Homelessness fuels detention: Royal Commission

September 20, 2017

Homelessness rates 15 times higher than the national average could be behind the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children being placed in child protection and youth detention centres in the Northern Territory. That’s the finding of […]

Evans all at sea about next big challenge

September 20, 2017

Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans will cross one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of water on a paddle board as part of a 170km sea odyssey to raise money and awareness for Aboriginal health […]

Ancient place names must be known: Pearson

September 20, 2017

Ancient Aboriginal place names should be officially recognised throughout Australia, Cape York chairman Noel Pearson says. Mr Pearson estimates that fewer than one in 100 ancient names are acknowledged and says reinstating them is a […]

UN envoy urges Australia to speed up treaty

September 20, 2017

The push for Constitutional change and a treaty in Australia has been backed in a United Nations report. The report to the UN Human Rights Council this month followed the March visit to Australia by […]

Elders, Altman call for apology, end to intervention

September 6, 2017

The decline of remote Aboriginal communities could leave vast tracks of Australia unpopulated and a security threat, one of Australia’s leading authorities on remote communities has said. Professor Jon Altman, of Deakin University in Melbourne, […]

Trust servant faces theft charges

August 23, 2017

A 52-year-old woman from the northern Perth suburb of Landsdale is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court next month on two charges of stealing as a servant, police said. The charges are understood to […]

Half-mast better than half-arsed for Jan 26

August 23, 2017

A respected Wurundjeri elder says she would like to see flags flown at half mast on January 26 to commemorate fallen Aboriginal warriors as the mayors of two Victorian councils stood their ground on cancelling […]

Legal body welcomes licence laws

August 23, 2017

The Aboriginal Legal Service in New South Wales and the ACT has welcomed new measures by the NSW Government that give disqualified drivers the chance to get back on the road. The government said the […]

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