Aboriginal solidarity with refugees

Falzon, John
June 2012
Eureka Street;6/29/2012, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p57
The author reflects on the aboriginal solidarity with asylum seekers and political refugees in Australia. He states that the celebration of the Refugee Week is a good time to ponder on the coming-together of the First People and the individuals who have come to the region to seek refuge. The mass campaign against the Stronger Futures legislation witnessed by the people is also discussed.


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