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 […]

Indigenous health service in rorts probe

September 20, 2017

This article has been republished with permission from The Australian newspaper. A prominent indigenous health service is among the first to be targeted under a crackdown on Medicare rorts expected to recoup millions of dollars […]

Queen adds royal nod to final farewell

September 20, 2017

Music legend Dr G Yunupingu, one of the most important voices in Australian music, was this week farewelled at a state memorial service in Darwin attended by celebrities and dignitaries — there was even a […]

Incarceration solutions lie within communities

September 20, 2017

A lack of culturally appropriate diversionary and rehabilitation programs, inadequate funding for legal support and limited use of Circle Sentencing and Koori Courts are factors contributing to the disproportionately high incarceration rates of Aboriginal people. […]

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