A projection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced Labor’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. This means there may soon be a First Nations Voice to Parliament. However there is a journey ahead.
A young child lights a candle to commemorate the Stolen Generations.
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Today is National Sorry Day. This is when we commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families.
Universities can be hostile, overwhelming and unwelcoming places for many First Nations Peoples working in academia. More needs to be done to ensure culturally safe workplaces.
The first female Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Linda Burney walks alongside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
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Prime Minister Albanese’s victory speech commitment to the Uluru Statement brings new possibilities for First Nations peoples’ Voice to Parliament.
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One of the recommendations from the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice to parliament, enshrined in the Constitution. This would ensure First Nations…
Voters line up to vote at South Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.
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Our new analysis shows Indigenous voters could play a decisive role in 15 marginal seats – including key battlegrounds in urban and regional Queensland, as well as NSW, WA and Tasmania.
Mparntwe Arrente Country.
Amber Rose Atkinson, Lowitja Institute.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart could close the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We need both major parties to promise to enact it.
The languages and the methods of classroom assessments need to be expanded. Such changes will make assessment more inclusive and fairer for all, particularly First Nations students.
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Victorian prisons provide limited access to adequate health care, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Coronial inquests into deaths in custody show something must be done.
Southern Cross constellation in the night’s sky.
Warlpiri Elder Wanta Jampijinpa Pawu interprets the Southern Cross, not as a contested symbol of identity, but as a summons to unite First Nations and non-Indigenous people.
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Five ‘renewable energy zones’ planned for NSW represent a major opportunity for Aboriginal people.
Comments sections have become an echo-chamber for misinformed and malicious racist rhetoric. How can this misinformation be eradicated?
First Nations people participate in an Australian Electoral Commission pilot program at Galiwin'ku on Elcho Island, off the Arnhem Land coast, 2018.
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The rate of voter participation in federal elections by people living in remote Indigenous communities have been in decline. Past policies have put obstacles in place, and these need to be addressed.
The result of the federal election will be key for a voice to parliament protected by the Constitution as called for by the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and for Indigenous affairs more broadly.
Founding member of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group, and anti-domestic violence campaigner R. Rubuntja.
The murder of R. Rubuntja brings to light the ways Australian media and the Australian justice system continues to fail First Nations women.
To end racism we must directly engage with workplaces to discuss racism in a way that can deliver solutions.
Racism in Australian workplaces often goes unaddressed. The Diversity Council Australia’s report provides some strategies to address these issues in workplaces.
The federal government’s pre-election budget has addressed only some of the key issues Indigenous people face. More investment is still required if the government is serious about Closing the Gap.
New research has found that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students are more likely to be sexually harassed in a university context than any other students.
Calgardup Bushfire burning in Margaret River.
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The urgency of tackling climate change is even higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. They need to be part of the solution.
A new bill in NSW seeks to reduce First Nations children in out-of-home care. Before the bill can become law, it must pass the lower house.