Top doc says get vaccinated now

May 2, 2018

By Dr Brett Sutton* With Australia’s influenza season underway, it’s time to talk about vaccinations and why they’re important for everyone, especially at-risk groups, which includes Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. Aboriginal children aged […]

‘I know Australia is a better nation than this’

March 7, 2018

Reconciliation in Australia has become a meaningless term, says respected Yawuru man Peter Yu. Mr Yu*, from Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley, told a capacity audience at the Australian National University that reconciliation had become […]

‘We don’t even have a plan’: Solonec

January 12, 2018

OPINION – EXCLUSIVE  By Tammy Solonec* In October last year, Australia was voted onto the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the first time – for a three-year term. On the face of it, this […]

EXCLUSIVE: 2018 will be our year, says Gordon

December 19, 2017

OPINION Another year draws to an end. Like all years prior, it has been one step forward, two steps back with the very occasional unimpeded step forward. Our struggle has not been much different in 2017 than it has been since Cook landed up on Cape York 247 years ago. Ours has […]

‘Same-sex victory has bigger lessons’

December 7, 2017

OPINION By Senator Pat Dodson* As a Yawuru man representing Australia in the Senate, I am often asked about my position on same-sex marriage. The truth is – I am a strong supporter of same-sex […]

Welfare card is a silver bullet that doesn’t fire

August 9, 2017

By Michelle Nelson-Cox* A card to tackle every imaginable social problem in vulnerable communities is a poorly regarded and ideologically-driven program destined to fail. Claims by outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan that the cashless […]

Did Australia fail Dr Yunupingu?

August 9, 2017

By Tess Lawrence* Dr Yunupingu was born blind and yet he could see through time and space and play pool with the planets. His odyssean songlines ached with beauty and haunting lamentations. They caressed the […]

Referendum is dead: long live the treaty

August 9, 2017

By Michael Mansell* Now that Malcolm Turnbull has killed any hope of a referendum for any Aboriginal ‘voice’ to Parliament, it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to […]

Stop kicking this can down the road, says Gordon

July 27, 2017

By Sean Gordon The response of some politicians to the Referendum Council’s report and its recommendation for a constitutionally guaranteed Indigenous voice to parliament has been truly appalling. Yet I am not surprised. They are […]

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