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Murder of Indigenous Teenager in Western Australia Brings Despair, Deja Vu
October 26, 2022

Murder of Indigenous Teenager in Western Australia Brings Despair, Deja Vu

By Dechlan Brennan
The murder of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey is not just a tragedy; “sadly, it is a pattern.”

How Western Australia Criminalizes Indigenous Children
October 07, 2022

How Western Australia Criminalizes Indigenous Children

By Dechlan Brennan
The state’s disturbingly high rate of Indigenous incarceration is a direct result of punitive measures that push people – including minors – into the prison system.
Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People
September 28, 2022

Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Grant Wyeth
The new government is fulfilling its election commitment to establish a First Nations Foreign Policy. 

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs
September 16, 2022

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs

By Dechlan Brennan
In addition to the perennial debate over becoming a republic, Australia is also considering adding an Indigenous voice to Parliament.

Why Australia’s Indigenous People Fear the Police
March 22, 2022

Why Australia’s Indigenous People Fear the Police

By Dechlan Brennan
Thirty years after a landmark report on inequality, Australia’s justice system remains plagued by structural racism.

Australia Marks National Day With Protests, Calming Words
January 27, 2021

Australia Marks National Day With Protests, Calming Words

By Associated Press
Protesters called for Australia Day – bitterly referred to as “Invasion Day” – to be abolished.

Time for Australia to Say ‘Indigenous Lives Matter’
June 11, 2020

Time for Australia to Say ‘Indigenous Lives Matter’

By Pascale Hunt
As in the United States, there are structural and cultural aspects to racial violence in Australia.
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