Twists and turns of Bennelong inspire new show

June 14, 2017

The life of Woollarawarre Bennelong, one of the first Aboriginal men to be taken from his people and introduced to European ways in the 1700s, is the inspiration behind a new performance by Bangarra Dance […]

Mintabie may be returned to traditional owners

June 14, 2017

Ownership and management of the South Australian outback opal mining town of Mintabie could be handed back to the traditional owners. The South Australian Government said it would review the lease agreement over the town […]

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 […]

Runners ready to round the rock

June 14, 2017

Marathon great Robert de Castella will join runners from across Australia at Uluru on June 17 for the annual National Deadly Fun Run Championships. About 125 runners will take part in the event — a […]

Health career pathways improve by degrees

June 14, 2017

The Australian National University is opening a new pathway for Indigenous and rural students to become doctors and health professionals. From 2018, the ANU Medical School will offer a new Bachelor of Health Science program, […]

Remote centre art finds big-city canvas

June 14, 2017

Aboriginal artists from 11 remote centres will be showing and selling their artworks, sculptures, textiles and accessories at a special art market in Sydney on July 2. The ‘Blak Markets’, to be held at Barangaroo […]

Decision keeps Kings Canyon clear of mining

June 14, 2017

The traditional owners of Watarrka, or Kings Canyon National Park, in the Northern Territory have welcomed the news that their country is now officially off limits for mining and fracking. The Northern Territory Government has […]

Human rights groups back Constitutional change

June 14, 2017

Australian human rights bodies have called on political leaders to work together for Constitutional reform for First Nations people. The New South Wales Parliament has already formally supported the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’, which […]

This TV bad boy’s pretty clever, man

June 14, 2017

In the perennial TV battle between good and evil, one of Australia’s hottest new actors Rob Collins admits he’s sometimes found barracking for the bad guy. Which is just as well since Logie-winner Collins plays […]

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