Press Releases & Updates

06/07/2015 - Mansell urges outright rejection of Prime Minister’s preference for Constitutional recognition

Michael Mansell is urging Aboriginal leaders meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in Sydney this morning to reject the Prime Minister’s preference for words in the preamble to the constitution.  "Given that the momentum for real and meaningful constitutional recognition has all but passed, I urge the Aboriginal leadership to abandon constitutional recognition and get on with the task of seeking practical change."

12/05/2015 - Properly handled, widespread support for Aborigines could be a game changer

The recent survey showing 75% support for altering the constitution to benefit Aborigines could be a tool to turn around the fortunes of Aboriginal people, if properly handled, Secretary of the APG Michael Mansell said.  “The public wants to get their teeth into something real, something they can look back on and proudly say they not only supported a particular change but also they knew it would make a difference.

12/05/2015 - Goenpul sovereign council to meet with QLD state ministers

The majority of Aboriginal residents living in the area known as One Mile, on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), have established our own sovereign council.  The One Mile Sovereign Residents Council (OMSRC), which is unincorporated, represents the original people’s customary entitlements and values.  OMSRC will meet with Queensland state ministers today to again try to progress the recognition of our birth right to be able to live freely on our ancient lands.

04/05/2015 - Declaration of Aboriginal Nationality

As part of the effort to reinvigorate the push for self-determination and independence, the Aboriginal Provisional Government (APG) has drafted the ‘Declaration of Aboriginal Nationality’.  We encourage all Aboriginal people and communities to become signatories to the Declaration as a symbolic demonstration of our determination to forge a real future for ourselves and generations to come.

11/02/2015 - Sovereignty is the foundation of Aboriginal rights

Secretary of the Aboriginal Provisional Government Michael Mansell says Aboriginal sovereignty is the foundation for Aboriginal rights and entitlements in the twenty-first century.