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Indigenous people feel powerless in their own country and this was articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, writes Harry Hobbs.

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A national survey has found widespread support for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, contrary to views expressed by the Turnbull Government that such a proposal would receive limited public backing. 

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The proposed Indigenous voice to parliament is nowhere near as radical as the government portrays it, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and former Referendum Council member Megan Davis will deliver a free public lecture on the role of truth and justice in constitutional reform at UNSW on 13 September.

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A simple referendum question about consitutional change would leave the parliament to handle the detail of how to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a voice in the legislative process, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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In an edited extract, Megan Davis, Noel Pearson and Pat Anderson argue for a mechanism that will allow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to participate more directly in decision-making in Canberra. 

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Commemorating events like Sorry Day is an important act of support for Indigenous Australians and demonstrates a genuine commitment to building community, a UNSW Sorry Day gathering has been told.

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As 300 Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders gather at Uluru, Harry Hobbs explains the role of this First Nations Convention in the process of constitutional reform.

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A symposium at UNSW on 26 May will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report.

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Law Professor Megan Davis says it will be an honour in her new role to showcase and develop UNSW research across important areas of Indigenous policy, while nurturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars.

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