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Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe is challenging the federal government to answer how its Voice to Parliament plan will deliver First Nations peoples sovereignty. Paul Gregoire reports.

It is abundantly clear that billionaires run parliament. To take them on, we must build a party and movement capable of improving people’s lives outside the cycle of electoral politics, argues Max Chandler-Mather

The United States Supreme Court ruling on June 29 represents a major setback to First Nations peoples’ legal rights. Malik Miah reports.

Human rights activist Stephen Langford has finally been acquitted of “malicious damage” for pasting of the words of Governor Lachlan Macquarie on his statue in Hyde Park. Jim McIlroy reports.

First Nations people have historically been excluded from Australian universities. Even so-called “sandstone universities” were built on a foundation of invasion, genocide and land theft, writes Markela Panegyres.

More than a dozen people blocked the entrance to the Nioa munitions company on June 16 ahead of a national day of action with Northern Territory First Nations communities. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O’Shane’s campaign for the seat of Leichhardt for Socialist Alliance in Far North Queensland was launched on February 13. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Scenes from the Invasion Day rally in Meanjin/Brisbane

A nation that refuses to confront the truth that modern Australia was built on violent dispossession and genocide is incapable of addressing the legacies of invasion, argues Janet Parker.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

First Nations children are still being stolen from their family, culture and Country — and at an increasing rate. Markela Panegyres reports on a NSW Greens' bill that is seeking to make this colonial practice illegal.

Protest for JC

Protesters in Boorloo (Perth) demanded justice for slain Yamaji woman JC, reports Alex Salmon.

A Victorian coroner has found that a high-speed police pursuit resulting in the death of First Nations man Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas in 2017 was unjustified. Chris Slee reports.

Eight Torres Strait Islander elders are taking the federal government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee over its inaction on climate change. Coral Wynter reports. 

Government neglect is to blame for the COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affecting First Nations communities in regional New South Wales. Rachel Evans, Paul Oboohov, Coral Wynter report.

The federal government has failed to consult Ngemba elders about a new development at the Ngemba Fish Traps in Brewarrina. Rachel Evans and Gill Boehringer report.

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