indigenous affairs

indigenous youth march at black lives matter protest in Australia

UNSW Law & Justice’s Professor Luke McNamara says NAIDOC week provides a moment to reflect on the rate of Indigenous youth incarceration in Australia.

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As we near the anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, the number of First Nations children in out-of-home care has increased.

The Aboriginal flag flying over Parliament House in Canberra

Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.

Tjapukai Shaw, RAAF Indigenous liaison officer, with two young Indigenous men in front of a large aircraft

These issues matter to our strategic allies, particularly in the Pacific. Dutton's climate change scepticism and attitudes toward First Nations people could be damaging.

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The 'voice to government' is to be legislated and separate from the question of symbolic constitutional recognition. This type of reform was resoundingly rejected by the Uluru statement.

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Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.

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Indigenous victims of domestic violence are at greater risk of having their children removed due to lack of appropriate housing.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

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Material Place: Reconsidering Australian Landscapes brings together artists who are thinking through the materiality and representation of the Australian landscape.

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Indigenous procurement policies are kicking goals, but who for?

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