50 years since Rose beat the world, where are we?

February 28, 2018

By Barry York Fifty years ago this week, Lionel Rose became the first Aboriginal Australian to win a world championship. On 26 February 1968, he defeated Masahiko ‘Fighting’ Harada in Japan for the world bantamweight […]

‘Administrative chaos’ risks sacred site

February 21, 2018

An ancient valley in a region of Australia found to hold secrets of Aboriginal occupation dating back to the Ice Age is at risk of being destroyed by a rail line planned by billionaire Andrew […]

Miss Fisher’s new case is close to home

February 21, 2018

Actress Essie Davis, who plays Phryne Fisher in the ABC television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, is lending her voice to a campaign to protect a remote Tasmania wilderness that has the largest number of […]

Jessica heads home for free concert

February 21, 2018

Jessica Mauboy will headline a free community event in Darwin to celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay’s time in the Northern Territory. Mauboy will perform at the Waterfront in Darwin on […]

Sporty sisters seize multiple opportunities

February 21, 2018

Trailblazing triplets Lauren, Roberta and Jacinta Ramirez-Smith, 18, have similar interests, so it came as no surprise to friends and family when all three set their sights on careers in physiotherapy. “It just happened,” says […]

Emily’s dreaming is now in plane sight

February 21, 2018

Qantas has unveiled a special salute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The plane features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily […]

Closing the Gap still a distant dream

February 21, 2018

After a decade of government initiatives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are still struggling to find work, dying younger and their children are still falling behind when it comes to attending school. The annual […]

Tent Embassy founder targets Turnbull

February 21, 2018

Australia effectively abandoned its Closing the Gap policy in 2014 when more than $530 million was cut from the federal Indigenous Affairs budget, a review of the Closing the Gap strategy claims. The review by […]

Narungga deal paves way for treaty

February 21, 2018

The Narungga Nation has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government that is being hailed as a significant milestone towards Treaty. The official signing of the Buthera Agreement last week lays the foundations for […]

MISSING MAN: Have you seen Roly?

February 21, 2018

Friends and family of a 44-year-old man who was last seen in remote Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s north around January 25 are concerned for his welfare and police have appealed to the public for […]

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