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Leading voices for Indigenous children present reform plan in Canberra
A delegation of Elders, senior leaders and representatives from Children’s Ground and Utyerre Apanpe (First Nations Educators Ne...
Giovanni Torre 27 Feb 2024
First Nations leaders condemn delay to British Columbia land rights reforms
The First Nations Leadership Council said this week that it is "extremely disappointed" with the decision to postpone introducti...
Giovanni Torre 22 Feb 2024
Canadian First Nations leaders take stand to defend Land Act reforms
First Nations leaders in British Columbia, Canada, have come out strongly in defence of proposed land law reforms in the provinc...
Giovanni Torre 2 Feb 2024
Howard government fought behind the scenes to sabotage UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
John Howard's Liberal-National government fought against recognising the right of Indigenous peoples to “self-determination” and...
Giovanni Torre 1 Jan 2024
World stage important in fight for Indigenous rights
In the aftermath of the devastating referendum to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament there is renewed interest in Indig...
Dr Hannah McGlade 18 Dec 2023
Coalition, Labor combine to sink Senator Thorpe Bill to enshrine Indigenous rights

Labor and the Coalition have voted together to defeat a Bill from Senator Lidia Thorpe to enshrine in Australian law the rights established by the UN Declaration on the Rights of I...

Giovanni Torre Dec 6, 2023
Canadian and Australian Indigenous organisations strike historic agreement on collaboration and solidarity

A unique international agreement has been struck between key Indigenous-led organisations in Australia and Canada that prioritises Indigenous collaboration and diplomacy in seeking...

Giovanni Torre Nov 17, 2023
Amnesty front UN to highlight the "deplorable state" of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples

A delegation from Amnesty International Canada is in Geneva this week to highlight "the deplorable state" of Canada’s relations with Indigenous Peoples and systemic discrimination...

Giovanni Torre Nov 8, 2023
Indigenous groups and justice advocates slam Canada for mass incarceration of First Nations people

Dene (First Nations) lawyer Jennifer Duncan is in Geneva in the lead up to Canada’s 4th Universal Periodic Review Pre-Session to draw international attention to Canada’s continued...

Giovanni Torre Aug 31, 2023
Queensland's Interim Truth and Treaty Body welcomes vital steps on path to Treaty

Queensland's Interim Truth and Treaty Body has welcomed the appointment of Leanne Enoch MP as the Minister for Treaty, and the support of the state's opposition on the journey. The...

Giovanni Torre Jun 2, 2023
UN Special Rapporteur urged to push Canada on Indigenous rights

The Canadian government is facing new calls to stop violating the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people as UN Special Rapporteur Francisco Calí Tzay begins his 10-day vis...

Giovanni Torre Mar 2, 2023
Voice will empower us, not undermine Sovereignty

I first learnt about Aboriginal sovereignty as a law student in the 1990s - the WA government was introducing harsh new criminal laws known as the ‘three strikes‘ laws and we decid...

Dr. Hannah McGlade Jan 16, 2023
Economic pressure, not platitudes, is needed to protect Indigenous rights

A new European Union law that goes into effect in a couple of weeks will help protect Indigenous nations from being exploited by unscrupulous traders. The law will protect the env...

Dean Foley Dec 17, 2022
Super fund urges Senate to embrace UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Superannuation firm HESTA has urged a Senate inquiry into the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to embrace the declaration’s principles. HESTA, an i...

Giovanni Torre Jun 8, 2022
Top UN Indigenous rights body makes first flight to Australia for human rights probe

Human rights issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be put under the microscope when the United Nations' Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peo...

Giovanni Torre May 18, 2022
Senate inquiry launched as Greens seek to enshrine UN Indigenous rights declaration

A Bill introduced by Federal Greens senator Lidia Thorpe to bring Australian law into line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples could offer prote...

Giovanni Torre Apr 6, 2022
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