The government is seeking a referendum, which is necessary to make changes to the constitution, on recognising indigenous minorities in the constitution and requiring governments to consult Aboriginal people on decisions that impact their lives.
Protesters at rallies across the country demanded that January 26 should be considered "Invasion Day."
While Australian soldiers serving in the ANZAC engaged with Turkish troops in World War I, Aboriginal people in Australia were fighting their own battle against the British Colonialism.
For many Australians, the national holiday means day-long festivities. But Aboriginal people call it "Invasion Day," as it marks the oppression of their ancestors. Now momentum is growing to change the date.
Hundreds of protesters gather across Australia against abuse of Aboriginal children held juveniles in detention centres.
Footage of children being abused in a juvenile detention centre sparks renewed criticism of Australia's treatment of Aborigines.
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