URGENT: Palm Island Petition

URGENT: Palm Island Petition

As part of the Murri community's response to the recent findings of the inquest into death in custody of Mulrunjie in the Palm Island watch-house on November 19th 2004, this petition is being circulated in the lead up to rally and march on state parliament, next Tuesday, October 10th. Please seek as many signatures as you can from within Qld and fax the petitions to Jagera Arts Centre: 07 - 3844 0495.

Download the petition here: Palm Petition
http://ratbagradio.pbwiki.com/f/Palm%20Petition.doc

THERE IS TO BE A RALLY AND MARCH ON STATE PARLIAMENT ON TUESDAY 10TH. OF OCTOBER

This will be the first sitting day of the new parliament. We need to confront Beattie and his new government, and demand that they reinstate the minister for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs. The state government must reinstate the Department of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Policy. We need to confront
Beattie and demand that he pays all Stolen Wages claims.

We demand an immediate whole-of-government task force to address Aboriginal unemployment, housing, health, education and living standards. We want an urgent national conference in Brisbane to workshop the 40 recommendations that were handed down by the state coroner in the Mulrunjie case. That conference must also work-shop the 339 RCIADIC recommendations that were handed down in 1991. That workshop must work-shop every Aboriginal death in custody that has occurred since 1991. Why have the state police departments failed aboriginal communities? Police must have cross cultural training. Any Police officer displaying racist attitudes or behavior, must be sacked. Every Aboriginal community must have a diversionary program or a cell visitor program operating within their communities.

Channels