History

Timeline results for 2011

Found 360 results for your search. Showing page 8 of 18.

Year from 2011

New search

Sort by: Time Relevance

Sort order: Asc Desc

Reorder

2016

  1. Treaty

    A meeting of 500 Aboriginal leaders in Victoria rejects constitutional recognition and passes a motion demanding that the state “resources a treaty process, including a framework for treaties, with complete collaboration with all Sovereign Peoples and Nations”.

  2. Treaty

    The Victorian government commits to begin talks to work out Australia's first treaty with Aboriginal people. The treaty aims for

    • Recognition of past injustices
    • Recognition of all 39 First Nations and their clans authority
    • Recognition of and respect for country, traditions and customs
    • A futures fund to implement and establish the treaty
    • Establishment of a democratic treaty commission
    • Land rights and land acquisition legislation and funding
    • Fresh water and sea water rights
  3. Treaty
    Campaign poster of Yingiya Mark Guyulu advocating a treaty.
    Yingiya Mark Guyulu's campaign poster as an independent candidate for the 2016 NT Legislative Assembly election.

    The Yolgnu Nations Assembly selects Yingiya Mark Guyulu as an independent candidate to run for the 26 August NT Legislative Assembly elections. He strongly advocated a treaty with the government.

  4. Sport

    Inaugural Indigenous Football Week, to highlight the achievements of Aboriginal soccer players past and present, as well as the next generation of talent. The week is also a major fundraising initiative for John Moriarty Football, a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve education and life outcomes for young Aboriginal footballers and their families in remote Australia.

  5. The Kenbi land claim, Australia’s longest running land claim, settles after 37 years. The land claim stretches across the Cox Peninsula on the western side of Darwin Harbour and includes 65,000 hectares to be used by the Larrakia and the Belyuen people. The claim overcame 2 extensive hearings, 3 Federal Court reviews and 2 High Court appeals.

  6. Treaty

    During the election campaign, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces that he believes a formal treaty would undermine the campaign towards constitutional recognition. Meanwhile opposition leader Bill Shorten says he is 'up for the conversation on a treaty'.

  7. The Western Australian government recognises the Noongar people formally through the Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Act 2016 of the WA Parliament as the traditional custodians of the south west region of Western Australia. The government "recognises the Noongar peoples' important relationship with the Noongar lands, and their significant and unique contribution to the heritage, cultural identity, community and economy of WA". The recognition is part of Australia's most comprehensive native title agreement, the South West Native Title Settlement (see June 2015) and the first statute in WA to incorporate a First Nation's language (in its Noongar Recognition Statement).

  8. Protest

    Aboriginal leaders come together to announce the Redfern Statement, an urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal Affairs and government action. Read the statement

  9. Members of the NSW Parliament offer apologies for past government policies after the state government tabled a report which makes 35 recommendations for reparations. Among these is a financial reparation scheme, similar to those in place in Tasmania and South Australia.

    We are sorry, we are very, very sorry for the past.

    — Jan Barham, Greens MLC and committee chair
  10. Treaty

    The Victorian government commences the Treaty Interim Working Group to "provide advice on the process and timing for treaty, guidance on community engagement and examining options for a permanent Victorian Aboriginal representative body". It has 5 Aboriginal representatives and 6 people appointed by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

  11. Politics

    A record number of 13 Aboriginal candidates run for the federal election: Linda Burney (electorate: Barton, NSW), Ken Canning (Sydney, NSW), Pat Dodson, Jacqui Lambie (TAS), Sharlene Leroy-Dyer (Senate, NSW), Kerryanne Liddle (Senate, SA), Joanna Lindgren, Carol Martin, Malarndirri McCarthy (NT), Kado Muir, Tammy Solonec (Swan, WA), Shea Taylor (Senate, QLD), Ken Wyatt (Hasluck, WA).

  12. Politics

    Linda Burney becomes the first female Aboriginal MP in Australia’s history after claiming the Federal seat of Barton. She is the first female Aboriginal MP in the House of Representatives.

  13. Prison

    ABC’s Four Corners broadcasts Australia’s Shame, a documentary on abuse of children in NT detention centres, sparking shock nationally and internationally. Within a day the Prime Minister forms the Royal Commission into the Child Protection and Youth Detention Systems of the Northern Territory.

  14. Arts

    A new law in Victoria allows Koorie people to protect and control the use of their culture and heritage by nominating for protection particular elements, e.g. traditional songs, stories, dance and art with significant spiritual and cultural connection to knowledge.

  15. Prison

    Amnesty International Australia reveals documents alleging abuse of Aboriginal youth in QLD detention centres at Townsville’s Cleveland Youth Detention Centre and Brisbane Youth Detention Centre from 2010 to 2015. Guards stripped children, used dogs to intimidate, used excessive force, put children for prolonged periods into isolation and used search techniques banned in adult prisons.

  16. Politics

    Northern Territory general election - The Yolgnu Nations Assembly selects Yingiya Mark Guyula as an independent candidate who promotes a treaty with the government.

  17. Treaty

    Yingiya Mark Guyula wins the Northern Territory seat of Nhulunbuy with 1,648 votes, a lead of just eight votes to incumbent Lynne Walker (ALP) who received 1,640 votes. The seat had been held by the ALP since 1980 and was categorised as “Very Safe Labor”.

  18. Treaty

    The newly elect NT Labour government announces that an Aboriginal Voice – Shared Future subcommittee, which will include all Aboriginal MPs and representatives of bush seats, will progress public discussion on a treaty.

  19. Stolen wages

    Hans Pearson, 77, uncle of prominent Aboriginal elder Noel Pearson, sues the Queensland government to recover wages he claims were stolen from him more than half a century ago. He is the lead claimant in a class action involving 300 Aboriginal people who say they were not paid for years of labour as stockmen or domestic workers.

  20. The Australian Psychological Society apologises to Aboriginal people for not honouring their “cultural belief systems and world views”, for conveying “misleading and inaccurate messages” about their abilities, for work only benefiting the researchers, for ignoring traditional healing techniques and for their “silence and lack of advocacy on important policy matters” such as the Stolen Generations.

References

View article sources (8)

[1] Sydney Public Forum on the Need for Treaty, press release, Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney, 10/3/2016
[2] 'Victorian Government to begin talks with First Nations on Australia's first Indigenous treaty', ABC News 26/2/2016
[3] 'South West Native Title Settlement - Noongar recognition through an Act of Parliament', Western Australian government 18/4/2019
[4] The full text of the Act is available at www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_13755_homepage.html
[5] 'Stolen Generation survivors welcome report calling for reparation', SBS News 23/6/2016
[6] 'Aboriginal Victorians Talk Treaty', Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 18/7/2016
[7] 'Noel Pearson's uncle leads class action against Queensland Government to recover 'stolen wages'', ABC News 13/9/2016
[8] 'NACCHO #Aps2016 Australian Psychological Society issues a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People', nacchocommunique.com/2016/09/15/naccho-aps2016-australian-psychological-society-issues-a-formal-apology-to-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people, retrieved 21/9/2016

Cite this page

Korff, J 2022, Timeline results for 2011, <https://stage.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/timeline/searchResults?page=8&q=&category=any&yearFrom=2011&yearTo=>, retrieved 3 July 2022

Creative Spirits is a starting point for everyone to learn about Aboriginal culture. Please use primary sources for academic work.

Join thousands of Smart Owls who know more!