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Albanese reaffirms Uluru Statement pledge on National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister and Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese reaffirmed his commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart on Thursday's National Sorry Day, calling the document "an act of grace ... which will bring us closer together as a nation". National Sorry Day this year marked the 25th anniversary since […]

Randwick flags to fly at half-mast for National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Flags at Randwick's Town Hall will fly at half-mast on Thursday to mark National Sorry Day after councillors observed a minute's silence at a meeting this week to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to experience from the Stolen Generations period. In the […]

Defiant Invasion Day protesters gather in the Domain

By ALLISON HORE Despite being threatened by fines and arrests, thousands of protesters turned up in The Domain for an unauthorised Invasion Day rally. Undeterred by COVID-19 public health orders restricting the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings and police threats to enforce said restrictions, Sydney’s annual Invasion Day protest went ahead with […]

Raining Stories – Warren Roberts and YARN

By MARK MORDUE Splotches of rain hit the page and the birds in the trees above me start shouting. Big storm is coming. You can smell it in the air. Talking to Warren Roberts of YARN makes for a similarly charged 15-minute interview. All the time I feel like I might break on through to […]

Invasion Day averted in the Inner West

BY JESSICA DE VERA New citizens may soon receive an invitation to be sworn in as Australian citizens during NAIDOC Week instead of Australia Day. Inner West Council will be the first council in NSW to initiate and hold a citizenship ceremony during NAIDOC Week, which is held in the first week of July each […]

Dance dreaming pays off

There was a time when 35-year-old Deborah Brown would have scoffed at the thought of winning a Helpmann Award for her dancing. In fact, she would have scoffed at the idea of having a career in dance at all. “My mum got me into ballet and tap classes after school when I was growing up […]