indigenous affairs

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UNSW Law student Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts has overcome adversity to win the distinguished John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship awarded by the Law Council of Australia.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is not being heard in the debate around Australia Day and it is indicative of the state of Indigenous affairs in Australia, writes Gemma McKinnon.

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Four generations, three languages and multiple cultural and theatrical traditions combine to great effect in the Sydney Festival production My Name Is Jimi, writes Caroline Wake.

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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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