Call these politicians to save our Land Rights


Last week Brandis tried to rush through changes to the Native Title Act. With the consultation process only open for one week for submissions, and many Native Title groups not even notified it was happening, this whole process has been a disgrace.

We need to slow this process down, and the decision rests with the politicians below.

Take a deep breath, check out these talking points and pick up the phone to one of the politicians listed below. Remember to be calm and friendly to the people on the end of the phone:

  • I am very disappointed that the Government is trying to rush through changes to the Native Title Act without proper consultation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Traditional Owners.
  • One week for submissions and one public hearing is not enough time to have a consultation process and tens of thousands of people have asked for it to be slowed down.
  • The change that Brandis is pushing through is to support short term mining interests, and threatens land rights of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Traditional Owners.
  • I am calling on you to support a new inquiry into the Native Title Act which properly consults with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Traditional Owners, and strengthens land rights, not rushing through changes for short term mining interests.

 

Senator

State/Terrirory

Party

Number

Dastyari, Senator Sam

(Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate)

NSW

ALP

(02) 9891 9139

1300 880 904

(02) 9687 4394 (fax)

Di Natale, Senator Richard

(Leader of the Australian Greens)

VIC

AG

(03) 9654 0430

1300 883 502

(03) 5221 5100 (fax)

Dodson, Senator Patrick

WA

ALP

(08) 9193 5955

(08) 9192 6010 (fax)

Griff, Senator Stirling

SA

NXT

(08) 8212 1409

(08) 8231 2053 (fax)

Hinch, Senator Derryn Nigel

VIC

DHJP

(03) 9820 2222

1300 498 035

(03) 9820 0638 (fax)

Kakoschke-Moore, Senator Skye

SA

NXT

(08) 8232 0220

(08) 8232 0448 (fax)

Lambie, Senator Jacqui

TAS

JLN

(03) 6431 2233

(03) 6431 3200

McCarthy, Senator Malarndirri

NT

ALP

(08) 8941 0003

1300 301 713

(08) 8941 0071 (fax)

Scullion, Senator the Hon Nigel Gregory

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

(Leader of The Nationals in the Senate)               

NT

CLP

(08) 8948 3555

(08) 8948 3544 (fax)

(08) 8952 1131

(08) 8952 1195 (fax)

Siewert, Senator Rachel

(Australian Greens Whip)

WA

AG

(08) 9228 3277

1300 881 218

(08) 9228 4055 (fax)

Xenophon, Senator Nicholas (Nick)

SA

NXT

(08) 8232 1144

1300 556 115

(08) 8232 3744 (fax)