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The founders of the Black Lives Matter movement have urged Australian governments to be “courageous” in ending injustice suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Speaking at the National Press Club yesterday, United States BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Canada BLM co-founder Rodney Diverlus said they “want to throw it to you all, the people of Australia, what will you do beyond this week. What will you do in your spheres to address anti-blackness.” Writing for Guardian Australia, Cullors called for “a reinvestment in black and Indigenous communities” and a move away from authorities and policies that “cause harm and violence to our communities”.

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Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper