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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney and Chair of the Northern Land Council Samuel Bush-Blanasi unveil the 2023 Barunga Declaration at Parliament House. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Before the Barunga Declaration, there was the Barunga Statement, and Hawke’s promise of Treaty

NT Land Councils have presented the Barunga declaration to Prime Minister Albanese, expressing support for the Voice to Parliament. The Barunga Statement in 1988 was an important part of this journey.
Robert Menzies established a ‘buffer body’ between government and universities. Shutterstock

Don’t just blame the Libs for treating universities harshly. Labor’s 1980s policies ushered in government interference

Liberal Prime Minister Robert Menzies insisted universities should have protection from political interference. But Bob Hawke’s education minister John Dawkins dismantled these protections.

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