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Indigenous Australians who live on the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and Tiwi Islands

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Aboriginal Australians: Indigenous Australians who live on the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and Tiwi Islands
Aboriginal Australians are the various Indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland and many of its islands, such as Tasmania, Fraser Island, Hinchinbrook Island, the Tiwi Islands, and Groote Eylandt, but excluding the Torres Strait Islands.

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Brandii was sleeping rough in her teens. Many young Indigenous Australians have shared her experience

A new report by national charity Mission Australia reveals the hurdles faced by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.
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BHP concedes the mining industry needs to put significant work into rebuilding trust with Aboriginal land owners

BHP has told a parliamentary inquiry it has no intention of gagging traditional owners but admits the mining industry must rebuild trust with Aboriginal groups.
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Ancient Aboriginal artefacts have been found off the coast of Western Australia

Hundreds of ancient Aboriginal artefacts have been discovered off Western Australia's coast, prompting calls for stronger laws to protect underwater heritage.
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Aboriginal artefacts found off WA coast

Hundreds of ancient Aboriginal artefacts have been discovered off Western Australia's coast, prompting calls for stronger laws to protect underwater heritage.
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Yuendumu community anxious as case against police officer accused of murdering Kumanjayi Walker drags out

NT police officer Zachary Rolfe, who is charged with the murder of Aboriginal teenager Kumanjayi Walker, has appeared in an Alice Springs court via video link.
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Aboriginal activist Lidia Thorpe says First Nations treaty a priority in her role as Greens senator

Aboriginal activist and Victorian MP Lidia Thorpe will fill the seat vacated in the Senate by former Greens leader Richard Di Natale, who has retired.
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Aboriginal activist Lidia Thorpe voted in as historic replacement Greens Senator

Aboriginal activist and Victorian MP Lidia Thorpe will fill the seat vacated in the Senate by former Greens leader Richard Di Natale, who has retired.
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This zoo's Aboriginal worker program had just got started when coronavirus hit

Sydney Zoo was built to showcase a new Aboriginal cultural experience alongside its native animals. Like many independent zoos across the country, it's now hoping to bounce back after the COVID-19..
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250 years since Captain Cook arrived in Australia, his legacy remains fraught

Wednesday marks 250 years since HMS Endeavour sailed into Botany Bay. A descendent of one of the Aboriginal men he first encountered there says the anniversary is an emotional one.
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One Mile Dam: Inside the Aboriginal community fighting to survive

Residents of an Aboriginal camp in Darwin, set up as a safe haven for the Indigenous community, fear they will be pushed out to make way for development.
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The meaning of Aboriginal recognition: sovereignty after the High Court ruling

On this week's episode of Please Explain, Sydney Morning Herald editor Lisa Davies talks to Stan Grant and Peter Hartcher.
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Aboriginal Corporation confirms Shane Martin is Indigenous as he attempts again to re-enter Australia

The father of AFL star Dustin Martin has again attempted to re-enter Australia after being deported, claiming he is Indigenous in the wake of the High Court deciding Aboriginals cannot be deported.
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‘A very bad thing’: Peter Dutton slams High Court's Aboriginal 'aliens' ruling

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says a High Court ruling that Aboriginal Australians cannot be considered "aliens" under the constitution will be exploited and have "significant repercussions."
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'What are we celebrating?': New Australia Day campaign highlights 'raw' and 'painful' past

The 'Story of Australia' ad is breaking the mould, and for Aboriginal elder Steve Widders it's all about "truth-telling".
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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.
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'Natural ingredients and bush tucker' as Aboriginal students take over Adelaide fine dining

A group of students from across South Australia are being given training using native ingredients to set them up for careers in hospitality.
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Tanya Day inquest shown 'distressing' video of her falling and hitting head

An inquest into the death of an Aboriginal grandmother who died after a series of falls in custody has been shown video footage of her movements inside a Victorian police station cell.
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Aboriginal volunteer disputes police claims she wouldn’t collect Tanya Day from cells

An Aboriginal justice volunteer denies Victoria Police claims she wouldn't collect intoxicated grandmother Tanya Day because she didn't know her.
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Tanya Day inquest: Officer in case was Aboriginal liaison

A Victorian policeman who took Tanya Day into custody after she was arrested for being drunk was named the Aboriginal liaison officer just a week before.
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CCTV taken hours before Tanya Day’s death in custody shown to inquest

An Aboriginal grandmother who died after a series of falls in police custody was treated "better than equal", Victoria Police officers say.
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Police CCTV played at Vic woman's inquest

An Aboriginal grandmother who died after a series of falls in police custody was treated "better than equal", Victoria Police officers say.
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Woman teary, unsteady in Vic police cell

An Aboriginal grandmother was crying and unsteady at a Victorian police station in the hours before she was found injured on the floor of a cell.
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Tanya Day inquest: Police failed to call ambulance for arrested Aboriginal woman, despite guidelines

An ambulance wasn't called for an Aboriginal woman arrested for being drunk, despite Victoria Police guidelines.
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Inquest into the death of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day in police custody to begin

A coronial inquest into the death of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day in police custody will begin on Monday in Melbourne.
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Portrait of Aboriginal elder Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward wins people's Archibald

David Darcy's striking portrait of West Australian Aboriginal elder Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward has won the 2019 Archibald Prize people's choice award.
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The Aboriginal fashion designer sharing dreamtime stories on the world stage

Colleen Tighe Johnson says she harnesses the spirit of her ancestors through her work and is getting ready to launch her first commercial collection.
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This Aboriginal elder was separated from her family due to a lack of health services

Mildred Numamurdirdi is the only Aboriginal person who is giving direct evidence at the aged care Royal Commission's five-day hearings in Darwin.
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Australia neglects elders despite wealth

Aboriginal Elder Mildred Numamurdirdi is forced to live in Darwin, 800km from her home and family in Numbulwar, because of a lack of aged care services.
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'A very special day': Indigenous elder welcomes World Heritage listing of Aboriginal site Budj Bim

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in southwest Victoria has been added to the World Heritage List.
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Great, great, grandson of man on $50 note wants to 'follow in footsteps'

When Izak 17, finishes the HSC, he plans to become a cardiologist so that he can help his Aboriginal community.
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Aboriginal health issues more than just skin deep

Dr Dana Slape is set to be Australia's first Aboriginal dermatologist.
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Explained: Australian copyright laws and the Aboriginal flag

Aboriginal businesses and major sporting codes have been told to stop using the Aboriginal flag on their clothing designs because of a copyright-use agreement.
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Indigenous companies told they can't use the Aboriginal flag over copyright concerns

Aboriginal businesses and major sporting codes have been told to stop using the Aboriginal flag on their clothing designs because of a copyright-use agreement.
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Dreamtime story to bind all Australians

Aboriginal dreamtime, says Auntie Munya Andrews, is a ‘cosmology, a theology’ and it’s rarely understood by non-Indigenous Australians.
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