Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monthly Archives: February 2018

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

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...

‘Administrative chaos’ risks sacred site

An ancient valley in a region of Australia found to hold secrets of Aboriginal occupation dating back to the Ice Age is at risk...

Miss Fisher’s new case is close to home

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...

Jessica heads home for free concert

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...

Sporty sisters seize multiple opportunities

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...

Emily’s dreaming is now in plane sight

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...

Closing the Gap still a distant dream

After a decade of government initiatives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are still struggling to find work, dying younger and their children are...

Tent Embassy founder targets Turnbull

Australia effectively abandoned its Closing the Gap policy in 2014 when more than $530 million was cut from the federal Indigenous Affairs budget, a...

Narungga deal paves way for treaty

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...

MISSING MAN: Have you seen Roly?

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...

Forum looks to unlock mental health crisis

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are outrageously over-represented in Australia’s justice system. According to the Human Rights Watch Report 2018, Indigenous children and youth...

Harley’s ‘wrong turn’ is right on track

Australia’s first Indigenous winter Olympian, figure skater Harley Windsor, is due to arrive in South Korea today ahead of his history-making turn on the...