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Australia Far Away from Reconciliation

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 9th February 2016 - 
The number of people who support reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is on the rise, but racial abuse of first Australians is still rampant, a landmark

Grim Outlook on Human Rights in Australia – Report

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th February 2015 -  Amnesty International’s annual review of human rights has criticised Australia for its poor response to a growing refugee crises at home and overseas – including abuses…

Jobs Gap Widens For Indigenous Workers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 26th May 2014 -  Primary education, Year 12 attainment and post-school qualifications for Indigenous students have been on the rise but employment is not improving, the latest report on Indigenous…

2014 Westpac Community Grants Available

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th February 2014 -  Banking giant Westpac will award more than half a million dollars in funding to Not for Profits committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians, as part of its 2014 Community…

Indigenous Job Opportunities Following Agreement Expansion

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th July 2013 -  Indigenous Australian job seekers will receive increased employment opportunities under a renewed and expanded National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation.…

Young People Keen on Reconciliation – Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th November 2012 - 
The Yarn About Youth report has revealed young people's attitudes to reconciliation.  A new survey has found the majority of young Australians (81%) have a strong desire…

Indigenous “Homeless Away from Home”

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 30th October 2012 -  The seasonal mobility of aboriginal people is placing unexpected pressure on housing, social and education services in regional centres according to a new study. Minister for Housing…

Govt Moves on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th September 2012 - 
Photo courtesy: The Gillard Government will ask Parliament to pass an Act of Recognition acknowledging the unique and special place of Indigenous Australians.…

Local Health Initiatives Best for Indigenous Communities – Study

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 31st January 2012 -  Community managed and initiated programs can result in vast improvements in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, according to new research. Released today by Closing


It’s Time to Recognise Indigenous Australians in our Constitution

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th December 2011 -  This article is by Melissa Castan Senior Lecturer, and Deputy Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, and was first published by The Conversation

Govt Warned on ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Welfare Quarantining

Staff Reporter, Friday, 28th October 2011 -  The Federal Government’s controversial welfare quarantining in the Northern Territory may face opposition from the nation’s peak indigenous body. The first major…

Is There a Better Approach to Remote Aboriginal Communities?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th October 2011 - 

With social and economic indicators showing that Government spending is doing little to assist Aboriginal Australians, Mission Australia CEO and CSI Blog Contributor Toby Hall
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