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A national people’s convention on constitutional recognition for Indigenous people could be the circuit breaker the drifting issue needs, writes Paul Kildea.

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More political leadership is needed if the push for constitutional recognition is to emerge from its prolonged holding pattern, writes Paul Kildea.

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Developing practical strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to reinforce their rights in Australia is the focus of an intensive summit at UNSW this week.

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Australia's mining boom and its impact on Aboriginal communities will be the focus of a free public forum tonight at UNSW.

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The Gillard government's announcement that it won't push ahead with the referendum for constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples comes as no surprise, writes Andrew Lynch.

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Change to the Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is more than mere symbolism. It will demonstrably counteract Indigenous disadvantage, argues Paul Kildea.

The abysmal state of indigenous affairs is just one, if the most horrifying, symptom of governance structures locked in the past, argues Professor Peter Shergold, head of the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW.

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