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Listening to the heart: what now for Indigenous recognition after the Uluru summit?

The statement from the constitutional convention at Uluru reflects long-held Indigenous aspirations. Delegates at the First Nations...

Grattan on Friday: Pauline Hanson’s strategist James Ashby can be a risky guy to have around

The Australian Federal Police is evaluating a recording in which Pauline Hanson’s adviser James Ashby...

SCHAPELLE BOUND FOR AUSTRALIA

Well it’s finally happened, Indonesian parole authorities have had a gutful of Schapelle Corby and her family...

JAPANS PRINCESS MAKO turns her back on Royal Status

Princess Mako of Japan turns her back on her royal status, to marry a commoner. It can be...

Lessons of 1967 referendum still apply to debates on constitutional recognition

Painting the 1967 referendum as a ‘success’ in terms of effective reform for Aboriginal people is...

MELBOURNE TRAM AND TRUCK COLLIDE during peak hour

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PIPPA MIDDLETON WEDS

It was London’s society wedding of the year, and the world was watching to see how it...

Grattan on Friday: Budget-making is undermined by the continuous election campaign

Scott Morrison has been on the campaign trail selling the budget. The budget did enough to...

White House under siege as scandal follows scandal – and it won’t end any time soon

The White House appears to be in disarray amid outrage at reports that Donald Trump shared  sensitive...

Grattan on Friday: With Malcolm Turnbull in pursuit, Bill Shorten decides to run faster

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten runs past Old Parliament House in Canberra.  Scott Morrison is by nature...

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    The statement from the constitutional convention at Uluru reflects long-held Indigenous aspirations. Delegates at the First Nations Constitutional Convention at Uluru have issued a powerful “statement from the heart”. They called for the establishment of a “First Nations Voice” enshrined in the Australian Constitution, and a commission to progress treaty-making between governments and Indigenous people. The Uluru statement reflects long-held...

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    Listening to the heart: what now for Indigenous recognition after the Uluru summit?

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