The national aboriginal press club has been created to offer up a first nations voice on a whole range of critical issues impacting on all australians.
It's based on similar themes of the national press club in canberra and therefore the aboriginal press club will conduct a number of lunch events across the country in an effort to bring everyone together to discuss topics from racism in sport to constitutional recognition.
The national aboriginal press club is hoping that these lunch events will ad something unique to the media mix in this country, particularly giving aboriginal grass roots communities the opportunity to have there voice heard.
Address to National Aboriginal Press Club
By Senator Patrick Dodson
Good afternoon. I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we meet, the Ngunnawal people.
It is an honour to be asked to give this inaugural address to the brand new National Aboriginal Press Club, and I congratulate Wayne Coolwell for the work heís put in to bring this event to a reality.
Itís good to see, too, that the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and the National Press Club, are supporters.
We need national Aboriginal organisations like this new Aboriginal Press Club to promote the agendas of First Nations people.
One particular national organisation we need is a Voice enshrined in the Constitution, but this Government doesnít seem to be able to bring itself to embrace that concept...
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