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Tent Embassy 10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra, July 1982

Listening to Charles Perkins address a large crowd gathered on the lawns of the old Parliament House in Canberra with Minister for Immigration, Al Grasby, Journalist John Newfong and Tom Kirk.

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Naidoc March

National NAIDOC march, Darwin - Koori Mail, July 2007

Marched with Rhonda, father Jim (who won national NAIDOC Elder of the Year later that night at the award ceremony) and brother Lawrence in Darwin.

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Director, Darwins Indigenous Men's Services

After the AGM for Darwins Indigenous Men's Services, Coconut Grove, NT, November 2018

Newly elected DIMS committee L to R: John AhMat (Treasurer), Anthony Castro, Jason Bonson (Chair), Stephen Hagan, Steven Torres-Carne (Secretary) and Shane Motlap (Vice Chair) in front of the men's shed in Coconut Grove, Darwin.

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Minister Jenny Macklin's delegate

Minister's round-table No Violence forum, Parliament House, Canberra - Koori Mail, Dec 2008

Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, and colleague Tanya Plibersek, invited 22 Indigenous leaders to a round-table meeting to discuss her No Violence campaign at Parliament House, Canberra.

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Stranger Danger campaign

Public awareness article on stranger danger caution - The Australian, May 2009

Received front page coverage in The Australian newspaper on my controversial protective stance against casually allowing relatives and friends to stay overnight as a cautionary approach with two young children in the house.

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Protest for justice

March for justice for widow - Toowoomba Chronicle, February 2010

Led a protest march with Lyall Munro Jnr in support of an Aboriginal widow who lost her husband to an unprovoked assault by non-Indigenous thugs in an inner city Toowoomba suburb outside his home.

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Native title negotiations

Talks with pastoralists and miners on native title - Toowoomba Chronicle, June 1998

Led discussions on native title with pastoralists and miners (Santos in particular) over mining on Kullilli land in far south west Queensland.

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Racist branding

Ongoing campaign against offensive title/brand - Sunday Mail, Nov 1999

During my campaign to remove the racially offensive N-word from the epithet E.S. "Nigger" Brand Stand on a public sign on a sports complex in my home town of Toowoomba, I also pursued numerous other offensive public titles/brands such as Coon cheese.