Former Njamal exec faces trial for theft

December 10, 2017

A former managing director of the Njamal Mining company in Western Australia’s Pilbara is to face trial in June on four charges of stealing as a servant. Sharon Lee Westerman appeared in Perth Magistrates Court […]

‘Same-sex victory has bigger lessons’

December 7, 2017

OPINION By Senator Pat Dodson* As a Yawuru man representing Australia in the Senate, I am often asked about my position on same-sex marriage. The truth is – I am a strong supporter of same-sex […]

‘Stolen wages’ legal cases underway

November 29, 2017

Australia’s so-called ‘stolen wages cases’ are set to lift the lid on working conditions for Aboriginal people across the country. Barrister Joshua Creamer, a Wannyi and Kalkadoon man who is working across the cases in […]

Yami’s daughters take up anti-nuclear fight

November 29, 2017

Sisters Karina and Rose Lester know all too well the tragedy nuclear weapons can bring. Their late father Yami Lester, a Yankunytjatjara man of northern South Australia, lost his sight after being exposed as a […]

WA centre aims to break violence cycle

November 29, 2017

Aboriginal men in Western Australia’s Pilbara have come up with a new approach to stopping domestic violence among their own — and their ambitious plan has the backing of the state’s highest judge and the […]

Garden for violence victims a national first

November 29, 2017

A garden to honour victims and survivors of family violence will be planted in Alice Springs in a partnership between the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group, NT Police and the local community. It will be […]

‘Our children are targeted’: Eggington

November 29, 2017

Calls are mounting for the age of criminal responsibility across Australia to be lifted from 10 to 14 years. The push from legal, community and human rights organisations on both sides of the country comes […]

NT report unearths criminal offences

November 29, 2017

The use of Guantanamo Bay-style hoods, restraints and tear gas at the notorious Don Dale Youth Detention Centre was just the tip of the iceberg for the child inmates of the Northern Territory facility, the […]

‘We can’t let this report gather dust’

November 29, 2017

A plan to overhaul Australia’s youth justice system prepared by a coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations has been tabled in Federal Parliament. The ‘Free to Be Kids: National Plan of Action’ was […]

Project targets bush court education

November 29, 2017

A pioneering project to help Aboriginal people navigate bush courts has uncovered ways to improve communication and potentially cut avoidable Indigenous incarceration in the Northern Territory. ARDS Aboriginal Corporation and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice […]

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