Australians push for Aborigine recognition

Campaigners say referendum on indigenous rights is needed to put an end to decades of discrimination.

    In Australia, there have been increasing calls for a referendum on the recognition of Aborigines, the country's indigenous group.

    Rights campaigners say the move is long overdue, as current laws continue to encourage discrimination and repression against the Aborigines, whose population amounts to over 500,000 in Australia. 

    Andrew Thomas reports from Canberra, Australia's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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