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More Australian sports back Indigenous constitutional recognition

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Twenty Australian sports organisations proclaimed on Friday their backing of a referendum to constitutionally recognise Indigenous people, as the country marked “Sorry Day” when it acknowledges years of injustices to Aboriginal people. Sports including cricket, golf, motorsport, netball and badminton pledged support for a proposed “Voice to Parliament”, a consultative committee that would […]

Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

Australia Sydney Invasion Day rally

Updated: 10:55pm (AEST)Sydney, AustraliaReuters Thousands of Australians marked the country’s national holiday on Thursday with rallies in support of the nation’s Indigenous people, many of whom describe the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour as “Invasion Day”.  In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state […]

Australia mourns Queen Elizabeth II from home of “world’s oldest continuous culture”

Australia Sydney Government House Queen Elizabeth II tribute

Sydney, AustraliaReuters Australia held a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese saying the greatest tribute the nation could offer was not a statue but “a renewed embrace of service to the community”. With the day declared a national holiday, a memorial ceremony attended by 600 dignitaries […]

Rio Tinto yet to pay compensation over sacred site destruction

Australia Perth Rio Tinto

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters Mining giant Rio Tinto is yet to pay compensation to the Aboriginal group whose ancient rock shelters it destroyed for an iron ore mine in Western Australia last year, company officials told a parliamentary inquiry Friday. The incident last year destroyed the historically and culturally significant site at Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara […]

Australia to offer redress payments to some of its ‘Stolen Generation’

Australia East Arnhem Land

Canberra, AustraliaReuters Australia said on Thursday it will offer redress payments of $A75,000 to some members of its Indigenous population who were forcibly removed from their families as children. More than 100,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and communities between the early 1900s and about 1970, described by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd […]



Baptist minister MEGAN POWELL DU TOIT, in an article first published by Ethos: EA Centre for Christianity and Society, reflects on how she came to the decision not to celebrate Australia Day on 26th January…