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Conference 2008

Build the Aboriginal Rights Coalition national conference!

Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 10:00

Redfern's historic "Block" will be the site of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition's (ARC) first national conference, to be held on May 23-25. The Socialist Alliance gives full support to this initiative, a valuable occasion for Aboriginal people and their supporters from around Australia to share experiences and chart the way forward for Indigenous rights.

Indigenous rights is probably the area of politics most marked by the contradictory approach of the Rudd government in its first five months in office.

One the one hand it has made some important gestures, starting with the February 13 apology to the Stolen Generations and signing up to "close the gap" in Indigenous health, education and housing.