indigenous affairs

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Patronising racial stereotypes that laud Aboriginal peoples' natural sporting prowess are impeding the development of Aboriginal leadership in sport and its many flow-on benefits, a UNSW researcher has found. 

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A vote on constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians is unlikely before 2018. But Paul Kildea warns that the longer the consultation process goes on, the more debate is likely to split and fracture.

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Like the young man shackled to a chair, it seems Indigenous people have little say in their fate, writes Louise Taylor. 

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Stan Grant delivers the Wallace Wurth Lecture at UNSW Sydney, a powerful and emotive speech entitled “From Reconciliation to Rights: Shaping a Bigger Australia."

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The accomplishments of successful royal commissions flow not just from strong findings and recommendations but from intelligent procedure, writes Grant Hoole.

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Despair. In a word, this is the universal sentiment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders I have spoken to about the state of Aboriginal policy in Australia, writes Megan Davis.

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A group of UNSW Law alumni has come up with a unique form of philanthropy, collectively donating $100,000 to fund college living expenses for an outstanding Indigenous law student.  

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Armed with a video camera, ten UNSW Law students have ventured across the Great Dividing Range into Wiradjuri country, seeking insights into life for the region's Aboriginal people.

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In 2015, 10 UNSW Law students headed to central west NSW to learn more about the Wiradjuri Aboriginal community.

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Formalising consultation with Indigenous people through a constitutionally mandated advisory group is an innovative and meaningful solution to the recognition deadlock, legal experts say.

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