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 […]

Straight-talking women unite to boost skills

October 4, 2017

Aboriginal women will travel from across Western Australia’s Kimberley to Broome next week to gain community activism skills at the region’s first Straight Talk event. Former senator, Olympic gold medallist and Straight Talk trailblazer Nova […]

New contract wins jobs for Njamal people

October 4, 2017

A joint venture between Njamal Services, an arm of the Njamal People’s Trust, and construction mining and maintenance company Pilbara Resource Group has won another significant contract at the Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium mine. The […]

Rangers rescue endangered sawfish pups

October 4, 2017

Malak Malak rangers and researchers from Charles Darwin University have rescued 39 largetooth sawfish pups in the Northern Territory in a muddy mission that has been a boost to the critically endangered species. The rangers […]

Care kids’ stories tell of neglect and despair

October 4, 2017

From turning to aerosol-sniffing to the devastating realisation they wouldn’t be going home, Indigenous children have told of the effects of being forcibly placed in care. The stories of their young lives are contained in […]

We need to save the ‘cross over kids’: Gooda

October 4, 2017

Tackling the epidemic of so-called ‘cross over kids’ whose experiences with the child protection system lead to a life of crime and jail will be at the centre of recommendations from the Royal Commission into […]

Single mum jailed over unpaid fines

September 30, 2017

An Indigenous single mother has been locked up over thousands of dollars of unpaid fines after police were called to her house over a family violence incident. The case has echoes of the circumstances which […]

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