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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Willie Rioli AFL

Fever’s building on the sidelines: are you ready for the AFL Grand Final?

Four Indigenous players will take part in this Saturday’s AFL Grand Final at the MCG. We’ve brought you the highlights and lowlights of their...

Barkindji Warrior reflects on ‘hard day in the office’

Barkindji woman Shantelle Thompson will return home to Melbourne and regroup after losing two bouts in a major Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in Los...
Brendan and Sam Doggett with Scott and Nick Boland pictured here with a statue of Indigenous fast bowler Eddie Gilbert. Photo by Queensland Cricket.

Indigenous rugby team triumph over stacked odds in North America

Referee controversy in Quebec, collapsing scrums, a 55-hour transit and torrential rain are not stopping the Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team (IAIR) from scoring...
We All Sleep, Fremantle PressArtist Sally Morgan

Pilbara Palyku mob share opulent illustrations; tense questions

Crocs, kookaburras and a dingo howling in the golden light of the moon—these are some of the creatures that populate mother-and-son team Sally Morgan...

Surfing kept me sane: Indigenous surf tour celebrates 21 years

Communities across regional Victoria will participate in Australia’s longest running Indigenous surf tour this September and October, as it celebrates its 21st year. The Indigenous...
Brendan and Sam Doggett with Scott and Nick Boland pictured here with a statue of Indigenous fast bowler Eddie Gilbert. Photo by Queensland Cricket.

History in the making: a fast bowler with raw pace and wicket-taking ability

Queensland fast bowler Brendan Doggett may become just the second Indigenous man in history to play Test cricket for Australia this month. The Australian cricket...
Brendan and Sam Doggett with Scott and Nick Boland pictured here with a statue of Indigenous fast bowler Eddie Gilbert. Photo by Queensland Cricket.

AFL awards Demons’ defender for work with Indigenous youth

Melbourne Demons’ defender Neville Jetta has won the 2018 Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award at the AFL’s night of nights in Melbourne. Jetta, who is...

Indigenous patients in need of new kidneys aren’t getting a fair go

Indigenous patients with kidney disease are missing out on transplants because they are not being put on waiting lists for the potentially life-saving surgery,...
Victoria's Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher addresses a community forum at the Wauthaurong Aboriginal Community Co-op in Geelong.

Key land rights organisation celebrates 40th birthday Kimberley-style

In 1978 Aboriginal people faced off against a convoy of police and miners to protect their sacred land at Nookanbah in Western Australia’s far...
Victoria's Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher addresses a community forum at the Wauthaurong Aboriginal Community Co-op in Geelong.

Victoria steps on gas toward treaty

As Victoria continues to move towards a treaty, Aboriginal people from across the state have been invited to a treaty gathering at the Melbourne...
Victoria's Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher addresses a community forum at the Wauthaurong Aboriginal Community Co-op in Geelong.

Pilbara group concerned by FMG’s ‘aggressive project timelines’

The battle over an ancient valley — Ngajanha Marnta or Spear Hill — in Western Australia’s Pilbara has re-ignited. Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation (WGAG), the...
Victoria's Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher addresses a community forum at the Wauthaurong Aboriginal Community Co-op in Geelong.

How can we escape the quicksand of Australian justice systems?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, communities and organisations have called on the Federal Government to act on a key report which tackles the...