Australia and UN D.R.I.P. – Friday 3 April

Australian Human Rights Commission – 2 April 2009

“Questions and answers on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On Friday 3 April 2009, the Australian Government will make a statement in support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This will reverse Australia’s previous opposition to the Declaration. Under the Coalition Government, Australia was one of four countries that voted against the Declaration when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2007.”

To see the factsheet go to
http://www.humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/declaration/declaration_QA_2009.html