Corporations to square up govt debt

December 19, 2017

Two Indigenous corporations are among the Federal Government’s biggest borrowers, with an economic update this week showing they have a combined financial exposure of more than $1 billion The Indigenous Land Corporation’s fully owned subsidiary […]

Former Njamal exec to face assault trial

December 13, 2017

A former managing director of the Njamal Mining company in Western Australia’s Pilbara is to stand trial in the mining town of Port Hedland on a charge of common assault in circumstances of aggravation or […]

PM remains a large, immovable object

December 13, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again ruled out holding a referendum on the proposal to enshrine an Indigenous voice to Federal Parliament in the Constitution. Quizzed by Indigenous lawyer Teela Reid on the ABC’s Q&A […]

‘Rising levels of racism’ concern UN

December 13, 2017

The United Nations says it is concerned at rising levels of racism, discrimination and xenophobia in Australia and that Indigenous people, migrants and refugees are bearing the brunt of racist hate speech and violence. In […]

UN report damns widespread discrimination

December 13, 2017

Indigenous Australians face persistent challenges and discrimination in all aspects of their life, a United Nations committee has said in a new report. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said attempts to […]

Plaque will enshrine echoes of Redfern

December 13, 2017

The City of Sydney is to carry out the final wishes of Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear by installing a commemorative plaque in Redfern Park. The council unanimously supported installing the plaque a day after the […]

$23m capital injection for WA community

December 13, 2017

One of Australia’s most remote Aboriginal communities, Tjuntjuntjara in Western Australia’s Great Victoria Desert, is to get a $23.8 million capital injection in the form of major capital works and essential services, WA Housing Minister […]

Former Njamal exec faces trial for theft

December 10, 2017

A former managing director of the Njamal Mining company in Western Australia’s Pilbara is to face trial in June on four charges of stealing as a servant. Sharon Lee Westerman appeared in Perth Magistrates Court […]

‘Stolen wages’ legal cases underway

November 29, 2017

Australia’s so-called ‘stolen wages cases’ are set to lift the lid on working conditions for Aboriginal people across the country. Barrister Joshua Creamer, a Wannyi and Kalkadoon man who is working across the cases in […]

Yami’s daughters take up anti-nuclear fight

November 29, 2017

Sisters Karina and Rose Lester know all too well the tragedy nuclear weapons can bring. Their late father Yami Lester, a Yankunytjatjara man of northern South Australia, lost his sight after being exposed as a […]

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