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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gloves off as Mundine brands Brandis a ‘dickhead’ over jail rate probe

Warren Mundine has launched a stinging attack on the government he advises, blasting a new inquiry set up into Indigenous imprisonment rates and belittling the...

Victorian child protection services at ‘crisis point’; report

Victorian child protection services have failed Aboriginal children as the number being placed in out-of-home care escalates to crisis point, a report tabled in...

Not everyone’s a fan of females on the footy field

What is the fundamental difference between men and women? Science (and observation) says that muscle mass and body composition are the two key differences between...

Abstudy cuts hurting low-income students from remote Oz

Students, trainees and apprentices from remote areas were being disadvantaged by a new approach to Abstudy from the Department of Social Services, a senior...

Zach’s riding a wave of success from the US

Americans are loving artist Zachary Bennett-Brook’s distinctive hand-painted surfboards. The Wollongong artist, who is of Torres Strait Islander descent, began painting boards professionally about three...

National Congress on verge of extinction, say leaders

Hopes for a workable, well-funded Indigenous Congress — once lauded as a turning point in Australia’s reconciliation process— are in tatters, with the organisation set...

Gooniyandi consent reflects ‘deep connection to country’

The Gooniyandi people have been recognised as the native title holders of a further 184 square km of their country in the central Kimberley. Made...

That’s the spirit; chasing Blackfella ghosts from past and present

Ghost stories from Indigenous Australia will feature in a new documentary series on NITV. The four-part series Shadow Trackers premieres on October 27. Actors Hunter Page-Lochard...

Kaatijin series targets young Noongar audiences

Western Australia’s Yirra Yaakin Theatre company will premiere a new work on October 27. Boodjar Kaatijin will be the third instalment of the company’s Kaatijin series of...

Bangarra back treading the Terrain

Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre company will tour regional Western Australia and South Australia in coming weeks with its production, Terrain. Terrain explores the connection between...

Archie’s back in town after invading Europe

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Archie Roach will perform songs from his upcoming album at a special Melbourne concert on October 29. Roach’s new album Let Love Rule...

Skull home, no thanks to Archbishop; now for the shield . . .

A former Anglican Archbishop of Perth broke export laws when he sent the skull of an Aborigine to London where it remained for nearly...