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Queensland’s proposed treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has taken another step forward with the first meeting of the advancement committee this week.

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The committee is charged with developing options and giving independent advice in what the government says is a vital role on its path to a treaty.

The state has also committed to a “truth telling and healing” process, the importance of which was underscored by minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partnerships Craig Crawford.

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The grasslands saga just refuses to die for the Taylor family.

A $107,000 grant to Monaro Farming Systems – a company which is linked to Federal MP Angus Taylor’s brother, Richard – has prompted a sharp exchange in NSW estimates as another Taylor – Upper House MP Bronnie Taylor – faced questions about whether she had any involvement in securing the money.

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