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 […]

Nation mourns music legend’s passing

July 26, 2017

Tributes poured in today following the death of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous musician, Dr G Yunupingu, at the age of 46. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted that Dr Yunupingu was “a remarkable Australian sharing Yolngu […]

New $1m program targets family wellbeing

July 12, 2017

New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be a priority across WA’s Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields in a first for the state. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed a WA Government commitment to contribute $1 […]

Land use deals kill native title: Pat Dodson

June 28, 2017

Opportunities offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Indigenous Land Use Agreements often come at too high a cost, WA Senator Pat Dodson has warned. Senator Dodson said agreements — where native title […]

Page and Mailman receive royal nod

June 14, 2017

Actor Deborah Mailman and Bangarra Dance Artistic Director Stephen Page were among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this week. Mailman was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service […]

Emily Wurramara, Tia Gostelow lead QMA charge

April 5, 2017

The girls ruled at the recent Queensland Music Awards. Best Indigenous Song went to Emily Wurramara, while 17-year-old Tia Gostelow won Best Singer-Songwriter and the School Award. The two Indigenous singers were among a field […]

The hills are alive with the sound of Gondwana

March 8, 2017

The Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir is travelling to Austria to perform with the famous Vienna Boys Choir. A special dinner is being held to raise funds for the 23 young choristers to make the trip […]

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