Social media elevates 10th Indigenous Day

August 9, 2017

The United Nations is marking International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today with a Twitter campaign. The campaign will continue into September for the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights […]

Regional leaders unite to push reform agenda

August 9, 2017

Indigenous leaders from eight regions across Australia — from inner Sydney to the West Kimberley — have called on the Prime Minister and Opposition leader to act quickly on the Referendum Council’s recommendations. Empowered Communities, […]

Garma’s drumbeat a call for change

August 9, 2017

  Constitutional change for Indigenous peoples dominated talks at the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory — the annual celebration of Indigenous culture and Australia’s premier forum for discussing Indigenous affairs. About 2500 people, including […]

Indigenous kids in the race to keep up

August 9, 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote areas lagged three to five years behind other school children by the time they reached Years 5 and 9 – an “unacceptable” situation, according to Social […]

Nation mourns music legend’s passing

July 26, 2017

Tributes poured in today following the death of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous musician, Dr G Yunupingu, at the age of 46. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted that Dr Yunupingu was “a remarkable Australian sharing Yolngu […]

Anger, sadness over judge’s Doughty sentence

July 26, 2017

Protests broke out across Australia this week in the wake of the lesser sentencing of the man who ran over Aboriginal boy Elijah Doughty in Western Australia. The man’s acquittal of manslaughter sparked outrage across […]

NT groups hold back mining company

July 26, 2017

The Northern Land Council and Waanyi-Garawa Aboriginal Land Trust have successfully sought an interlocutory injunction to stop a mining company entering Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory. The Federal Court this month granted the council […]

Cashless card ‘bandaid’ is unfair and unwelcome

July 26, 2017

Kimberley Land Council Directors met with Senators Jacqui Lambie and Skye Kakoschke-Moore at the council’s quarterly board meeting in Kununurra last week to discuss the cashless debit card. The senators were in the region as […]

Grassroots dissent derails referendum report

July 26, 2017

Support from senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander figures for the Referendum Council’s final report — which recommends a referendum on an Indigenous voice to Federal Parliament — is facing grassroots revolt. Critics of the […]

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