Djirra’s submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia – June 2022

Djirra calls on the government to fully implement the Declaration into Australian law and grant us our internationally-recognised human rights. The need is stronger than ever given the substantial failure of state, territory and federal governments to end the significant disadvantage inflicted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by a country that has not meaningfully addressed its legacy of colonialism, racism, and substantial human rights abuses, which continue to this day.