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Yabun Festival celebrates 20th anniversary at Victoria Park

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Yabun Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday as people from the inner city and beyond converged at Victoria Park and its surrounds to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. Victoria Park welcomed both the Corroboree and the Yabun marketplace, while the neighbouring Seymour Centre was home to […]

Thousands rally at Town Hall for Invasion Day march on the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

By PATRICK MCKENZIE First Nations people should be aware that this article contains the names of people who have passed away. Thousands gathered at Town Hall today to rally in recognition of January 26 as a day of survival and mourning for Indigenous people across Australia. From 10:00 am, participants in the protest heard from […]

Thousands take to the streets in national day of action against Indigenous deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Protests were held across the country on Saturday to mark three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The national day of action called for justice for Indigenous people who have lost their lives in police custody.  The royal commission, which ran between 1987 and 1991, made 339 recommendations […]

Looking back at the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, three decades on

By ALLISON HORE April 10th marks the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. But in the three decades since the landmark Royal Commission, Indigenous activists say the core recommendations, of the report’s 339, have been enacted by any government. The commission began in 1987 following campaigning by Indigenous activists over […]

Calls for independent body to investigate deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Domain on Monday to call for the establishment of an independent body to investigate Indigenous deaths in custody.  Attending the rally were families of a number of Indigenous people who had died while being held in police custody. They are calling for a new, First […]