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Australian Quakers express concern about the detention of First Nations People in the Northern Territory
Australia Yearly Meeting's Presiding Clerk, Ann Zubrick, has written to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission about the detention of First Nations Peoples in the Northern Territory. The letter reads:
Given the Human Rights Commission’s commitment to monitoring laws, policies and programs on Indigenous peoples, I write to ask what action you are able and willing to take to respond to the alarming moves in the Northern Territory that discriminate against young Aboriginal people who have come up against the justice system.
...It is impossible to reconcile what has been happening in the Northern Territory with the goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: self-determination, participation in decision-making, protection of culture, and equality and freedom from discrimination.