: Indigenous representation

Indigenous representation

Ben Schokman

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Australia’s peak representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, has elected a new leadership team. The editor of the Koori Mail, Kirstie Parker, has become the new female co-chair of the organisation replacing Jody Broun. The National Congress also re-elected male co-chair Les Malezer.

The new federal government has also announced the creation of hand-picked Indigenous Advisory Council, chaired by Warren Mundine. And just on the eve of the 2013 election, the Coalition announced they proposed to implement $42 million in cuts to Indigenous legal advisory services. It is not yet known when or where these cuts will apply.

BEN SCHOKMAN is from the Human Rights Law Centre in Melbourne.

(2013) 38(4) AltLJ 276
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