Is supporting Palestine a First Nations issue?

Blak Matters

Nov 22 2023 • 16 mins

The extreme conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas has dominated media coverage across both the world and here in Australia, leading to intense public debate, protests and boycotts.

If you've tuned into, or attended, rallies seen across the country, you may have seen Aboriginal flags being raised alongside First Nations advocates chanting the phrase 'free Palestine'. But how do First Nations issues, and the support of Palestinian people, align?

On this episode of Blak Matters, Michael 'MC' Christian is joined by proud Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman, Dr Amy McQuire from the Queensland University of Technology School of Communications, to help us get a better understanding on why some First Nations Australians are showing support for the Palestinian people.

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