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Treaty Authority signing between the First Peoples’ Assembly and the Victorian Government. First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria.

A new Treaty Authority between First Peoples and the Victorian government is a vital step towards a treaty

In partnership with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, the Victorian government has committed to advancing state treaty processes. This is through a new bill establishing a Treaty Authority.
Members of the Yoorrook Justice Commission. Provided by Porter Novelli

First Peoples in Victoria have a right to the truth about the impact of colonisation

Formal hearings of the Yoorrook Justice Commission have begun in Melbourne. This is the first Indigenous-led justice commission of this kind in the world.
The Koori Mail General Manager Naomi Moran gives an interview the day after floodwaters inundated the town of Lismore, while boats and helicopters were still rescuing people from rooftops.

Natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic reveal the crucial role of First Nations media

First Nations media organisations play a crucial role in emergency situations. However
A substantial shift in media commitment to highlighting Indigenous voices and perspectives is required to challenge the negative patterns of deficit-based reporting. AAP/Penny Stephens

Included, but still marginalised: Indigenous voices still missing in media stories on Indigenous affairs

Although media outlets are including Indigenous voices in their reporting, some continue to exclude Indigenous authors, perspectives, and cultural contexts.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8. Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images

Genocide claims in Nagorno-Karabakh make peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan unlikely, despite cease-fire

Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.

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