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Torres Strait Islanders: Ethnic group
Torres Strait Islanders ( ) are the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia. Ethnically distinct from the Aboriginal people of the rest of Australia, they are commonly referred to separately. Five Torres Strait Islander communities live on the nearby coast of the Queensland mainland at Bamaga, Seisia, Injinoo, Umagico and New Mapoon.


Scott Morrison shuns Torres Strait Islanders worried about climate change

Scott Morrison has declined to visit the homes of a group of Torres Strait Islanders who are taking their complaint against government inaction on climate change to the UN.
SBS - Published

‘Urgent need’: Demands for national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

There are widespread calls for a national commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people over an ‘urgent need’ to combat discrimination and disadvantage.
SBS - Published

Number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care expected to double

A national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's strategy is needed to curb the number of Indigenous children in child protection, a report argues.
SBS - Published

The Imagination Declaration: Young Indigenous Australians want to be heard – but will we listen?

When you think of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kid, or in fact any kid, imagine what’s possible. Don’t define us through the lens of disadvantage […] Expect the best of us. – Excerpt..
SBS - Published

At this school, Indigenous students are teaching classmates about their culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at a school in Sydney have been putting their teaching skills to the test during NAIDOC Week celebrations.
SBS - Published

Legendary actor David Gulpilil wins top NAIDOC honour

Gulpilil joined a number of notable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were honoured in the annual National NAIDOC Awards on Saturday night.
The Age - Published

Australia’s HIV elimination success overshadowed by Indigenous neglect

Indigenous dancer Jacob Boehme is breaking down stigmas of being black, gay and HIV positive - at a time when infection rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders continue to rise.
SBS - Published

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