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Aboriginal history "crucial" for national curriculum: Schools
Dept. of Education, Assoc. of Independent Schools and the Catholic Education Commission have lodged a highly critical submission.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: A new threat to our Sovereignty
There is concern to Aboriginal People on an attack to Intellectual Property of a cultural nature and the loss of 'ownership' and on flowing benefit from traditional medicines.

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Indigenous Diggers to Tell Their Stories
After laying down their lives for their country, they returned to the same discriminatory policies prevalent before they left for defence service.

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Jack Green talks about the Sacred Sites Act
Jack Green I'm a Mumbalia person sitting here talking about this Act that the Government wants to take it away, that Sacred Sites Act.They want to take it away from our people.

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Lest We Remember: the Australian War Memorial and the Frontier Wars
The War Memorial was advised to acknowledge the frontier wars in 1979, accepting that colonial conflict is part of our military history, but the Memorial still holds out.

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First Nations sacred site attacked by vandals in Tubba-Gah country
In Tubba-Gah country, New South Wales, a local Aboriginal site has been desecrated, the scarred tree at its centre has been burned and its shelter torn down.

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Songlines project sparks Indigenous culture war
There are issues relating to an enterprise to map the songlines of First Nations people with the tools of modern science with Aboriginal participation.

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Arnhem Land traditional owners: No fracking on land & sea
Traditional owners burn a letter a year ago from miner Paltar Petroleum which wants to undertake fracking in parts at Maningrida, Arnhem Land.

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Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks families
John Pilger: It is happening across Australia in a scandalous abuse of human rights that evokes the stolen generation of the last century.

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Mandatory Sentencing and Indigenous Australians
Enforcing mandatory detention on punitive offences with juveniles inevitably results in a much higher percentage of young First Nations people in prisons.

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Warriors in a forgotten war: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheneer
Dr Clare Land provides a clearer and more comprehensive account of the Freedom Fighters from Tasmania that were hung in Victoria in 1842 - Radio Interview.

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Gutting the Racial Discrimination Act: Ray Jackson
Ray Jackson's warning against gutting the racial discrimination act to make it legally possible for racial, religious, gender, and other discriminatory acts.

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Government racism razes Swan Valley Nyungah Community
The Western Australian State Government sent in demolition contractors to raze the vacant residences of the Swan Valley Nyungah Community.

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First Nations peoples lived in villages and farmed before invasion
We're told that First Nations people were nomads, yet there is significant evidence of villages, farming and trading systems around the country.

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Book argues against Aboriginal 'hunter gatherer' history
A fresh perspective of Indigenous history showing evidence of village populations, crop harvesting, and irrigation, is all explored Bruce Pascoe's new book Dark Emu.

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Hundreds more young people will suicide before 2015
How many more people must die? Whose child will be next? How many bodies do we have to climb over before there is any sense of urgency?

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Why all Australian kids should learn First Nation peoples history
The current type of thinking feeds racist stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes which continue to marginalise and disassociate Aboriginal Australians.

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Neoliberalism driven to control of Aboriginal lands and assimilation
Neo-liberalism is a hungry beast and this 21st Century strain of capitalism is shaping the agenda for control of Aboriginal lands.

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The plight of intellectually impaired Aboriginal offenders
An investigation has revealed dozens of intellectually disabled Aboriginal people are being kept in prison indefinitely because of a lack of proper healthcare facilities.

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Historian shines a light on the dark heart of Australia's nationhood
Henry Reynolds says the frontier war of the violent dispossession of Indigenous Australians - raises questions of global importance about the ownership of an entire continent

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Child Protection repeating 'Stolen Generations'
While social services deny targeting Aboriginal families when removing children from families, but the statistics of out-of-home care paint a disturbing picture.

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Remote Aboriginal housing is now on govt's table
A top-down brain-wave for remote housing by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Nigel Scullion, does not to have the consent of the First Nations peoples that it will effect.

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Nothing will be done about the suicides crisis states expert
The Government which has been selling itself on improving conditions for First Nations people has in fact done nothing so far. It's abysmally failing.

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Ray Jackson provides an overview of the 'TJ Hickey' injustices
There is resistance by the NSW police and 2 Aboriginal 'Leaders' to allow the grieving Hickey family respect and the chance to honour TJ's death.

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The Way Ahead: Sovereign rights in the 21st century
Early in the 21st Century the population of Australia's First Peoples is approaching the number here when James Cook made his claim of sovereignty.

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"let us go home" - Rally in Perth
Many of our People are now sleeping under trees, in vacant blocks, in parks, in car parks, in alleyways. Young people are growing up in the homeless lifestyle.

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Tasered and blinded, Shelia Oakley vows to hold police to account
Without any warning, Sheila Oakley was tasered on the doorstep of her home - leaving the metal taser barb lodged in her eye by a police officer.

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APY elders share sacred songline with the world
One of Central Australia's oldest intact songlines called the Ngintaka, or Perentie Lizard, dreaming is being painstakingly preserved.

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Women charged for racial attack on blind Aboriginal bus passenger
This report includes disturbing footage of a blind, elderly Aboriginal man being punched, kicked and spat on in a shocking, racially-motivated attack by two girls.

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What is the meaning of 'an aboriginal purpose'?
Judgement day for Wayne Wharton and Hamish Chitts will be in Brisbane Magistrates court on 28 March 2014. They are defending their stance have a sacred fire on land for Aboriginal Purposes.

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'mega-flawed' police investigation into death of boy
Police quickly concluded that the death was an accident, but how did they reach this conclusion? A coronial inquest found evidence strongly suggested foul play.

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Experts say racism is affecting the health of our Peoples
Indigenous people face twice the risk of death through a coronary event and when having a coronary in hospital they are 40 percent less likely to receive a stent

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Victoria's anti-protest laws pass lower house by one vote
The controversial new 'anti-protest' laws that give Victorian police unprecedented powers to disperse protesters has passed Victoria’s lower house.

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Fears for Race Discrimination Act under Redneck commissioner
Is is feared that smartypants and redneck, Tim Wilson, may re-activate the 'white Australia policy' in his new role as Human Rights Commissioner

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Ten years and no justice for TJ
Gayle Hickey, TJ’s mother said she will not stop until there's a plaque on the fence, a new inquest re-opened and an apology from the NSW government

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Freedom Fighters commemoration in Melbourne
The atmosphere was like a "racecourse", the Port Phillip Herald reported, "… with spectators as anxiously awaiting the awful scene as if it were a prize-ring".

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"Abo's", the frontier wars and the squeaky clean invaders!
An extreme racist letter was sent to Sovereign Union by a Max Milton Macalister esquire', who explains that he is proud of his forefathers massacres.

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Australia Day is a time for mourning, not celebration
The refusal to celebrate Australia Day is part of an ongoing fight for the recognition of the abuse of Indigenous people's rights.

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1788 to 2014 - From invasion to resistance in Australia
Across a vast stretch of northern Australia, extending at least from Borroloola to the Kimberley, Aborigines tell the tale of a murderous white man

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Melbourne to honour Aboriginal Freedom Fighters
Melbourne City Council will build a memorial to two Aborigines who in 1842 were the first people executed in Melbourne.

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