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Does mining really employ more Indigenous people than any other industry?

Matt Canavan says mining employs Indigenous people at a greater rate than any other industry. Is he correct?

Greens leader Adam Bandt (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The Uluru statement is not Lego. The Greens can’t rearrange it to suit their ideals

The Greens have jettisoned an election promise in favour of a new position developed without any serious engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Justice Jennifer Coate heading the inquiry into Victoria's hotel quarantine scandal. (Image: AAP/James Ross)

A different kind of Mike drop

Good morning, early birds. Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien's request to cross-examine witnesses during the hotel quarantine inquiry's public hearings has been rejected, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will today announce a new national licensing framework for workers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Distant goals, rather than immediate action, means new Closing the Gap is a squib

New targets. Same old story. We're at the point where our failure to Close the Gap has become a perverse source of self-congratulation. Something needs to change.

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Hongkongers protest new law

Good morning, early birds. Hong Kong police have fired water cannons, pepper spray and pellets at people protesting the new national security law passed by China this week, and Scott Morrison will reportedly seek to end interstate border restrictions at tomorrow's national cabinet meeting. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt. (Image: AAP/ROHAN THOMSON)

What is the Indigenous incarceration rate in Australia?

In December 2019, the rate was 2,536 prisoners per 100,000 adults in the Aboriginal population, compared to 218 prisoners per 100,000 adults in the non-Aboriginal population. What's happening now?

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Here are the Indigenous charities you should be supporting

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of the Indigenous charities you should consider supporting if you are hoping to make a difference.

Protesters participate in a Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

What matters to the local Black Lives Matter movement

How will the local Black LIves Matter movement play out?

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Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? It’s not black and white

How do you refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders? Unpicking the terminology around how Australia’s first people are reported in the media means navigating a minefield packed with political explosives.

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How many Indigenous deaths in custody have been recorded?

How many indigenous deaths in police custody have been recorded in Australia? Here's what we know.

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