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Reconciliation without rights is not true reconciliation

Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

Stan Grant Jnr_250x150

This week I stood at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra. It remains a collection of canvas and tin, but it has grown in those years since a handful of young Aboriginal activists planted a beach umbrella and wrote the word 'embassy' on a manila folder to shake a fist at the power on the hill.

Australia doesn’t have a constitutional right protecting freedom of the person – it needs one

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Australian constitutional expert and CSU academic, Dr Bede Harris, believes the recent wrongful detention of two Australian citizens highlights inadequate protection for freedom of the person.

Mosul is taken back, but Islamic State is not finished yet

Monday, 17 Jul 2017

CSU expert Associate Professor Mehmet Ozalp believes even with the recent fall of Mosul in Iraq, IS is not finished yet.

A reflection on the importance of language

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017

Stan Grant Jnr_250x150

Balladhu Wiradjuri Gibir. Dyiramadalinya Badhu Wiradjuri. How reassuring those words sound to me. They feel right. They connect me to a deep ancestry, a tradition and a sense of place that anchors me still. I am a Wiradjuri man. I am proud to be Wiradjuri.

Health, wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of people at stake

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Professor John Dwyer, MDMS

According to Professor John Dwyer, AO, Foundation Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Murray Darling Medical School, the push for a Murray Darling Medical School is driven by stark realities.

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