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Cocos Malay photo from the 1910s showing a wedding procession that is still practised today with the groom pictured going to the bride’s house accompanied by members of the community. Wikimedia Commons/From the book 'Coral reefs and islands' authored by Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Published by Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Photo digitized by Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

A group of Southeast Asian descendants wants to be recognised as Indigenous Australians

In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Foto Orang Kokos dari tahun 1910an di arak perkawinan yang masih dilakukan sampai sekarang, terlihat pengantin pria di foto dalam perjalanan ke rumah pengantin perempuan di dampingi sanak keluarga di Kepulauan Kokos. Wikimedia Commons/Dari buku 'Coral reefs and islands' penulis Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Penerbit Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Digitasi foto oleh Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

Keturunan Melayu di Kepulauan Kokos perjuangkan pengakuan sebagai suku asli Australia

Pada 1800an, sekelompok Melayu dibawa ke Kepulauan Cocos (Keeling), sekarang bagian Australia. Keturunan mereka sekarang memperjuangkan status orang asli dari Australia.
The pilot, Jessie Maude Miller (right), became the first woman to fly between Australia and England, before moving the US. Wikimedia

The Australian women expats who found liberation in the US

Thousands of Australian women took flight to the US in the early 20th century, escaping sexism at home for success overseas. They included architects, artists, dentists and an economist who advised JFK.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones. Shutterstock

How flexischools could help close the gap in Indigenous education

Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Attorney-General Christian Porter, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announce the government’s response to the child abuse royal commission. AAP/Lukas Coch

Government response to child abuse royal commission is positive, but will need to go beyond an apology

The government's response to the Royal Commission, which includes a formal apology, is heartening. But the real test will come in redress for the harms done.
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were all smiles today, but a meaningful agreement is still a long way off. AAP/Kevin Lim/The Straits Times/SPH

US-North Korea summit agreement is most revealing for what it leaves out

One noticeable omission was any mention of "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation" - whether this was strategy or capitulation on President Donald Trump's part remains to be seen.
The term “epidemic” is now being used for more than infectious diseases. So what does it actually mean? AAPONE/Ahmed Jallanzo/

From plagues to obesity: how epidemics have evolved

The obesity epidemic, the flu epidemic, the opioid epidemic... in the 21st century, everything seems to be an "epidemic". But what does the term actually mean?

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