January 19, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
A panel of Australian citizens on Thursday proposed that the country's Constitution recognize the Australian indigenous population, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Currently, although Aborigines make up almost three percent of the Australian population, they are not ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Julia Zebley
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday a rebuked Australia for its political, rather than human rights based approach to indigenous people and asylum-seekers. Although she criticized some of the nation's practices, she had considerable praise for "a strong history of ...[read more]
November 8, 2010
by LaToya Sawyer
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday announced a national referendum that seeks to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Constitution. Currently, although Aborigines make up almost three percent of the Australian population, they are not mentioned in the ...[read more]
April 23, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
The Federal Court of Australia on Wednesday ruled that a lower court made several errors of law in its 2006 decision giving Aborigines native title to land in the Australian city of Perth, and said that the case must be reheard. The Australian government appealed the decision in October 2006, ...[read more]
February 15, 2008
by Patrick Porter
Australian Aborigine groups said Friday they are preparing lawsuits in response to an offical apology delivered Wednesday by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in an address to Parliament, publicly accepting responsibility for the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal people under the laws a... ...[read more]
October 5, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Australian Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said Thursday that the Australian government plans to appeal a court decision giving Aborigines native title to land in the city of Perth, saying the ruling could prevent non-indigenous people from having access to public parks and beaches in the area. ...[read more]

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