Butler Wishes All Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders, and All Southsiders, a Happy NAIDOC Week
Terri Butler wishes all Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, along with all Southsiders, a happy NAIDOC Week.
“I acknowledge the Jagera people and Turrbal people, along with all local First Nations communities, as the traditional owners of the land,” Ms Butler said.
“NAIDOC Week is a time for us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“This year’s theme - Because of Her, We Can – invites reflection on, and celebration of, the active and significant role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have always been involved in cultural, social, and political life. From first contact, to the front line of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972, and the Uluru First Nations Constitutional Convention,” she said.
Terri Butler will attend today’s NAIDOC week community day at Musgrave Park from 1.30 pm today.
FRIDAY, 13 JULY 2018
Time and time again, Mr Turnbull and the Liberals have shown contempt for the Australian people and the ABC services on which they rely.
”The Liberals are cutting funding to the ABC, and their conference voted to privatise it,” Terri Butler said.
“Labor believes the ABC is one of Australia’s most important public institutions, which is why we have committed to reversing Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair $83.7 million cut and have guaranteed stable funding.”
“Southsiders are fed up with the government’s constant attacks on the ABC – be it slashing funding or attacking the ABC’s independence,” she said.
Terri Butler will attend today’s rally to save the ABC at 11.30 outside the ABC offices at South Bank.
FRIDAY, 13 JULY