Breakthrough gives babies better start to life

December 7, 2016

A program aimed at reducing premature births among Western Australian women, particularly in Aboriginal communities, has lowered the rate by eight per cent, according to researchers. The WA Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative included a public […]

Digital storybook tells it the Warlpiri way

November 23, 2016

The management plan for the vast Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is no longer a closed book to the Aboriginal people responsible for looking after fragile country near the border of Western Australia and […]

Leaders come out swinging against domestic violence

November 17, 2016

Three of the most senior Indigenous women in the country have come out swinging against domestic violence. In a powerful statement to the National Press Club in Canberra today, University of Melbourne Professor Marcia Langton, […]

Law council condemns imprisonment rate

November 17, 2016

The Law Council of Australia has called for urgent change to combat high rates of imprisonment highlighted in the Productivity Commission’s latest report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. The report, released today (November 17), found some […]

Traditional owners unite to protect Fitzroy River

November 17, 2016

Traditional owners have reacted to increasing development pressure by pledging to work together to protect and manage the Fitzroy River and its tributaries in the Kimberley. During a two-day meeting in Fitzroy Crossing, traditional owners […]

Canadian legal eagle talks reconciliation

November 9, 2016

Canada’s first Indigenous Justice Minister and Attorney-General has discussed links between the Canadian and Australian experience with reconciliation at a free lecture in Canberra. Jody Wilson-Raybould, an Indigenous woman, former Crown prosecutor and former Regional […]

Social workers, leaders lament cycle of violence

November 9, 2016

Renee Leslie has a no-nonsense attitude to domestic violence. The social worker from the New South Wales town of Nowra says Indigenous communities should have zero tolerance for the epidemic facing their people. “It’s not […]

18c – another law to divide both black and white

November 9, 2016

The battle lines have been drawn over Australia’s racial discrimination laws, with black and white leaders divided over whether they need to be changed and human rights advocates clashing with those pushing for greater freedom of […]

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