Former Greens member for the Victorian state seat of Northcote, Lidia Thorpe, says that the rate of removal of Indigenous children has increased 400 per cent over the last decade. But Fact Check finds that doesn't check out.
Indigenous Australians should have a voice to parliament and the government should consider supporting the body, a bi-partisan committee says in its report being tabled in Parliament today. The recommendations come despite Scott Morrison's rejection of the concept.
Cape York leader Noel Pearson calls on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to put a referendum on Indigenous recognition to a vote if he wins the election next year and urges him to delay a plebiscite on a republic until after the Indigenous vote has been settled.