The Referendum Council has recommended that just one key question should be taken to a potential referendum to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a place in Australia’s Constitution.
The Referendum Council’s “modest” (their word) recommendation for an Indigenous advisory body to parliament and nothing else by way of constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples is symptomatic of the current disarray and dysfunction of Australian politics when it comes to big issues.
The latest Essential Research weekly poll published Tuesday 18 October showed Labor’s lead on the two-party preferred calculation increasing to 52 to 48 per cent.
South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi says he will not be “dissuaded” from his attempts to rewrite section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
As planning for a national plebiscite on constitutional recognition seems to be bogged down, a parallel debate has developed on the need for a more concrete treaty with the first Australians.
The Government’s rapid response to revelations of children being brutalised in a Northern Territory juvenile detention facility have unravelled almost as quickly.
ALP leader Bill Shorten says a Labor government after July 2 will make a major commitment to preventive health strategies for Indigenous Australians.
Bill Shorten says a Labor government will invest an additional $100 million to support Indigenous students to succeed at school, and boost the number of Indigenous teachers.
Federal budget funding increase of just $33 million a year for three years to address violence against women and children will have devastating and dangerous consequences for those affected by family violence, Fair Agenda has warned.
Australian Governments need to devote more resources to determining which programs aimed at addressing indigenous disadvantage are working, the Productivity Commission has said in a report.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs has established a new Inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students.
Two native title determinations affecting more than 20,000 square kilometres in the Pilbara region have been announced by Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Parliament is in the middle of a two week recess and will resume on Monday 7 September for a two week sitting.
The Environment Department has published a draft set of guidelines which aims to improve how proponents engage and consult Indigenous people during the environmental assessment process.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has published the latest progress report on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – the fifth in a series published every two years.
The Commonwealth Government has announced two new measures to significantly increase the development and growth of Indigenous businesses and employment.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in the annual Closing the Gap report to Parliament, said that improving the lives of Australia’s first people was a challenge beyond partisan politics.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Government will define a timeframe for a referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition within weeks.
The ‘Recognise’ campaign, funded by the Government to help build awareness and support across the community for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had almost 189,000 registered supporters by last month.
An independent review has highlighted the need for strong native title holding bodies that are able to maximise the potential for social and economic development for Indigenous people.
The Federal Government has released the report it commissioned from Ernst & Young to review the operations of the Indigenous Land Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia.
The Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council has been pleased by the rate of progress in implementing the Remote School Attendance Strategy.