NATIONAL: The Senate has passed the Act of Recognition, which is aimed at setting a timeframe for recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution.
NATIONAL: Parliament has taken the next steps towards constitutional reform, passing the Act of Recognition on the fifth anniversary of the national apology to the Stolen Generations.
NATIONAL: Aboriginal leader Mick Gooda hopes an Act of Recognition will pass parliament on the fifth anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations.
NATIONAL: Indigenous parliamentary commissioners should be appointed to advance the push for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Music group Yothu Yindi have used their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame to call for the recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Constitution.
NATIONAL: The Gillard government has introduced its Act of Recognition bill, designed to replace the promised referendum into constitutional reform in the interim, which could be delayed for at least the next two years.
NATIONAL: The Gillard government has introduced legislation to put through an Act of Recognition.
NATIONAL: NICOLE WATSON* searches the archives of ATSIC’s website and laments the fact we have no national independent voice.
NATIONAL: The ARIA-winning singer Dan Sultan has accused Australia of being a “fundamentally racist country” ahead of a series of protest concerts.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: South Australians are being asked how Aboriginal people should be recognised in the state’s constitution.
AFL INDIGENOUS ROUND: This weekend the AFL celebrates and honours the contribution of Aboriginal players to the Aboriginal game of Marngrook, or as its commonly known, AFL.
AMAZING PEOPLE, PLACES: Chris Graham travelled to Central Australia to research the affects of the Northern Territory intervention.
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