Affirming that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such; and
Recalling that Australia, in responding to the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review at the United Nation’s Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session on 31 May 2011, committed to formally considering becoming a party to International Labour Organization Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO 169); and
Recalling that in April 2009, Australia supported the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘in the spirit of re-setting the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and building trust’; and
Noting the positive effect that ILO 169 has had on those Indigenous peoples living within or otherwise impacted upon by those nation states that have ratified the Convention, including Norway.
We, the undersigned, call on the Australian Government to ratify ILO Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
The Ratify ILO Convention No. 169 petition to COAG Select Council on Workplace Relations was written by Nunkuwarrin Yunti and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.