The Foreign Desk

Explainer 168: Australia’s first Indigenous minister for Indigenous Australians

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5 June 2019

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For the first time in the 50-odd years that the role has existed, Australia’s minister for Indigenous Australians is an indigenous Australian. This may seem surprising; or not, given Australia’s less-than-perfect history on this front. Andrew Mueller asks if this is something to celebrate or if the country needs to use this as another opportunity to take a long hard look at its past.

5 June 2019

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