Aboriginal Provisional Government

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Aboriginal Provisional Government
AbbreviationAPG
FormationJuly 1990
TypeAboriginal organisation
Legal statusactive
Purposeadvocate and public voice, educator and network
HeadquartersLaunceston, Tasmania
Location
Official language
English
Chairman
Bob Weatherall
Key people
Michael Mansell
Geoff Clark
Josie Crawshaw
WebsiteAboriginal Provisional Government

The Aboriginal Provisional Government (APG) is an Indigenous Australian activist group. It campaigns for indigenous sovereignty over Australia. It was formed by elders from several communities across Australia, including the Pitjantjatjara, Wiradjuri, Yolngu and Eora. The founders of the APG were Bob Weatherall, Geoff Clark, Josie Crawshaw, Michael Mansell,[1] Kathy Craigie and other representatives from all states of Australia.[2]

It was officially created on 16 July 1990.[3] Its stated purpose is to establish its own government and an Aboriginal nation state. The APG argues that the indigenous people of Australia never gave up their sovereignty and therefore Australian law and title over the country is void (means nothing).[3][4]

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  1. Attwood, Bain; Markus, Andrew (1999). The struggle for aboriginal rights: a documentary history (1999 ed.). Allen & Unwin. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-86448-584-4.
  2. Wilmoth, Peter (20 March 2005). "Under the skin". Sun-Herald. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Towards aboriginal sovereignty" (PDF). Aboriginal Provisional Government. 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 May 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. Jupp, James (2001). The Australian people: an encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins (2001 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-521-80789-0.