It’s an F-minus for Indigenous rights

January 12, 2018

The Northern Territory came bottom of the class, while New South Wales also flunked, but Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory got top marks. They’re the results by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, which […]

Cape York’s little community that could

January 12, 2018

The little Cape York Indigenous community of Wujal Wujal has become the first town in Australia to launch a private wireless network that gives residents access to a range of free telecommunication services, even during […]

Native Title win may set new precedent

December 20, 2017

Traditional owners of the Mount Jowlaenga area in Western Australia’s Kimberley have won a landmark court battle with miner Sheffield Resources over one of the biggest mineral sands deposits to be discovered in three decades. […]

New policy chips away at WA contracts

December 19, 2017

Western Australia is moving to increase the economic participation of Aboriginal people in the state with its first Aboriginal Procurement Policy. WA Finance and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt, who became Australia’s first Indigenous treasurer […]

Baby steps: the year that was for Indig Oz

December 19, 2017

From Australia Day rebellion to Native Title turmoil and disappointment over stalled Constitutional reform, 2017 wasn’t for the faint hearted. Here we look at the year’s 10 defining moments for Indigenous Australia … #1  The […]

Dole program is starving families: Labor

December 19, 2017

Many people in remote communities will go hungry this Christmas as a direct result of the Federal Government’s controversial work-for-the-dole Community Development Program, Labor Senators have warned. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has announced […]

Prison inspector says Kimberley needs new plan

December 19, 2017

The Kimberley in far north Western Australia needs a long-term custodial plan to improve the numbers of Aboriginal prisoners who remain in their regions, the State’s Inspector of Custodial Services said this week. Inspector Neil […]

Peak body calls Turnbull on abuse action

December 19, 2017

The national body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has called on the Turnbull Government to implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. SNAICC […]

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 […]

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