Govt, scientists round on deadly outback virus

May 16, 2018

Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt said the Federal Government was taking seriously the threat of a potentially deadly, sexually transmitted virus estimated to be carried by up to 10,000 people in Central Australia. Top international […]

‘Cowboy without a horse’ takes aim again

May 16, 2018

Seventies television detective Kojak had his lollypop. Another classic TV detective Colombo had his rumpled beige raincoat. And ’80s TV private eye Magnum had his colourful Hawaiian shirts. Actor Aaron Pedersen’s outback detective, Jay Swan, […]

Basketball needs an Indigenous round

May 16, 2018

An Indigenous round within the national men’s and women’s national basketball leagues would help encourage the next crop of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stars such as Patty Mills and Rohanee Cox, according to former […]

Look whose handiwork Choo chooses

May 16, 2018

His artwork caught the attention of couture shoe designer Jimmy Choo, who has used it on prototypes for his high-end shoes and is in talks to use it on more. But Aussie shoe lovers won’t […]

Trailblazing Gail is the nation’s top nurse

May 16, 2018

Gail Yarran, a Ballardong and Wadjuk woman from Quairading in Western Australia, is Australia’s top nurse. Ms Yarran has taken out the HESTA Nursing and Midwifery Award for 2018 Nurse of the Year. The HESTA […]

‘Never resist any aspect of who you are’: Oscar

May 16, 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has hit out at new figures showing a 77 percent increase in female incarceration, saying poverty, the removal of children, poor health and violence are […]

Shocking police act needs independent probe

May 16, 2018

A human rights lawyer representing an 18-year-old Noongar man struck by a police car in Perth said he would have preferred the matter to have been independently investigated. William Farmer was hit by the car […]

Holt takes up reins of Indigenous strategy

May 16, 2018

Macquarie University in New South Wales has appointed Dr Leanne Holt as its first Pro Vice Chancellor for Indigenous Strategy. Dr Holt is a Worimin woman, with further family connections to Biripai country, and has […]

Murray-Darling plan still a winding path

May 16, 2018

The agreement between the Federal Government and Labor over the Murray-Darling Basin is one step forward and one step back, according to the peak body for traditional owners in the southern Murray Darling Basin. The […]

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