Indigenous bodies are overlooked by Govt: Oxfam

April 20, 2017

There was a “worrying lack of transparency” around the Federal Government’s funding model for programs targeting Indigenous Australia, aid agency Oxfam said in a report released this month. Oxfam Australia said under the Indigenous Advancement […]

Corporation sees the light through solar project

April 20, 2017

The Bungala Aboriginal Corporation in South Australia is set to reap up to $1.8 million in economic benefits from a landmark solar energy deal that will see the nation’s biggest solar power station developed on […]

New suicide-prevention app embodies tradition

April 20, 2017

Elders at a remote Northern Territory community used culture and traditions to put an end to suicide in their community — and now they are planning to share their success with other communities through a […]

Rachel Perkins earns place to debate Constitution

April 5, 2017

Respected filmmaker Rachel Perkins is one of 10 Central Australian Aboriginal representatives who will argue for meaningful constitutional change in Australia. Perkins, whose latest film Jasper Jones premiered in Australian cinemas last month, was elected […]

18C battle won but war not over: Congress

April 5, 2017

The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples said its fight to preserve section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act was not over. The Congress said in a statement while the Senate had voted against proposed […]

Treaty talks begin for South Australia

April 5, 2017

South Australia’s Treaty Commissioner Roger Thomas began consultations this week with Aboriginal people to discuss what a state Treaty might look like. Initial talks will focus on whether Aboriginal people want a treaty, whether there […]

Access to legal help is under threat: ALS

April 5, 2017

More Aboriginal people will be denied access to proper legal help if funding cuts of $1.2 million go ahead in the May federal budget. That’s the warning issued on Tuesday by the Aboriginal Legal Service […]

Nation’s racism and Indigenous incarceration shock UN

April 5, 2017

A United Nations official says she is “deeply disturbed” by the prevalence of racism against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples she encountered during a 15-day fact-finding mission to Australia. The Special Rapporteur on […]

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