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8 February 2018 3:19 AM Politics Live: Backdown on secrecy laws, citizenship saga gets personal

With your indulgence, I'd just like to draw your attention to a piece we have published today by Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt. Wyatt, the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives and first Aboriginal minister, has paid tribute to our friend and colleague Michael Gordon, former political editor of The Age, who died suddenly 21

26 January 2018 8:09 AM 'Invasion day' rally organiser says her comments Australia should 'burn to the ground' should not be taken literally

"Invasion day" rally organiser Tarneen Onus-Williams does not apologise for saying she hoped Australia would ''burn to the ground' but says her words should not be taken literally. Ms Onus-Williams stood on the steps of Victoria's Parliament on Australia Day in front of thousands of people and told the crowd: "F--- Australia, hope it burns to the ground 9

26 January 2018 3:38 AM What Sydneysiders got up to on Australia Day morning

Australia Day got off to a bright and vibrant start as people celebrated in a variety of ways across Sydney. The WugulOra Morning Ceremony at Barangaroo was one of the first events of the day and celebrated the Indigenous history of Australia. The event was attended by hundreds who saw traditional dancers and singers on the land named after Cammeraygal 8

21 January 2018 11:32 PM First Fleet 'good' for Indigenous Australians, Tony Abbott says

Tony Abbott believes the arrival of the First Fleet was a good thing for Indigenous Australians. The former prime minister was on Monday again throwing his support behind keeping the existing date of Australia Day. "What happened on the 26th of January 1788 was on balance, for everyone - Aboriginal people included - a good thing because it brought Western 14 1

21 January 2018 11:32 PM 'It's complicated': UWA Australian History chair advocates 'changing the date'

A national debate rages over the meaning of Australia Day, and the chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia wants to set the record straight. Professor Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at the institution, and said it was important for Australians to understand the significance of the January 26 date. "The First 12

21 January 2018 9:05 PM Bringing back a language only 50 people can speak

All that's left of the Gamilaraay language from northern NSW and southern Queensland are a few phrases spoken by fewer than 50 people. "The language stopped changing 70 or 80 years ago," said John Giacon, a lecturer at the Australian National University who is trying to bring the language back from the brink of extinction. "Many of the things we want to talk about 13

19 January 2018 4:20 AM What to see and do on Australia Day in Sydney

On Friday 26th January 2018, Australia will celebrate the 230th Australia Day and the city of Sydney promises that "Australia Day 2018 will deliver plenty of memorable ceremonies, lively events and fun activities". As is tradition, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will have a fireworks display at 9pm. However, if you are unable to celebrate within the city, local 13

28 November 2017 11:37 PM Australia's counter-terror measures 'fuelling racism': UN committee

London: Hate speech and counter-terrorism measures may be fuelling a general rise in racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Australia, a UN committee says. Verene Shepherd, the committee's rapporteur for Australia, welcomed our progress in adopting an anti-racism strategy, appointing a race discrimination commissioner and bringing in new health and justice 96

22 November 2017 7:14 AM Fraudster who fled rehabilitation denied bail in ACT court after extradition

A NSW woman who pleaded guilty to dozens of fraud charges and has been on the run since she skipped rehabilitation two years ago is behind bars in the ACT. Delphine Maree Charles, 35, was extradited from Wagga Wagga and brought before the ACT Magistrates Court, where prosecutors opposed her bid for bail, on Wednesday. The court heard Charles was bailed 45

2 November 2017 2:32 AM The people who just won’t leave

RUSSELL Crowe is not a happy man. He’s blown up over what he’s calling Australia’s “shame” and a national “disgrace”. The actor tweeted: “Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It’s f***ing disgraceful.” When a Twitter user challenged him, he replied, “Maybe you could put them up somewhere if you’re so ashamed 228