Deadly virus sparks meeting in Alice

May 30, 2018

Representatives of Aboriginal community-controlled health services in Central Australia, Alice Springs Hospital and key research groups will meet in August as an $8 million taskforce is launched to tackle the potentially deadly HTLV-1 virus in […]

No sugar at festival is a sweet idea

May 30, 2018

Sugary drinks will be off the menu at the famous Barunga Festival, which runs from June 8-10 in the Top End. Traditional owners of the local Bagala Community Store are taking a stand against sugar, […]

Lovers of design: pull up a chair

May 30, 2018

The best of Indigenous design from architecture to townplanning and furniture is set to turn heads at the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Blak Design Matters has been curated by Melbourne architect Jefa […]

Kings Cross, kitsch and coming home

May 30, 2018

Artist Tony Albert had just moved to Sydney from Brisbane six years ago when police officers shot and wounded two Aboriginal teenagers who were driving a stolen car in Kings Cross. The shooting took place […]

School lesson inspired stirring song

May 30, 2018

Up-and-coming country music singer-songwriter Angus Gill was in Year 11 at school when the plight of the Stolen Generation moved him so greatly that he felt the urge to write a song about it. The-then […]

More stumbling blocks on treaty path

May 30, 2018

The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher is holding a new round of regional meetings from June 15 as debate continues to rage over the state’s path to a treaty. Ms Gallagher, a Gunditjmara woman, […]

Alberts re-imagines her provocative play

May 30, 2018

It will be the first time Larrakia actor and playwright Jada Alberts — a rising star of Indigenous theatre and screen — has directed her own work when her play Brothers Wreck opens first in […]

Global brand sports Indigenous designs

May 30, 2018

Puma has released a new clothing line inspired by Indigenous art and culture in what it claims is the first range of its kind from a global sporting brand. The Borra Grounds range was designed […]

Repatriation of remains rights wrongs

May 30, 2018

The remains of seven Miriuwung ancestors have been laid to rest in the East Kimberley in WA’s far north after almost a decade of negotiations to bring them home. The Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong […]

Law students line up to argue Moot points

May 30, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students in Queensland will argue their cases in mock trials before some of Australia’s top judicial minds in August. High Court judge James Edelman, Federal Court chief justice James […]

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