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We still have so much to learn about Aboriginal history and culture. Shutterstock/John Austin Australian aborigines knew more about tides than Galileo Galilei (engraving from about 1662). Only now are we starting to understand Aboriginal intellectual
Federal Court Chief Judge John Pascoe, who initiated the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), says the shake-up will make it easier for indigenous grandparents, aunts and uncles to go to court for parenting orders. "For their relatives should be able to
George Brandis was forced to sit awkwardly in a crowd as an indigenous leader attacked his planned changes to racial discrimination laws. Speaking at the launch of a reconciliation action plan, Reconciliation Australia co-chairman Tom Calma continued
Alice Springs are using the Liquor Act to harass Aboriginal people in a form of apartheid, a resident says. Protesters will march against "racist laws and racist policing" in the town on Thursday, said organiser Alison Furber. She said the Liquor Act
Oodegroo Noonuccal reading poetry; Joan of Arc; Boadicea and Catherine Helen Spence have inspired an anthology of short stories. Oodgeroo Noonuccal deserves to be a good deal more famous than she is. The first indigenous Australian to have a book of
Mainstream Australia has long lacked a real education about Aboriginal people, about our shared history, and this nation's brutal past. Fortunately, there's a simple way in an opportunity to get a "punter's guide" to the truth about the treatment of
Professorial Fellow Jumbunna IHL at University of Technology, Sydney The disappointing data that regularly appears in Closing the Gap reports should raise serious questions about policy development and funding processes. The assumption of media
Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies at University of Western Australia If you had to argue for the merits of one Australian book, one piece of writing, what would it be? Today, we start an occasional series in which our authors make the
03 Sydney: Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday admitted Australia has failed to meet important targets on Aboriginal welfare and vowed to work to ensure all indigenous children went through school. In delivering his first "Closing the Gap"
The cadetship has been a great experience, says Minjaara Atkinson...Ms Atkinson, known as Minnie is a Yorta Yorta woman who grew up in Mooroopna near Shepparton, and one of nine Indigenous candidates selected for the first intake of the cadetship.