Paul Keating drove a policy agenda that had been rallied after the 1993 victory.
After 1993, Paul Keating became ever-more dominant in cabinet policy discussions to ensure a legacy for the Labor government.
Christmas Dinner, Mt Margaret Mission 1933.
State Library of Western Australia
Aboriginal missions were notorious for their austerity, but Christmas was a brief time of joy. While celebrations had a sinister assimilationist edge, Aboriginal people often adopted traditions into their own culture.
New research shows Muslims are more negatively portrayed in the media than other groups.
New research reveals that about half of opinion pieces in mainstream newspapers and television are so racist they potentially breach industry codes of conduct.
One of the worst examples of identity politics came from Malcolm Turnbull on Monday’s Q&A program.
Conservatives are often critical of 'identity politics' for silencing dissenting views. But on ABC's Q&A on Monday night Malcolm Turnbull presented a very narrow vision of national identity.
The Cashless Debit Card trial disproportionately targets Indigenous people, despite what the government says.
That the Cashless Debit Card continues to be pursued exposes a dogged obsession with implementing punitive policy at the expense of vulnerable people.
Indigenous schoolchildren dance during a launch of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan in Brisbane.
The latest census data reveals valuable insights into Closing the Gap targets. While there's some improvement in school attendance rates, all other indicators suggest a radical rethink is required.
January 26 is just one date that represents the dispossession of Australia’s First Nations.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
January 26 marks one of the greatest expropriations in modern history, which took place at Sydney Cove. Why do so many Australians want to commemorate an act of egregious injustice?
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has begun its two-day review of Australia’s record on racial equality.
Australia's track record on racial equality and tackling racism is under review – and the findings will have significant implications.
Indigenous people feel powerless in their own country, as articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The rejection of the Referendum Council's Report has derailed Indigenous constitutional recognition. Treaties at the state and territory level offer a clear path forward for meaningful reform.
Australia’s campaign for a seat on the Human Rights Council opened it to further scrutiny of its record on such issues.
Australia's Human Rights Council election provides an ideal opportunity for it to show leadership and commitment on issues such as refugee flows and the death penalty.
‘We refuse to appeal to the benevolence of White folk for our lives to matter. We remind them every day that we are still here.’
Despite the promise of Black Lives Matter, it has not been taken up as a central political movement by Indigenous Australians.
Grandparents reported being overlooked and routinely sidelined in decision-making by child protection workers.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.
Heritier Lumumba describes his experience of racism at Collingwood Football Club in Fair Game.
Héritier Lumumba played for Collingwood Football Club until 2014, where his teammates called him "Chimp". His experience mirrors that of many other black men in Australia, particularly in the workplace.
Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees.
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Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
The Referendum Council contends there should be a place for Indigenous voices in Australia’s Constitution.
AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones
Bodies established around the world to hear 'black' voices have an enduring problem: they advise, but are rarely – if ever – heard.
The Referendum Council’s report is the conclusion of 18 months of consultation and discussion, including six months of regional dialogues with Indigenous people.
Implicit in Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten's arguments that an Indigenous 'voice to parliament' would be a big change is the notion that it may be too difficult.
Should we add emus to our diet?
If Australians are to eat healthy, unprocessed meats while making sustainable choices, native animals would be an obvious choice.
Legacies of genocidal phases have scarred the Aboriginal psyches.
Very little is known about suicide and suicide attempts during modern genocides – but we do know there is an aftermath of suicide among victims.
Australia’s Indigenous population is growing – rapidly.
The census mostly delivered a good news story on Indigenous Australian outcomes, but it is unclear to what extent this correlates to improved lives for Indigenous families.
The ABS estimates that as of December 2016, the Australian population was around 24.4 million.
The 2016 Census reveals that Australia is becoming much more diverse – in terms of language, country of birth, Indigenous status, and religion.