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Constitutional recognition and change for the benefit of Australia’s First Peoples has recently emerged as the focus of Indigenous politics.
This article critiques the ‘top-down’ nature of the constitutional recognition movement, specifically the Recognise campaign. It highlights the campaign’s contribution to the‘politics of distraction’...
This article assesses the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians' Report and proposals from the perspective of constitutional theory.
In January 2012, the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians (‘Expert Panel’) delivered its report to the then...
The independent Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government was appointed in August 2011 by the Australian Government.
The Panel was tasked with consulting the community on whether Australia's Constitution should be changed to include local government.
The Panel consulted...
This report outlines the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group’s final recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on the design of the Aboriginal Representative Body.
Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if our citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past.
In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the role of history in making and unmaking the nation. From Captain Cook to...
There is an urgent need for culturally appropriate ways of assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kinship carers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering into out‐of‐home care in the Australian statutory child protection system.
In February 2018, the South Australian Government signed an agreement with the Narungga Nation, as a significant milestone towards Treaty.
Negotiations also occurred in 2017-2018 with the Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri Nations.
In February 2017, Dr Roger Thomas was appointed as Treaty Commissioner to...
In June 2018 the Northern Territory government asserted that is was committed to commencing discussion on developing a Treaty (or Treaties) with First Nations peoples in the Northern Territory.
This report uses Māori mental health data from three population surveys to highlight findings about whanaungatanga and belonging, cultural connectedness and reconnection, and cultural identity for Māori mental wellbeing.
Everyone in Australia has the right to access quality, inclusive and culturally safe aged care services that cater to their individual needs and respect their background and life experiences.
The Australian Government has published the Aged Care Diversity Framework and a series of action...