Fishburners is having many conversations to see how we can change for the better. We are unwaveringly dedicated to equality and inclusively and want to make sure we are doing absolutely everything we can to support our black, indigenous and people of colour in this country.
As we are committed to learning and listening to leaders of the movement and implementing what needs to be done, this may take time. For now, please take the time to look at these resources, social media accounts and influencers, for more information of what you can do to fight for freedom and justice in Australia.
- ‘We need justice to #ChangeTheNation’ by Roxanne Moore in IndigenousX
- End Black Deaths in Custody by Change The Record
- Pathways to Justice Inquiry: Recommendations on Improving Police Practices and Procedures by Australian Law Reform Commission
- 2017 Report on Australia by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Click E for English)
- Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission by Law Council of Australia
- Deaths Inside database: tracking every known Indigenous death in custody in every jurisdiction from 2008 – 2019 by The Guardian
- Open letter from First Nations families left behind #CleanOutPrisons and Petition by Aboriginal Legal Service of NSW/ACT
- A guide to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Resources re: deaths in custody
- Deaths in custody: 25 years after the royal commission, we’ve gone backwards: Article by The Conversation
- Indigenous deaths in custody worsen in year of tracking by Deaths Inside project: Article by The Guardian
- We must bear witness to black deaths in our own country: Article by Amy McQuire
- The story behind the death of Tanya Day: Podcast by Let’s Talk
- Breathless: the death of David Dungay Jr: Podcast by The Guardian
- 25 Years…and Counting: The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Podcast by the Wheeler Centre
- Does Australia have a policing problem too?: Podcast by The Signal (ABC RN)
Resources about Indigenous issues more generally
- Indigenous issues can be daunting, here are 10 positive ways to engage: Article by Shannon Dodson, TripleJ Hack
- Podcast episode with Teela Reid about why and how the Australian Constitution must change to acknowledge Australian Indigenous peoples
- Here’s What First Nations Peoples Want You To Know This Reconciliation Week: Article by Maggie Zhou, Fashion Journal
- The Killing Times: a massacre map of Australia’s frontier wars: Article by The Guardian
- Share Our Pride: Website by Reconciliation Australia, an interactive website giving you a perspective into the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Petition to remove copyright on the Aboriginal Flag: Campaign by Clothing The Gap
- Welcome to Country?: TEDx Talk by Jade Kennedy
Other resource lists focused on Indigenous Australians:
- List about Indigenous platforms/businesses/organisations by It’s Not a Compliment
- List about being an ally for Indigenous Australians by Mina McMahon
- How to Support First Nations Peoples Now (for Asians in so-called Australia) by Red Pocket Press – includes protest details in Australia
DONATE: Indigenous platforms/organisations
- Deadly Connections: an Aboriginal Community Led, Not For Profit Organisation that breaks the cycles of disadvantage and trauma to directly address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the child protection and justice system/s.
- ANTaR: a national advocacy organisation dedicated specifically to the rights – and overcoming the disadvantage – of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Indigenous Social Justice Association Melbourne and Sydney: Aboriginal rights campaign group, especially in relation to deaths in custody.
- Sisters Inside: Campaigns for and supports women in prisons
- Children’s Ground: Bringing reform for Aboriginal children on five platforms: learning, health, economic wellbeing, culture and community
- North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency: Delivers law and justice services for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory
- IndigenousX: Indigenous led media platform.
- Common Ground: Sharing First Nations cultures, histories and lived experiences. First Nations-led not for profit.
- Black Rainbow: A national advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBQTI) peoples
- AWAYE!: ABC RN podcast featuring stories and advocates about Indigenous Australian issues
- Speaking Out: ABC RN podcast featuring Indigenous perspectives on politics, arts and culture hosted by Larissa Behrendt.
- Tiddas4Tiddas and Always Was Always Will Be Our Stories: Instagram and podcast for sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s stories of excellence.
- Let’s Talk on 98.9FM: A national Indigenous current affairs radio program and podcast based in Brisbane, featuring Indigenous journalists, elders, activists and academics.
- Curtain the Podcast: A podcast digging deep into the pervasive flaws of the Australian justice system. Hosted by Amy McQuire and Martin Hodgson.
DONATE: If you want to support BLM in the US – donation links to bail funds and organisations here
Resources about anti-racism:
- List of resources (US-centric)
- List of anti-racism resources for Australian allies by Zoe Ranganathan
- Article about recent pushes to change Victoria’s hate crime laws, The Age
- Information about how to report racism in Australia: https://reportingracism.alltogethernow.org.au/
- All Together Now’s public education and advocacy campaigns: https://alltogethernow.org.au/
Social Media Pages to Engage With
An initiative by Kamilaroi sisters, sharing Indigenous Female Excellence.
Sharing First Nations cultures, histories and lived experiences. First Nations-led not for profit.
Bringing together info to make Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙠) history, politics, voices, creators etc (𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨) accessible to all.
Building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for Climate Justice
First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Awareness & Education for the #ulurustatement Administered by Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW.