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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.
Kevin Rudd is creating a foundation to honour the principles of his historic 2008 apology to the indigenous stolen generation. Mr Rudd on Friday announced he would establish the National Apology Foundation, which he will chair...The foundation will
Senior research officer at James Cook University Despite efforts to close the gap, Indigenous Australians continue to suffer two-and-a-half times the burden of disease than the total Australian population, with most of the health gap caused by
I've felt that Utopia was long overdue," he says. "I think it's a very urgent film. I felt that, when the so-called intervention happened in 2007, it required a documentary response and in part that is what Utopia is." The film, which had its
Some indigenous groups are more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza -- H7N9 -- currently found in China, researchers in Australia said. Senior author Katherine Kedzierska, an associate professor of the University of Melbourne,
Indigenous Australians and Alaskans may be particularly vulnerable to a new Chinese flu virus, according to Melbourne researchers. The H7N9 virus emerged in China in February last year and infected 137 people, killing 45. Health officials believe