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Campaigns

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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