The 24-day protest by refugees on Manus Island symbolises solidarity against oppression as they demand the freedom that Australia continues to deny.
Some aboriginal leaders want a treaty which could form the basis of reparations for past injustices, instead of constitutional recognition that would remove the government's ability to make different laws for non-indigenous people.
Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Prime Minister, declares victory on Sunday eight days after polls close, while the Labor party concedes defeat following a tight race.
Vote counting has begun for the Australian elections, as early counts indicate that the opposition is in the lead.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australians can expect elections on second of July, states that he is confident of another term in office.
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