The Christian Brothers of the Oceania Province have taken up the challenge and invitation of Indigenous people at the margins of our society to co-create a future together.
Christian Brothers are currently present in a number of Indigenous Communities in Australia:
Wadeye, Walgett, Goodooga, Broome, Murgon-Cherbourg, Townsville, Herberton, Woolgoola, Mount Isa, Ramussen, Townsville and Canberra.
The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education
Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka
are also involved in the delivery of services and support for Australian Indigenous individuals and communities.
This week sees the new budget allocations for Aboriginal communities take effect, with deep soul-destroying cuts being spun as 'advancement'. They reflect a redefinition of reality faced by many Australians, with indigenous people unsure how they have benefited from the Tony Abbott declaring himself the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and putting the Indigenous Affairs Office within his own Department.
MICHELE MADIGAN Eureka Street
The ABC Compass Program "Babe In The Reeds" shows of research which uncovers documentation of Aboriginal massacres on the far North Cost of NSW.