In this episode of The Long View, Clare is joined by two inspirational Aboriginal leaders: Linda Burney, a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation who became the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives, and Inala Cooper, a Yawuru woman who serves as the Director of Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at University of Melbourne.
COVID-19 has been accompanied by massive social upheaval, with Black Lives Matter bringing about what appears to be a fundamental shift in the way this country thinks and talks about Indigenous affairs. Yet we still have no clear path forward on the Uluru Statement, and very little progress on the now changing Closing the Gap targets. So what does the future look like for this movement, and what needs to change? Linda and Inala share their hard-won and heartfelt insights on Black Lives Matter, activism vs pragmatism, compromise, disappointment, and what they need from allies who want to walk alongside them.
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