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    TONIGHT: more COVID cases in Melbourne sparks concerns the city could be headed for another lockdown.

    PLUS: the Uluru Statement of the Heart awarded the Sydney Peace Prize – but are we any closer to constitutional recognition for First Nation’s people?

    Joining Ellen Fanning:

    • James Blackwell, Research Fellow (Indigenous Policy) at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW

    • Lucy Davis, Reconciliation Action Plan Project Development Coordinator at the Salvation Army

    • Tom Calma, Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Co-chair of the senior advisory group to the Voice to Parliament

    • Dr. Ngiare Brown, founding director of Ngaoara

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    In This Story: COVID-19

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    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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  • In This Story: George Floyd

    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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    Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia‘s largest cities, is best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design.

    • Population: 5.23 million (2018)

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