21 Jan Child abuse cases drop, more kids in care (Nine msn News)

Fewer children are being reported as abused or neglected in Australia, but more young victims find themselves in state care, a new report has revealed. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released its Child Protection Australia 2009-10 report on Friday. It found that the number of...

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11 Jan Sharing Power – The End Of ‘fortress’ Conservation? (Voxy News Engine)

Will conservation organisations finally take practical action to implement agreed commitments that recognise the rights of indigenous peoples in protected areas? Over the last 10 years governments and conservation organisations have made significant commitments to uphold the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in protected...

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10 Jan First Australian indigenous party listed (Sydney Morning Herald)

Paul Osborne, Senior Political Writer Australia's first indigenous political party has been officially registered. The First Nations Political Party plans to contest the next federal and Northern Territory elections and has its sights set on other states. First Nations organiser Japarta Ryan is the grandson of early...

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