June Oscar new Social Justice Commissioner

February 10, 2017

June Oscar is the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing takes over from the popular Mick Gooda, who is now a Commissioner investigating the Northern Territory’s youth justice system. […]

Sarra, Mason big winners in advisory council ‘refresh’

February 8, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has appointed Australian of the Year finalist Andrea Mason and education leader Chris Sarra to his peak Indigenous advisory group, ending speculation about the future of the controversial council. The Prime Minister has deliberately […]

Former corporation head faces prison term

February 8, 2017

A former director of Githabul Nation Aboriginal Corporation is facing jail after pleading guilty in the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney to three counts of dishonestly using his position. In June last year, Trevor […]

Department re-opens Kal office post-riots

February 1, 2017

Western Australia’s Department of Aboriginal Affairs is to re-open an office in Kalgoorlie, the Goldfields city that was the scene of riots in 2016. WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Peter Collier this week said the new […]

Roper Council puts safety first

February 1, 2017

With 400 staff and 1300 community development program participants scattered across 186,000 square kilometres in the Northern Territory, the Roper Gulf Regional Council has come up with a new way to help keep workers safe. […]

Bid to saddle up Indigenous Light Horse history

February 1, 2017

Almost 100 years since the famous Battle of Beersheba in the Middle East, a project is underway to give the Indigenous Light Horsemen who fought in World War I their rightful place in Australian history. […]

Critical response team expands after WA success

January 25, 2017

A Critical Response Service trialed in WA over the past year will be expanded into the Northern Territory and South Australia this year, says Indigenous Affairs minister Nigel Scullion. The expansion will be part of […]

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