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There are comparatively high levels of Indigenous representation in Australian state and territory parliaments, but none in the current federal parliament. The proposed National Indigenous Representative Body is unlikely to change this situation. A possible response is to consider dedicated Indigenous representation in Parliament. This has been a feature of the New Zealand parliament for close to years, but in Australia it has remained a matter for discussion.

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Australia’s peak Indigenous and non-Indigenous health bodies, NGOs and human rights organisations are working together to achieve equality in health and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Close the Gap Campaign aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. The campaign is built on evidence that shows significant improvements in the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be achieved by The review examines why Australian governments have not succeeded in closing the health gap, and why they will not succeed by if the current course continues.

We aim to close the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health gap. We want to do this by implementing a human rights based approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. These targets include achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality within a generation and halving the mortality rate gap for children under five years old within a decade.

When the Australian Government signed the Statement of Intent it committed to a sound, evidence-based path to achieving health equality, a path supported by the entire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.

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The questions of when people first arrived in Australia and the nature of their dispersal across the continent are subjects of ongoing debate. A lack of ceramic artefacts and permanent structures has resulted in an apparent scarcity of dateable archaeological sites older than about 10, years, yet what evidence there is suggests occupation across much of the continent for 30, or more years.

However, the Gunditjmara have lived in this area for much longer than this, and now, using a new volcanic activity dating technique and matching this with physical archaeological evidence and the rich oral traditions of the Gunditjmara people — we have confirmed human habitation in this region at least 34, years ago. There is a need for independent age constraints to test some of the more controversial ages and add to the sparse age record.

The oral traditions of Australian Aboriginal peoples have enabled perpetuation of ecological knowledge across many generations, providing a valuable resource of archaeological information.

Rio Tinto blasts 46,year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine. Date: 28 Rio Tinto Loses Australian Indigenous Backing After Blasting Sacred Caves.

The efforts to draft a specific instrument dealing with the protection of indigenous peoples worldwide date back over several decades. The study outlined the oppression, marginalization and exploitation suffered by indigenous peoples. The Working Group submitted a first draft declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples to the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, which was later approved in The Draft was sent for consideration to the then U.

Commission on Human Rights for further discussion and if it was deemed to be appropriate, to approve the proposed declaration before its submission to ECOSOC and the U. General Assembly. The need to accommodate these issues led to the creation, in , of the open-ended inter-sessional working group to consider and elaborate on the draft declaration. Since this did not take place, the mandate of the working group was extended by the U.

In , revisions to the human rights machinery within the United Nations resulted in the replacement of the U. Commission on Human Rights with the U. Human Rights Council. On 28 December , the Third Committee of the General Assembly Social, Humanitarian and Cultural adopted a draft resolution to defer consideration and action on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly, with the aim of concluding consideration of the Declaration before the end of its current sixty-first session.

Under a revised draft resolution, whose main sponsor was Peru, with a number of European and Latin American countries listed as co-sponsors, the full text would have been adopted by the Assembly in relatively short order.

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By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline. Two previously unknown Aboriginal sites have been discovered off the coast of Western Australia. The ancient settlements were once on terra firma but became submerged as sea levels surged in the aftermath of the last ice age. Pictured, images and scans taken of one of the artefacts found by the archaeologists.

It’s held on a date that hurts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians because it’s the day their land was effectively taken away.” “But it.

Each year, it seems as if the conversation around changing the date of Australia Day becomes a little louder. For many people, Australia Day means two things: a long weekend and a celebration consisting of booze, a BBQ and soaking up the glorious summer weather. For Indigenous Australians, this is a day of mourning called Invasion Day. Seeing how this negatively affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders should be enough for white Australians to understand the importance of changing the date.

A day, which for the Indigenous community, is painful and traumatic. Australia Day has only been a public holiday and celebrated as a nation consistently for 26 years. Ask yourself this: are you more attached to the public holiday or the fact that the celebration must take place on January 26?

The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: 2015

For many people, Australia Day is about celebrating the values, freedoms and pastimes of our country. Indigenous people may be just as proud of this country, but many see January 26th as a date signifying the beginning of dispossession, disease epidemics, frontier violence, destruction of culture, exploitation, abuse, separation of families and subjection to policies of extreme social control. However, celebrating these things on the 26th January can divide us as Australians by marginalising and offending many Indigenous people who see this date as commencing a chain of events that had disastrous consequences for many Indigenous people.

Most Indigenous Australians want date and name of Australia Day changed, poll finds | Australia Day | The Guardian.

Literally millions of Australians look for love or lust online. Dating app Tindr, boasts 15 per cent of Australians use its services. Poole says it’s something that she felt was needed in uniting people who share the same culture, values, ideals and dreams. In the three years since the group was created, Aboriginal Connect has been steadily growing in numbers and now hosts almost 5, members, a number that rises daily.

With many singles looking for love online, a Facebook page is helping connecting likeminded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Poole who runs the group with the help of three other admins, says the good thing about the page is that it is inclusive, respectful and people are up front about what they are looking for. I do hear about quite a few friendships that have evolved via private messaging, but not all of them as some people prefer to be discreet!

First Aboriginal sites discovered underwater in Australia date back up to 8,500 years

Upon seeing them and groaning, I explained my issue. But the problem with Australia Day is that it upsets a lot of people. So this date is very painful. Her answer is a product of the wonderful capacity of young minds to reduce apparently-complicated issues into very simple terms. Arriving at problems, baggage-less, as some children are lucky enough to do, has the advantage of clarity.

Radioactive dating encompasses a range of techniques that are used to give an age to rocks Uranium-lead (U-Pb) age dating is one of the more common forms of We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islander.

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Thank you for your support of and participation in National Reconciliation Week We thank our long-term allies and supporters who have walked beside us for decades and all of the new ones who walked with us this year. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians — as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

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