‘We are yet to see any meaningful change’

May 2, 2018

Australia’s human rights record has been “woeful rather than exemplary”, National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Jackie Huggins has told a United Nations forum. Ms Huggins told the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues […]

Koori court continues to set the bar

May 2, 2018

The revolutionary Koori County Court in Victoria — the only higher court of its kind in Australia — is throwing open its doors to the public for a special event as it notches up a […]

Perth scores global tourism event

May 2, 2018

Indigenous tourism operators from across the world will meet in Perth in 2020 for the third World Indigenous Tourism Summit. WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia last week announced the state had been successful in a […]

Old pipes may have caused NT water issue

May 2, 2018

There are no plans to lead-test residents of two town camps at remote Borroloola in the Northern Territory, even as a warning over their drinking water remains in place. The Northern Territory Department of Health […]

Wreaths would ‘heal a hurt country’

April 18, 2018

Aboriginal people who died in the so-called ‘frontier wars’ of colonisation should be formally recognised in Anzac Day proceedings, according to the organisers of an annual march to honour them. Activist Michael Anderson, the last […]

Latte a long way from anywhere

April 18, 2018

Remote Fitzroy Crossing is an unlikely place to find a burgeoning cappuccino strip. But the town’s newly opened Jalangurru Mayi (or Good Mood Food Café) is breaking new ground. Owned by the local Marra Worra […]

NT leaders stick it to visiting royal

April 18, 2018

The Commonwealth Games may be over but Prince Charles was given a lasting message by Yolngu leaders to take away with him. Prince Charles was in Australia to open the games on the Gold Coast, […]

It’s a clean sweep for tidy Aputula

April 18, 2018

The desert community of Aputula in the Northern Territory is doing its bit to keep Australia beautiful. Not only is the township officially the NT’s tidiest, but it has also been named as Australia’s 2018 […]

Devon’s anti-violence vision gains ground

April 4, 2018

A remote community in Western Australia’s Pilbara would provide a men-free safe haven from family violence as part of an ambitious proposal to mend families and reduce the number of Aboriginal people in jails. Newman, […]

Time to change the narrative: Oscar

April 4, 2018

Aboriginal, legal and human rights organisations have called on the federal, state and territory governments to adopt the blueprint for change set down by the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report on Indigenous incarceration. Aboriginal and […]

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