02 Dec First indigenous party set for 2011 (

AUSTRALIA'S first indigenous political party will be launched early next year and could one day form government, the man behind the move says. Indigenous rights campaigner Maurie Ryan has applied to have the First Nations Political Party officially registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The...

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01 Dec Dangers of Indigenous referendum (Eureka Street)

John Warhurst The debate about the Indigenous constitutional referendum proposed by the Gillard Government is heading in a familiar but dangerous direction. There are potentially alarming parallels with the unsuccessful 1999 republic referendum. General disagreements have already surfaced about the proposed process and content. The most dangerous...

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