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Academics consider legal action to force release of records
Historians ask: When will UK's 'Foreign and Commonwealth Office' release thier archive of 1.2m files, dating back to 1840s, hoarded in breach of the 30-year rule?

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Mother's prison funeral leave denied to farewell 13yo son
Geraldton's Greenough Prison inmate, Jodie Brown had her prison leave to attend her young child's funeral pulled at the eleventh hour because of a Serco stuff up.

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Minister of education questions the teaching of Aboriginal history
Redneck Minister wants to steer school curriculum away from the truth about Aboriginal history and instead, a strong slant on the benefits of white colonisation.

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Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality
Does Australia really need this apartheid like Intervention in the Territory, what legacy will we pay for it? Does Australia needs to stop segregating a group of people based on their race?

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Victorian stolen generation and crisis looming in state care
Victoria's new Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Andrew Jackomos, says the state may soon have another "stolen generation" because of the high number of Aboriginal children being removed

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Woman in a wheel chair forced to live on verandah
A First Nations woman in a wheel chair has been living on the verandah until she begin a court action against the NT Housing Department to get appropriate accommodation

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Driven off land by rising rents at Lake Tyers community
Aboriginal shareholder-owners of Victoria's remote Lake Tyers community say they are being driven off their land by being charged ever-increasing rents.

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WA Supreme Court dismisses Stolen Generations compensation claim
Donald and Sylvia and their remaining eight children have had their hearts broken in the WA Supreme Court. The State Government fought against their battle - seen as a test case.

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Apartheid is alive and kicking in Australia
John Pilger wites: The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine virtuously ...

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National Congress told to find thir own funding
The peak Aboriginal body has been told it must prepare to lose its federal funding from next July and find another way to support itself.

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Sydney Uni finds forces killed, raped children in Papua
Indonesian security forces intentionally killed and raped children along with a large number of civilians at a massacre on the West Papuan island of Biak, a tribunal has found.

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Bead currency used in Australia's first export industry
Indigenous Australians traded European glass beads from Macassan seafarers in return for giving them fishing rights on traditional lands as early as the 18th Century, say archaeologists.

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Public monument proposal - 'The Freedom Fighters'
Campaign to erect a public monument to Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, who paid the ultimate price for resisting white colonisation in Victoria.

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First Nations peoples of Australia remember Mandela
When Nelson Mandela visited Australia months after his release from prison in 1990, he upset some Aboriginal activists. How do they feel today?

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Major uranium leak endangers Kakadu – but played down
A million litres of radioactive slurry has contaminated Kakadu National Park from a burst tank at Ranger uranium mine. This toxic accident has has very little press.

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Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country
A Victorian Inquiry which addressed Aboriginal peoples' calls for justice, land rights and self-determination. Background, The Book, The Play and Audio interview

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A major French human rights award has been given to the ISJA
Ray Jackson, along with the Indigenous Social Justice Association, will receive a major French human rights award.

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How British Empire's dirty secrets went up in smoke in the colonies
The full extent of the destruction of Britain's colonial government records during the retreat from empire has been disclosed.

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Specialist doctor quits NT alcohol rehabilitation program in protest
The doctor who is establishing the NT govt's new alcohol rehab program has quit in protest of the treatment of Aboriginal drinkers.

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Arrests at West Papua flag-raising in PNG
Three organisers were taken into custody in Port Morseby, with the PNG government accused of bowing to Indonesian pressure.

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Justice: Aboriginal Boy kicked in the head to wake him up
Marianne Headland MacKay, Deaths in Custody activist in WA, comments on a new report about abuse against Aboriginals by police and the state.

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Radio Africa interview with Michael Anderson & Fred Hooper
Sister Ekua of PARCOE from 'Afrika Speaks' asks a series of pertinent questions regarding the processes related to the World's newest independent Nations.

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No leases - No oil and gas exploration: clans say
Eddie Mason says he doesn't want oil and gas exploration off the Arnhem Land coast - and he doesn't want 99-year leases.

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Don't take our lands - Yami Lester
"If we sign these leases then we are finished forever as people on Country, our rights will disappear into the forgetfulness of time.

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Tasmanian heritage bill - $260,000 fine for practicing culture
A Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer says Aboriginal people in the state could be fined up to $260,000 for practicing their culture.

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Lest We Forget the 'Forgotten war'
Gallipoli centenary is a reminder of unfinished business between settler and Indigenous Australia after a decade of incomplete reconciliation.

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NT First Nations leader calls for rejection of lease deals
Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra says the proposed lease deals are regarded by most Aboriginal people as an effective surrender of title.

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'Close the Gap' quick-fix policy - FAILED
But after a suite of questions from The Stringer, the co-chairs of the Close the Gap campaign agreed the data they rely on is questionable.

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The great lie still underpins Indigenous policy
It's time to acknowledge that the case for self-determination for Aboriginal people in Australia isn't just compelling - it's overwhelming.

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First Nations patch mosaic burning and varanid lizards
A study offers new insights into maintaining animal communities through ecosystem engineering and co-evolution of animals and humans.

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The media and the Intervention
Murdoch press occasionally features useful information but usually with a right-wing gloss – and the Fairfax press tends to ignore the issue altogether.

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Australian First Nations activist refuses Australia Day award
Activist Michael Mansell says he cannot morally accept an Australia Day award nomination because it's linked to the invasion of Australia.

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Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy
Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving mother over the death of her son.

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$25.4 billion spent on Aboriginal disadvantage is a lie
Ther claim that $25.4b annually is invested in Aboriginal peoples is washed through the Australian consciousness as 'fact' but it is a 'crock of shit'

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Council breaches its own policy and dismantles the Portland Tent Embassy
The Glenelg Shire breaches their own Laws to dismantle the The Portland Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

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Australia Old Parliament House - First Nations Insurgence Exhibition
Exhibition includes artists such as Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell and Jennifer Herd, whose individual works are held in major collections.

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Australia 'neglecting UN obligations' by deporting West Papuans
Legal experts say by sending the group to PNG the government has ignored its duty to ensure they are safe from persecution

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First Nations peoples should have key role in bushfire management
Land and Sea Management Alliance said there may be a role for Indigenous Australians to play in helping to decrease the threat of fire and fire damage.

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Both sides debate Noongar land deal
WA's 'South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council' faced off with its most ardent critic over its support of the State's $1.3 billion Native Title package offer.

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Calling all Aboriginal Nations to Canberra
23-24 November 2013: Agenda includes - Sovereignty, self-determination, international Law & relationships, declaring Independence and unification of Nations

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Just 20 yrs ago Indigenous suicide rates matched all Australians
A call for just one Prime Minister or Chief Minister have the guts to admit that we would all be sick and sorry if we were forced to endure such poverty.

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