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CFMEU (SA Branch) demands the immediate repeal of the Northern Territory Emergency Response legislation

A resolution fully supported by the executive and members of the CFMEU Building and Construction Division South Australian Branch, was unanimously carried on Wednesday evening 28/11/07

The resolution in part reads:
“The CFMEU (SA Branch) demand the immediate repeal of the Northern Territory Emergency Response legislation

We further demand Federal and State and Territory Governments to sit down and enter into respectful dialogue with Aboriginal Nations. Listen, consult and negotiate with Aboriginal people in their communities and then act alongside and in support of Aboriginal People in keeping with the ‘Little Children are Sacred’ report”.

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Al McCall | December 04, 2007

ABORIGINAL activist Warren Mundine has expressed "great fear" that the indigenous rights agenda of the past will creep back under the influence of Labor's left wing and the Aboriginal old guard.

Mr Mundine, the former Australian Labor Party president, said he wanted Labor to pursue the Howard government's tough line on indigenous affairs and urged Kevin Rudd to apologise to the Stolen Generation soon to get it "over and done with".

Mr Mundine said the the Howard government had "set the agenda" for massive change.

"It's a radical program we have to put in place," he said. "I think we should take advantage of what the former government did. We have to build on that. The biggest fear I have is that we start to fall back into our old ways and start some of the failed policies of the past."

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