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REDFERN: The cries for justice over the tragic death of Aboriginal teenager TJ Hickey on February 14, 2004, have been undermined by the actions of an outside group with its own agenda. The future of the commemorative rally, it seems, is now in jeopardy.
BROADWAY: On March 21, Labor was put under intense scrutiny – and not just for its infighting. National Close the Gap Day saw nearly 100 protesters voice their frustration over Labor’s continuation of “top-down” policies in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. Blocking the Broadway footpath outside Labor MP Tanya Plibersek’s office, campaigners not only called for the repeal of Stronger Futures but also for the protection of suburbs like Bankstown from being swallowed into the system.
DARLINGTON: In welcoming people to a passport ceremony at The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre, Ray Jackson, President of the Indigenous Social Justice Association, said: “This day is about Aboriginal people showing respect to people who in return respect us as the sovereign owners of this land.”