Aboriginal Australians meet at sacred Uluru to discuss first chance of recognition

Aboriginal Australian leaders are meeting at the sacred landmark of Uluru to decide how the country`s first inhabitants, who date back about 50,000 years before British colonisers arrived, should be recognised in the constitution for the first time.

May 24, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says British colonisation was ''invasion''

British colonisation of Australia at the end of the 18th century was an invasion of aboriginal land, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday.

Jun 14, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

Western Australia officially recognises Aborigines in constitution

 A bill to officially recognise Aborigines as the first people and custodians of the state of Western Australia (WA) was passed in the state parliament on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2015, 14:22 PM IST
Dalai Lama meets aborigines in Australia

Dalai Lama meets aborigines in Australia

 The Dalai Lama, who is on a 10-day visit to Australia, said more needs to be done to protect local Aboriginal culture after meeting with traditional owners - as local residents of that area are known - at Uluru on Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

Australian PM to `sweat blood` for Aboriginal recognition

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared himself ready to "sweat blood" to ensure that Aborigines are recognised in the nation`s Constitution, hopefully by 2017.

Dec 12, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

Australian PM governs from tent as he keeps vow to Aborigines

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State.

Sep 15, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

Australian lawmakers flag changes to racial laws

Aborigines argue the laws protect them from being persecuted by the media.

Sep 29, 2011, 11:58 AM IST

Australia targets Aborigines in anti-smoking drive

Australia hopes to halve 50 percent of indigenous people who smoke by 2018.

Mar 28, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

Aboriginal tribes created a sundial 10,000 yrs ago

A new find from Oz has suggested that ancient Aboriginal tribes were the world’s first astronomers.

Feb 06, 2011, 09:46 AM IST

Australia`s Aborigines to launch political party

An Aboriginal activist hopes to give disadvantaged "first people" a voice.

Dec 02, 2010, 14:51 PM IST

Australia to hold constitutional referendum on Aborigines

PM Gillard said Oz first peoples had "a unique and special place" in nation.

Nov 08, 2010, 10:31 AM IST

Australian Aborigines `world`s first astronomers`

An Oz study has uncovered signs that the country`s ancient Aborigines may have been the world`s first stargazers.

Sep 18, 2010, 09:29 AM IST

Australian aborigines reject nuclear waste plant

Aborigines from northern Australia rejected government’s plans to build a plant for nuclear waste storage in their territories.

Apr 29, 2010, 14:16 PM IST

Cherie Blair to act for Aborigines in nuclear case

The barrister wife of former prime minister Tony Blair will represent a group of Australian Aborigines suing the British government over nuclear testing on their land, a report said on Saturday.

Jan 23, 2010, 14:55 PM IST

UN envoy slams Australia on Aborigines, racism `entrenched`

A United Nations envoy slammed Australia`s military-led crackdown on remote Aboriginal communities and said racism was "entrenched" in the country in a damning assessment on Thursday.

Aug 27, 2009, 16:33 PM IST