Kimberley women set to put talk into action

October 18, 2017

Aboriginal women from across the Kimberley have shared their knowledge, inspirations and challenges at the region’s first Straight Talk event held in Broome. The regional event, delivered jointly by Kimberley Aboriginal membership organisation Aarnja and […]

Remembering an elder and a warrior

October 18, 2017

Obituary contributed by Jane Vadiveloo* Last month, our nation lost a great fighter in M Hayes Ampetyane, an iconic elder of the Arrernte Nation and a senior Traditional Owner of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). As a […]

Nuclear memories inspire winning doco

October 18, 2017

A virtual reality journey with Martu elder Nyarri Morgan, who witnessed a nuclear bomb explosion at the British testing site of Maralinga in the 1950s, has won a prize at the News and Documentary Emmy […]

New store an all-Indigenous operation

October 18, 2017

At the newly opened Bagala Community Store in the Northern Territory outback, $1 bottles of spring water are flying off the shelf. Water has quickly become the fastest selling item at one of Australia’s most […]

James wants people to come to his party

October 18, 2017

A Dunghutti man is founding his own political party and plans to field candidates at the next federal election. James Gibbs, 26 of New South Wales, said he is currently recruiting members for his Ethics […]

Mount Jowlaenga and miner go back to court

October 18, 2017

The battle between traditional owners of the Mount Jowlaenga area in Western Australia’s Kimberley and mineral sands miner Sheffield Resources Ltd over a proposed multimillion dollar mineral sands project is heading back to court, with […]

Doco exposes ‘fake news’ about island

October 18, 2017

Growing up in the coastal city of Hervey Bay in Queensland’s south, Tori-Jay Mordey would often look out to nearby Fraser Island, as it’s now called, unaware of the lie at its heart. Now aged […]

Plan would restore self-determination in Qld

October 18, 2017

The way billions of taxpayer dollars is used for services in Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities would be turned on its head under a plan that has been hailed as the most important […]

Kids used as drug mules in remote Qld: inquiry

October 18, 2017

Young children are being used as drug mules and runners in remote north-west Queensland Aboriginal communities where the use of illicit substances is rife, a State Government inquiry has been told. Very young girls were […]

Unfinished business in the Kimberley

October 4, 2017

The four peak Aboriginal organisations in the Kimberley have called on the Australian and WA governments for change in key areas, from Constitutional recognition to the preservation of traditional languages. In a statement released after […]

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