Perkins' role in this action propelled him to a position as a national Aboriginal leader and spokesman, a position he held until his death Kevin Rudd sorry speech 13 February 2008 was a formal apology from the government to the aboriginal people apologising for the removal of children from their families and the previous laws which were in place for many years. He also included that there will be a positive future for aboriginal Australians with equal opportunities and treatment for all. No one ever thought of that the Indigenous people should have rights equal to themselves. The thought was unheard of. A prominent woman in the lead up to the referendum in 1967 was Faith Bandler.
Dozens of demonstrations took place across the country, from California to New York. The Civil Rights Movement has mobilized communities; now it is set out to mobilize a nation. President John F Kennedy proposed a new civil rights bill, and the movement leaders wanted to make sure he followed through. The summer of 1963, movement leaders announced plans for a mass march on Washington. Attorney General Robert Kennedy was afraid that violence would break out, so he tried to stop the march.
They were unsafe because there were no regulations on how they were built. Some tenements didn’t even have windows or fire escapes. As a result many immigrants were caught and killed in fires (OK). Some groups tried to change the living conditions for the better. Immigrants worked in sweatshops that were dangerous.
At first they expressed their unhappiness with their poor working conditions and disrespectful treatment. Conversations between stockmen who had worked for Vesteys and Dexter Daniels, the North Australian Workers' Union Aboriginal organiser, led to the initial walk off. Aboriginal people wanted to achieve the return of their land, improvement in living and working conditions and to highlight the lack of progress in implementing change for Indigenous Australians. 1967 Referendum, an overwhelming majority of Australians – over 90 per cent of voters and a majority in all six states – voted "Yes" to giving the Federal Government power to make laws for Indigenous Australians. 1972–75 Whitlam Labor Government, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) came to power.
The Brennan’s were a well-respected family in the town but the action of Daniel left the feeling of hatred for the family.” The town of Mumbilli was bleeding.” The town was extremely affected by the accident. “Nicole with a beautiful voice and Luke- all round sporting hero were both killed and the only to blame was Daniel. The town believed that Daniel should get a long sentence for ruining the lives of others. Daniel’s sentence was long enough because he was involved in an accident and he was no murderer, it was a mistake. Nothing could bring back the lives lost and undo the damage done to fin, not even a lifelong sentence.
I did a little extra research over the movie just to get some of the other facts maybe they couldn’t put in the movie because of length. Clarence Brandley is an African-American who, in 1981, while a janitor at a high school in Conroe, Texas, was wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of Cheryl Dee Ferguson, a 16 year-old student. Brandley was held for nine years on death row. After lengthy legal proceedings that ended in the Supreme Court of the United States, Clarence Brandley was freed in 1990. Suspicion immediately fell on two of the custodians, Brandley and Henry (Icky) Peace, who had found the body.
This is part of the Australian identity because many refugees suffer the problem Anh Do suffered while coming to Australia on a boat. The book review uses descriptive language technique to successfully describe the terrifying boat journey from Vietnam to Australia. An example can include “they almost lost their lives on the high seas, but nothing including frightening pirates, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days or imminent threat of death…” This suggests that the boat trip was dangerous and life threatening. It gives a negative connotation of the boat
Along with JAG, however came the red tape (Barlow, May, 2000:95). It was not long until JAG would essentially be paralyzed with health studies and overwhelming public pressure. The people of Frederick Street soon built their own coalition, called Act for a Healthy Sydney. The extent to which locals were involved in the activism and research to push along such a gut wrenchingly slow cleanup is evident (Barlow, May, 2000:98). Act!
Most whites had a racist attitude towards them during the 1900’s. The Afghan immigrants settled in South Australia, they were not treated poorly to the same extant but they were forced to live on the borders of towns, which were known as “Ghan Towns”. The Pacific Islanders immigrated to Queensland. These immigrants were treated very poorly; they faced backbreaking labour and scorching hot weather conditions. With these hard conditions they would only earn 2 shillings a week and had 3 years of work.
People these days can go to any hospital and walk in without being told that that hospital is not for them because of their nationality. This relates to Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy. Although these men got assassinated, they were strong dreamers and leaders and changed a lot for us. Martin Luther King is remembered because he changed the way the white and black got along. The white and black people couldn’t hang out together, sit together, and drink out of the same drinking fountain.