Torres Strait Islands

The UNHCR said Australia has violated Torres Strait islanders' rights by ignoring their concerns about rising seas caused by climate change. Binoy Kampmark reports. 

Eight Torres Strait Islander elders are taking the federal government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee over its inaction on climate change. Coral Wynter reports. 

Eddie Mabo did not fight for ngau lag (my land) only to lose it to climate change, argues Makiba.

Mark Kabay-Saleh, from the islands of Masig and Poruma in the centre of the Torres Strait, spoke powerfully about saving his islands at the Brisbane School Strike 4 Climate.

Joseph Elu, chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority, told Radio National’s PM on January 5 that the islands that have been home to Indigenous people for thousands of years are “being inundated”, right now because of climate change. “A couple of our islands, the tide rises over the sea walls of the beachfront and it flows under the houses and out the other end ... They’re predicting that in 100 years, then they’ll go under.”
The Show Will Go On Mau Power Coming soon www.maupower.com Mau Power's new album takes listeners through the big changes in his life - and the first of those came when he was jailed. "In 2001, I got incarcerated," the Torres Strait Islands rapper tells Green Left Weekly. "And that time I was in lock-up for nine months." Mau Power, also known as Patrick Mau, was put away for grievous bodily harm after a street fight in the southern Queensland country town of Toowoomba.
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