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Indigenous Australia's 'line in sand' on recognition: substantial change or nothing - The Age

Indigenous Australia's 'line in sand' on recognition: substantial change or nothing - The Age

 

Indigenous Australians have rejected a referendum that offers only minimal recognition in the constitution, insisting they will walk away unless more meaningful change is offered.

Referendum Council co-chair Pat Anderson: ''People are definitely sold on the idea that we must have some input, locked into the constitution, where we can talk...

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Rosie Batty shares experience of domestic violence with WA ... - The Guardian

Rosie Batty shares experience of domestic violence with WA ... - The Guardian

The former Australian of the year Rosie Batty has spent several days in the remote north of Western Australia to share her own story of family violence with Aboriginal women, telling them: “We feel the same pain.”

Batty’s son, Luke, was murdered in 2014 by his father and Batty’s ex-partner, Greg Anderson.

Batty told a group of women gathered at a

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Minister calls NSW prison statistics 'a tragedy' - Illawarra Mercury

A record one in four prisoners in NSW are Indigenous, worse than it was at the time of the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in custody.

It's a record, but not one to be proud of: one in four prisoners in NSW jails are Indigenous, a statistic that has risen by 35 per cent since the Coalition government came to power in 2011.

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Sydney family to make a difference in remote indigenous communities - dailytelegraph.com.au

A LITTLE Bay family is doing big things to reach out to children living in indigenous communities in far north Queensland.

Karinda Bani gave up her job in public health 12 months ago, with a strong desire to use her knowledge to help address the unique challenges faces by families living in remote communities.

With former Sea Eagles and Cowboys NRL

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Australians must hit the streets in a civil rights movement to end the mass incarceration - The Stringer

Australians must hit the streets in a civil rights movement to end the mass incarceration - The Stringer

The mass incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders should be a civil rights issue, one of the pressing issues of our generation. The descendants of the First Peoples of this continent number a little over 700,000 but at least 80,000 have been to prison and more than likely more than 100,000. Nationally, one in 8 has been to prison,

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Closing the gap is vital - Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)

Closing the gap is vital - Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)

“It must be acknowledged that the prolonged attempts by successive governments to reform the state of Indigenous health need to be replaced by a more focused and consistent approach which significantly prioritises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leadership,” says Michael Moore, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Health Association o

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New leadership needed in WA to reduce incarceration, build schools in prisons and transform lives - SBS (blog)

As West Australians vote in the state government elections tomorrow, one in 13 of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adult males are in prison.

Nearly two and a half years ago, the state’s Premier, Colin Barnett, fronted more than a thousand protestors at the steps of parliament. They were calling for urgent changes following the death of 2

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