Second Senate Candidate
Rise Up Australia
Lionel Henaway: Second Senate candidate for QLD
Lionel grew up in the Ayr/Homehill area of North Queensland and is descended from the Birrigubba Juru Aboriginal people of that area. His ancestry includes the proud South Sea Islanders who came to this country to work in and establish the rich cane industry in North Queensland. Lionel treasures his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage and has been able to apply understanding and knowledge of his heritage to bridge the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Lionel grew up in a large Christian family 7 boys and 7 girls , Lionel's mum had a huge impact on the children's Christian heritage.
Lionel's parents were hard workers and brought the children up this way, Lionel has children and grandchildren and role models his Christian values.
Lionel has been employed in various Government positions, including 12 years of service in the police force for which he was given an award in recognition of his achievements while in the Service.
Lionel also have been for the last 5 years, been working on "Murri watch" as a watchouse support officer,as an integral support of Police and the Community to prevent deaths in custody.
Lionel’s professional career and personal life reflect his passion for an Australia that treasures positive race relations and an integrated and unified nation.
In a more personal direction Mr Henaway has been, and continues to be involved in the establishment and progression of Christian churches. in North Queensland and in the Brisbane the area. His own parish consist of a broad representation of Indigenous, non-Indigenous Australians, and Pacific Islanders.
Lionel understands that the under-representation of Indigenous people in health, housing, employment & training is reflected in the Government initiative ‘Closing the Gap’ and requires more than what is currently in place, to bring Indigenous people up to the standards that the majority of Australians enjoy.
His objectives in helping to create a better Australia includes, but are not limited to:
RUAP Aboroiginal and Torris Straight Islander Policy tand son a platform of:
*Good relations between Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people and wider Australians
*Equality and Equity for all Australians
RUAP believes that to achieve these goals; Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people want:
*Political Representation (National and State Leadership)
*Community Leadership (Restore Community structure)
*Economic Opportunity and development
RUAP understands that Aboriginal and Torres straingt Islander people want agreements in place in order for survival , certainty and improvements of lifestyles .
Lionel Henaway has deep concerns for Australian society, and believes that we are a multi-ethnic , not a multi-cultural society and as such we should display respect for all nationalities.
Lionel has decided to support Rise Up Australia Party in this election because they have a balanced approach toward AUSTRALIAN, ethnicity. “And they understand the first peoples of the nation; their historic stewardship of the land and how this can have influence on how Indigenous people choose to live”. Lionel states.
Lionel believes their "God Given“ authority to contribute to this country through political representation, economic development and social interaction will be a pivotal step forward when they ‘walk in those shoes’
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The areas which Lionel will expand upon are :
Re-establishing social structures
Indigenous Accord with main stream Australia
is well respected in the Indigenous community and there is a under-representation of indigenous peoples in the Federal Government .
Rise Up Australia aims at having a balanced approach and believes that the
"God Given Guardians" of Australia, the First nations peoples, has a very important place historically and currently and should have a "Voice" in the Australian Parliament especially the Senate. That way we can make democratic joint decisions together for all Australians as we move forward.