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Women Speak Out! A Report of the Pacific Women's Conference. October 27 – November 2

On Women and Politics

page 139

On Women and Politics

Resolution 1: That the Pacific Women's Conference supports that the titles of all lands being returned to Aboriginal people be freehold and not leasehold and that the Department of Aboriginal Affairs be taken out of the Public Service and total control be given to the Aboriginal Community.

Resolution 2: That the Federal Department for Aboriginal Affairs support the move for a Royal Commission into:

  1. Aborigines and Police

  2. Aborigines and the Administration of Justice

  3. Aborigines and Corrective Services.

Resolution 3: That the government give assurance to all Aboriginal legal services that they will remain in existence regardless of which political party is in power.

Resolution 4: That this Conference supports the recognition of the Australian descendents of South Sea Island people for compensation for loss of land, culture and identity.