3 POETRY
Inspirational poems.

4 FRONTLINES
From the National President,
Graham West.

6 OPINION
by Dr John Falzon
Always was, always will be,
Aboriginal land.

8 NEWS
Victoria takes historic step
towards an Aboriginal treaty.

9 OPINION
by Sherry Balcolmbe

10 POLITICS
From Whitton to Canberra.
Linda Burney becomes the
first Aboriginal woman to
be elected to the House of
Representatives.

14 COVER STORY
Painting the spirit of our
land. Meet Lani Balzan.
Winner of this year’s
National NAIDOC week
poster competition.

16 ADDRESSING
RECIDIVISM

Justice reinvestment – the
new approach to tackling
the causes of crime.

18 PROFILE
Meet Carlissa Broome, an
Alice Springs based Vinnies
retail assistant with a passion
for journalism.

18 CONSTITUTIONAL
RECOGNITION

by Mark Yettica-Paulson

19 VOX POP –
RECONCILIATION

What does it mean?

20 INDIGENOUS POLICY
by Professor Larissa Behrendt.

22 POLITICS
Senator Patrick Dodson delivers
first speech to Parliament.

24 INDIGENOUS
DISADVANTAGE

Stan Grant – Talking to my
country.

26 THE MENTOR
One woman’s determination to
tackle adversity.

27 THE GREAT UNITER
by John Lochowiak
The role of sport in uniting
Afghani refugees and
Aboriginal youth.

28 YORTA YORTA RESISTANCE
by Frank Purcell
The activists from regional
Victoria who have created
pathways for positive change.

30 RECONCILIATION
by June Oscar.

32 FAMILY MATTERS
New campaign set to challenge
the over-representation of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander children in out-ofhome
care.

34 FROM THE ARCHIVES
by Michael Moran
Come along for a picnic, one
from a long time ago.

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