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Aboriginal Origins & Egyptian Glyphs in Australia | Steven & Evan Strong on Red Ice Radio - 2013-10-18

Steven and Evan Strong join us from New South Wales, Australia to discuss their claim that Aboriginal people set sail from Australia, 50,000 years ago. They ...

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First Nations: Voices of the Matriarchy

First Nations: Voices of the Matriarchy | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Fifty years after the 1967 referendum, works by First Nations writers continue to play a key role in activism and change in Australia. Evelyn Araluen, Hannah Donnelly, Nayuka Gorrie and Alison Whittaker are part of the next wave of First Nations women writers. In a not-to-be-missed event, these writers talk about community and courage, including a ‘live lit response’ honouring the matriarchal writers who have shaped their journeys. Hosted by guest curator Ellen van Neerven. @SydWritersFest on Friday. https://t.co/kIAsfmsgGt…

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Indigenous Australians Win Decades-Long Land Rights Battle

Indigenous Australians Win Decades-Long Land Rights Battle | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Indigenous Australians Win Decades-Long Land Rights Battle - After a 30-year battle, indigenous groups on Australia's Cape York

 
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Change the story: how Victoria is tackling 'institutional racism' in child protection

Change the story: how Victoria is tackling 'institutional racism' in child protection | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Twenty years after the Bringing Them Home report, state commissioner Andrew Jackomos says it can’t be right that 91% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care in Victoria are still placed with non-Indigenous families
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Indigenous community concerned over Aboriginal language legislation

Indigenous community concerned over Aboriginal language legislation | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The Indigenous community expresses concern about a proposed law in NSW to protect Aboriginal languages.
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Constitutional recognition: Aboriginal Tasmanians to argue for compensation deal at Uluru summit - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Constitutional recognition: Aboriginal Tasmanians to argue for compensation deal at Uluru summit - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Constitutional recognition: Aboriginal Tasmanians to argue for compensation deal at Uluru summit#auspol NO https://t.co/Ufk8501Z6J
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'Unfinished business' of stolen generations puts more children at risk – report

'Unfinished business' of stolen generations puts more children at risk – report | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Call for action on the 54 Bringing Them Home recommendations, most of which have either not been adopted or have only been partly implemented
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20 years on, Stolen Generation still waits

20 years on, Stolen Generation still waits | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
When indigenous campaigner Mick Dodson looked around the Great Hall in Parliament House he saw familiar faces.
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Press Release: The Pemulwuy Project set to open opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Press Release: The Pemulwuy Project set to open opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

Sydney, 27th March 2017 – The Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) unveiled its funding model for the Pemulwuy Project at the community consultation event on 9th March 2017. 

 
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Aboriginal Health #obesity : 10 major health organisations support #sugartax to fund chronic disease and obesity #prevention

Aboriginal Health #obesity : 10 major health organisations support #sugartax to fund chronic disease and obesity #prevention | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
“Young Australians, people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and socially disadvantaged groups are the highest consumers of sugary drinks. These groups are also most responsive to price changes, and are likely to gain the largest health benefit from a levy on sugary drinks due to reduced consumption , A health levy on sugary…
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Australia's race discrimination reforms spark debate - Nikkei Asian Review

Australia's race discrimination reforms spark debate   - Nikkei Asian Review | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE -- A bid by Australia's center-right prime minister to scale back race-hate laws that have been blamed for stifling expression has reignited
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Aboriginal suicides continue in Leonora as undertaker buries his son

Aboriginal suicides continue in Leonora as undertaker buries his son | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
In a WA community still recovering from a spate of Aboriginal suicides, the son of the town undertaker has become the latest person to take his life.
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Australia values the rights of bigots more than the lives of Aboriginal people

Australia values the rights of bigots more than the lives of Aboriginal people | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The furore over Bill Leak’s death, and the effect it had on the RDA shows again that the dominant class do not value Aboriginal life, writes AMY MCQUIRE.
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Dark tourism, Aboriginal imprisonment and the ‘prison tree’ that wasn’t

