Floodwaters cut off Kimberley, Pilbara communities

February 17, 2017

Rising floodwaters are cutting off dozens of indigenous communities right across Western Australia, and it could be up 10 days before the water recedes. In Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, many people are stranded in […]

Teen Tia a top tip to take trophies

February 15, 2017

Teenage singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow is leading the overall nominations for the Queensland Music Awards, which will be held on March 27. Gostelow, 17, who lives in Mackay in north Queensland, is a finalist six times […]

Star-studded line-up to wow Castlemaine

February 15, 2017

A night of story and song dedicated to the Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria will be a special feature of the Castlemaine State Festival next month. ‘Ulumbarra’ will feature some of Australia’s best […]

Gawurra takes award-winning album on the road

February 15, 2017

Yolngu singer-songwriter Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu, whose culture, beliefs and personal journey are embedded deeply in his songs, is touring Australia for the first time. Gawurra released his debut album ‘Ratja Yaliyali’ last year and won […]

Touring Troy thrilled to be on a roll

February 15, 2017

Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley says being inducted into country music’s Roll of Renown is a childhood dream come true. Now on tour around Australia, Cassar-Daley received the honour in February at the Australian Country […]

Indigenous health starts with parents: Wyatt

February 14, 2017

Childhood illnesses such as glue ear will be targeted by new Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt in a bid to improve the health of children through the education of their parents. In a wide-ranging interview […]

Child removal spells second Stolen Generation: Rudd

February 14, 2017

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a second Stolen Generation, describing the numbers of Indigenous children being removed from their homes in recent years as “chilling”. Speaking on the eve of the […]

June Oscar new Social Justice Commissioner

February 10, 2017

June Oscar is the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing takes over from the popular Mick Gooda, who is now a Commissioner investigating the Northern Territory’s youth justice system. […]

Sarra, Mason big winners in advisory council ‘refresh’

February 8, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Australian of the Year finalist Andrea Mason and education leader Chris Sarra to his peak Indigenous advisory group, ending speculation about the future of the controversial council. The Prime Minister has deliberately […]

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