New Indigenous body announced

By Angela Dorizas NATIONAL: The independent steering committee responsible for establishing Australia’s new national Indigenous representative body has released the name of the organisation. Chair of the steering committee, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma, announced that the body had been named the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

Indigenous Australians exercising self-determination for the first time: Calma

By Angela Dorizas Australia’s new representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders should be a private company funded by the Federal Government, said Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma. An independent Indigenous Steering Committee, convened by Commissioner Calma last year, said the proposed national representative body was a radical new approach to Indigenous affairs. “Today is a […]


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