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Torres Strait Islander

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Recognition of Aborigines in Australia’s Constitution is a priority


Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis, has declared that despite being a constitutional conservative, he has an “open mind” about the way the Constitution should be altered to recognise indigenous Australians, vowing to have a form of words settled by July next year. Senator Brandis revealed that work on developing constitutional change would begin immediately and be … Continue reading

Australia’s Aborigines blame racism for poor health standards


This week, the Australian government launched its new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan. As with all such plans, much depends on how it is implemented. With the details of how it is to be turned into meaningful action yet to be worked out, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and … Continue reading

Indigenous culture, but not at all costs, says Australian Child Protection Commissioner


The need to maintain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture should not override a child’s ability to move into the mainstream, Queensland’s Child Protection Commissioner says. Examining the significant over-presentation of indigenous children under state care, former Crime Commissioner and Family Court judge Tim Carmody said it was important that specific indigenous and wider social … Continue reading

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