It is a problem in our efforts to build reconciliation that Australians appear not to be taking up the hospitality of their fellow Australians.
Treaties have to be the foundation for constitutional recognition, not the reverse.
The result of the 1967 referendum may well have made Australia appear less racist, but it did not address the inherently racist nature of the Constitution.
At the same time as it’s become clear that Indigenous people won’t accept a limited change, the right in Australian politics has become more determined to oppose any amendment.
Indigenous Australians have issued a statement calling for constitutional reform that is substantive and meaningful.
The 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both Aboriginal rights and respect, for social esteem as well as equality before the law.
The revival of the idea of Indigenous influence on the origins of Australian rules football diverts attention from another, much more uncomfortable story about Indigenous relationships to football.
At Uluru, Indigenous representatives from across Australia will aim to reach consensus on what constitutional recognition means to them.
The 1967 referendum fell far short in giving people what they thought they were voting for, and in giving Aboriginal people what they wanted from it.
Critics of the Cashless Welfare Card trial overlook the fact it is curbing alcohol and gambling problems – and it’s what the communities want.
Today’s release of data from the 2016 Census allows us to identify some of Australians’ more common characteristics, how they vary across states and territories, and how they are changing over time.
In contrast to perceptions of other homeless people sleeping rough, Darwin’s “long-grassers” are applying a long cultural tradition to deal with the situation in which they find themselves.
No treaty between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has ever been recognised, but developments at the state level suggest this may soon change.
The real threats to dugongs and turtles are not being addressed.
The English navigator had a habit of fair-mindedness. But did it affect the way he related to local Aboriginal people as he circumnavigated Australia?
Waves of policies from successive Coalition and Labor governments have followed a paternalistic lead. This has created further impediments to thousands of Indigenous peoples who are doing plenty.
The question of repatriating objects is clearly more complex than returning human remains. It needs more debate, and more creative interventions to move beyond the current impasse.
Why, despite substantial spending, do serious difficulties continue to plague efforts to improve Indigenous wellbeing?
There is a deep connection between past and present in Indigenous affairs in Australia.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be ‘recognised’ in the Constitution.