Queensland has become the latest state or territory to embark on an Indigenous treaty process. But for lasting progress to be made, the federal government cannot shirk its responsibility.
Megan Davis on a First Nations Voice in the Constitution.
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Megan Davis says the idea of including an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution is being rejected on an understanding that "simply isn't true" but believes Australia has the "capacity to correct this".
Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the government's plans to put forward a referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.
It would be another miracle if the Morrison government managed to have a referendum passed to give Australia's Indigenous people constitutional recognition.
Ken Wyatt's promise of a referendum on constitutional recognition within three years marks a dramatic shift from the Turnbull government's rejection of the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
While the new minister has the chance to make a real difference, unrealistic expectations of him should be tempered- real change will take not just the whole government, but the nation.
First, change the constitution. Then, negotiate the detailed design of the First Nations voice to parliament: this is the only way to bring about meaningful reform.
The myth of ‘the Queensland voter’, Australia’s trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition.
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Today, an election-themed episode about some of the biggest policy questions Australia faces, featuring Indigenous academic lawyer Eddie Synot and political scientist Anne Tiernan.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
Instead of paying lip service to promoting Indigenous Australians' rights as First Nations, the next federal government should be guided by the Uluru Statement from the Heart to make real progress.
When the remains of Aboriginal people who died more than a century ago were found, the local Aboriginal community wanted to know more about these past lives.
The proposals Abbott has pushed as envoy - more police in Indigenous communities and learning in English - demonstrates his ignorance and unsuitability for the job.
In New Zealand, sovereignty is disputed, but the Maori case for sharing it with settlers underscores the limits of First Nations consultation in Canada.
The final report on constitutional recognition is disappointing in many respects, but Labor's pledge to establish a First Nations voice will give many in the community hope.
An alternative holiday for Indigenous people doesn’t address the arguments against celebrating nationhood on a day that causes offence to some citizens.
A federal system could deliver on three of the four key elements of the Uluru Statement. Plus, all the elements already exist or are in the works in Australia.
As treaty negotiations begin in Victoria, each party will have to accept the other’s legitimacy; that their own power is not absolute and unconditional.
To finally succeed, the idea of an Indigenous voice to parliament must be argued as one that is fundamentally democratic.
The government has rejected the Referendum Council's call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.
Australia came in for some harsh criticism from the UN Human Right Committee in regard to its treatment of Indigenous issues – a problem that must now seriously be addressed.