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Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition
Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition

Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution after talks with indigenous leaders.

Australia moves towards referendum on Aboriginal recognition
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

PM Tony Abbott admitted Australia has failed to meet important targets on Aboriginal life expectancy, education and employment, but insisted progress has been made in other areas.

Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets
©Reuters/Nicky Loh
Japan 'human zoo' defamed indigenous Taiwanese: court

A Japanese court has ordered public broadcaster NHK to pay $10,000 in damages to an indigenous Taiwanese woman for defaming her by using the term "human zoo" in a programme, officials said Friday.

Japan 'human zoo' defamed indigenous Taiwanese: court
Australia's opposition leader Tony Abbott. ©REUTERS/Andrew Taylor
Abbott vows to be Australia's 'PM for Aborigines'

Australian conservative leader Tony Abbott pledged Saturday to spend one week every year in a remote indigenous community if elected, saying he wanted to be the "prime minister for Aboriginal affairs".

Abbott vows to be Australia's 'PM for Aborigines'
©REUTERS/David Gray
Australian mine firm guilty of Aboriginal site desecration

An Australian mining firm was convicted Friday of desecrating a sacred outback Aboriginal site in a landmark ruling protecting the beliefs of the beleaguered minority in the country.

Australian mine firm guilty of Aboriginal site desecration
Australia challenged to match France in promoting indigenous art
Australia challenged to match France in promoting indigenous art

Australia has been challenged to match France's promotion of Aboriginal art after the inauguration of a landmark work in Paris.

Australia challenged to match France in promoting indigenous art
Photoc courtesy of flickr.com
Aboriginal adoption plans spark new fears

Politicians in northern Australia said Tuesday they were considering putting neglected Aboriginal children up for adoption, sparking fears of a new "stolen generation".

Aboriginal adoption plans spark new fears
Adam Giles. Photo courtesy of abc.net.au
Australia gets first Aboriginal provincial government leader

The first Aboriginal to head a government in Australia took office on Thursday as chief minister of the Northern Territory, after staging a backroom coup.

Australia gets first Aboriginal provincial government leader
©REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud
Australia hits out at Facebook over 'racist' page

Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has hit out at Facebook over its failure to immediately take down a page that stereotyped Aboriginal people as hopeless petrol-sniffing drunks.

Australia hits out at Facebook over 'racist' page

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