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Please note, this story contains reference to someone who has died. Tireless advocacy from the family of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day has resulted in the Victorian Government’s decision to decriminalise public drunkenness. In December 2017, Ms Day was arrested while intoxicated and locked in a police cell where she sustained a fatal head injury […]

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With a passion for helping Stolen Generations survivors and a deep desire to continue working with Indigenous communities, it’s no wonder Merinda Dutton is the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year. Although Ms Dutton has worked tirelessly with Indigenous communities since joining NSW Legal Aid in 2014, she said it felt “pretty […]

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Hundreds of protesters continue to flood in to the Djab Wurrung Embassy near Victoria’s Western Highway, where plans to destroy centuries old trees are still under way despite fierce opposition. Some of the sacred trees include an 800-year-old birthing tree that has seen more than 50 generations of Djab Wurrung Traditional Owners born inside the […]

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