Indigenous Australians

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Federal government pushing for opt-out alcohol restrictions in NT, minister reveals
Malarndirri McCarthy foreshadows ‘critical moment’ for NT government, signalling a further toughening of curbs

Paul Karp

29, Jan, 2023 @12:31 AM

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Ziggy Ramo: Sugar Coated Lies review – bold, uncompromising hip-hop that takes a new path
Released independently on 26 January, the artist’s second album has more mainstream appeal than his first – but is as unapologetically political as ever

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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What the ghosts of campaigns past – and Dirty Dancing – can teach the PM about the voice referendum | Katharine Murphy
The lessons from the republic, marriage equality and climate fights? Don’t get bogged down in detail, Indigenous Australians have to lead and avoid partisan biffo

Katharine Murphy

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Under siege’: As Alice Springs becomes a national flashpoint, locals fear what comes next
Anthony Albanese flew in and announced new alcohol restrictions, leaving the Arrernte people worried about curfews, military, and being ignored

Sarah Collard, photography by Blake Sharp-Wiggins

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Without dignity’: how Veronica Nelson’s death exposed cruelty of Victoria’s bail laws
When coroner Simon McGregor hands down his findings on Monday the government is going to have no choice but to act

Benita Kolovos and Adeshola Ore

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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PM calls voice a ‘mainstream’ concept; Liberal senator sends legal complaint over tweets – as it happened
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Henry Belot, Jordyn Beazley and Natasha May

27, Jan, 2023 @7:47 AM

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Uluru statement architect confident of Indigenous voice success despite Invasion Day calls to vote no
Pat Anderson says there was a ‘big megaphone’ at the protests but there is still a lot of support from First Nations people and other supporters

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

27, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Lidia Thorpe joined anti-voice Coalition senators to push for inquiry into Indigenous bodies
Exclusive: the Greens senator blames an ‘administrative error’ for the move in November before being forced to withdraw by Adam Bandt

Paul Karp

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Grog bans return: what is going on in Alice Springs and how did we get here?
Locals say the rise in social unrest and violence is the result of years of punitive policies and neglect in housing, health and welfare

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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In the clamour and confusion around the Indigenous voice, the media has a special responsibility | Lenore Taylor
The debate is complex and long overdue, but the least we must do is present the arguments with clarity and in good faith

Lenore Taylor

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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With only a simple yes or no vote available in the referendum, scenes on Invasion Day expose the problem Labor faces | Katharine Murphy and Josh Butler
Objections to the date of Australia Day persist, but this year opposition to the voice bubbled to the fore

Katharine Murphy and Josh Butler

26, Jan, 2023 @8:24 AM

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Myanmar backflip on Sean Turnell’s amnesty leaves government ‘deeply concerned’ – as it happened
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Henry Belot and Natasha May and Jordyn Beazley and Martin Farrer (earlier)

26, Jan, 2023 @7:07 AM

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