On again – off again Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is pursuing members of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) after they conducted a peaceful sit-in at his office in February this year. In one case the Queensland Police prosecution have been instructed to appeal the ‘not guilty’ decision for one of the embassy protesters and in another case they are using racist stereotypes to target a nationally recognised leader of the First Nations Sovereignty movement with a bogus assault charge.
BASE Food Program launched
The Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy has established a community food program, providing food parcels to families in the community each week.
Stafford community shows the way in race relations
Aboriginal, Islander, African and White - the ethnically diverse community of Stafford in north Brisbane came together on Saturday 8 June in a show of support for the family of the 15-year old local boy who was killed in a tragic car accident two weeks ago .
Demonstration against Native Title summit
Members and supporters of the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy protested outside a Native Title meeting in Brisbane yesterday. The 5th Annual Native Title Law Summit was held at the Stamford Plaza over June 17 & 18.
Also in this issue:
Treaty/Sovereignty talks, 18-19 May
Treaty/Sovereignty talks, 22-23 June
Mabo Lawyer - Native Title Agreements Affirm the Sovereignty of the British Crown