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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Push for Australia Day minute of silence to recognise suffering of Indigenous Australians | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    There is new controversy over Australia Day with calls to recognise the suffering of Indigenous Australians with an official one minute’s silence. Critics say it’s political point-scoring which ignores serious issues for first Australians.

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    In This Story: Indigenous Australians

    The term Indigenous Australians refers to Aboriginal Australians as well as Torres Strait Islanders, and the term should only be used when both groups are included in the topic being addressed, or by self-identification by a person as Indigenous.

    Torres Strait Islanders are ethnically and culturally distinct, despite extensive cultural exchange with some of the Aboriginal groups, and the Torres Strait Islands are mostly part of Queensland but have a separate governmental status.

    In the 2016 Australian Census, Indigenous Australians comprised 3.3% of Australia’s population, with 91% of these identifying as Aboriginal only, 5% Torres Strait Islander, and 4% both.

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