Delegation speaks from the heart

The IEU sent a delegation of First Nations members to Canberra in mid-March for “Speak from the Heart”, a three-day gathering of union members to progress the reforms of the Uluru Statement. Pictured from left are IEU Organiser Jackie Groom, members Vinnie Cooper of St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen; Kylie Booth-Martinez of the Assumption School, Bathurst; Luke Wighton of Sacred Heart Primary School, Kooringal and IEU Organiser Lyn Caton. The delegation met with author and activist Thomas Mayor, WA Senator Patrick Dodson, Labor MPs Tanya Plibersek and Bill Shorten, as well as guest speaker – lawyer, academic and activist Noel Pearson. Read more about this landmark event in the May edition of Newsmonth.