, people across Australia.
WA Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee
Deaths in Custody Watch Committee of W.A. Inc
PO Box 8196
Perth Business Centre, WA 6849
0415 074 602
for our list of useful and available resources.. mostly Secondary School level, but some Primary.
NB: The Elizabeth Eggleston Trust
makes it possible for us to help
Victorian schools with the cost of these books.
for our list of indigenous
Australian Bureau of Statistics report on deaths between 1995 and 1997
This is a damning report on the performance of our nation over the last few decades.
53% of indigenous males die before the age of 50 - compared to 13% of the general population.
For the 35 to 54 year old age group the indigenous death rate is 6 to 7 times the national average.
|Hand picked articles : FAQ Reading List.||Headings so far are:
Aboriginal History ...... Land Rights ........ Health ...... Deaths in Custody ....... Stolen Children
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