Dark tourism, Aboriginal imprisonment and the ‘prison tree’ that wasn’t | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
There is no evidence to support the marketing of an ancient boab in Western Australia as a tree that once held Aboriginal prisoners. The story is a myth that elides the tree's deep significance to Indigenous people.
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Arnhem Land performer inspiring kids with goal to be first to rap in Indigenous language

Arnhem Land performer inspiring kids with goal to be first to rap in Indigenous language | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Arnhem Land performer inspiring kids with goal to be first to rap in Indigenous language - Musician and dancer Baker Boy had a clear goa
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Lois Peeler on inspiring the next generation of Indigenous Australians

Lois Peeler on inspiring the next generation of Indigenous Australians | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Lois Peeler on inspiring the next generation of Indigenous Australians - Among the notable Australians pausing to reflect on the 50t
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'Brave, ruthless and utterly compelling': Leah Purcell wins big at NSW premier's literary awards

'Brave, ruthless and utterly compelling': Leah Purcell wins big at NSW premier's literary awards | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The playwright’s adaptation of The Drover’s Wife will soon tour nationally and abroad, and may become a TV series – with a film already in the works
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Stolen Generations survivors call for national compensation fund

Stolen Generations survivors call for national compensation fund | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Two decades ago, the Bringing Them Home inquiry found Stolen Generations children were subjected to gross human rights violations.
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Explainer: why 300 Indigenous leaders are meeting at Uluru this week

Explainer: why 300 Indigenous leaders are meeting at Uluru this week | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
At Uluru, Indigenous representatives from across Australia will aim to reach consensus on what constitutional recognition means to them.
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Melbourne priest charged with sexual assault of Aboriginal girls

Melbourne priest charged with sexual assault of Aboriginal girls | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Retired Catholic priest from Melbourne charged with crimes against four Aboriginal girls.
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Five breakthrough moments of democracy in South Australia

Five breakthrough moments of democracy in South Australia | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
South Australia has led the way in voting, Indigenous and social reform movements, and a new centre celebrating these achievements opens today.
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Global systematic review of Indigenous community-led legal interventions to control alcohol

Objectives The national and subnational governments of most developed nations have adopted cost-effective regulatory and legislative controls over alcohol supply and consumption with great success. However, there has been a lack of scrutiny of the effectiveness and appropriateness of these laws in shaping the health-related behaviours of Indigenous communities, who disproportionately experience alcohol-related harm. Further, such controls imposed unilaterally without Indigenous consultation have often been discriminatory and harmful in practice.

Setting, participants and outcome measures In this systematic review of quantitative evaluations of Indigenous-led alcohol controls, we aim to investigate how regulatory responses have been developed and implemented by Indigenous communities worldwide, and evaluate their effectiveness in improving health and social outcomes. We included articles from electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Web of Science from inception to December 2015.

Results Our search yielded 1489 articles from which 18 met the inclusion criteria. Controls were implemented in rural and remote populations of high-income nations. Communities employed a range of regulatory options including alcohol rationing, prohibition of sale, importation or possession, restrictions on liquor sold, times of sale or mode of sale, Indigenous-controlled liquor licensing, sin tax and traditional forms of control. 11 studies reported interventions that were effective in reducing crime, injury deaths, injury, hospitalisations or lowering per capita consumption. In six studies interventions were found to be ineffective or harmful. The results were inconclusive in one.

Conclusions Indigenous-led policies that are developed or implemented by communities can be effective in improving health and social outcomes.
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Archie Roach to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award

Archie Roach to Receive Australia's Ted Albert Award | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Roach will be honored at the APRA Awards next month in Sydney, while organizers announced Adele will collect another trophy.
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Indigenous Incarceration: Australia’s Shame

Indigenous Incarceration: Australia’s Shame | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The proportion of Indigenous prisoners in NSW prisons has risen 35% since the Coalition government came to power in 2011. Read our blog post for more here.
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‘Treated like animals' and isolated without toilets, Aboriginal Kids' Commissioner slams government

‘Treated like animals' and isolated without toilets, Aboriginal Kids' Commissioner slams government | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A damning report into Victoria’s youth justice system has highlighted shocking cases of extended isolation, poor sanitary conditions and chronic understaffing.
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The largest dinosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'

The largest dinosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in 'Australia's Jurassic Park' | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
On a 25-kilometer stretch o
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