Just one week away from making history

June 13, 2018

Victoria is set to continue to make Australian history next week when key legislation in its move towards a treaty is expected to reach the Upper House of State Parliament. The state’s move has made […]

SA rehab body cries foul over cuts

June 13, 2018

The South Australian-based Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council faces closure after the Federal Government announced it would cut funding to the parent body from January, according to its chief executive officer Scott Wilson. The ADAC […]

Lawyers hail wisdom of second Koori Court

June 13, 2018

The New South Wales Government’s decision to extend the Youth Koori Court to another Sydney children’s court — at a cost of $2.7 million over three years — has been welcomed by the Aboriginal Legal […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Fresh cadets ready to use the force

May 30, 2018

The first four Aboriginal cadets from the Western Australian Police Force’s Aboriginal Cadet Program have been sworn in as police officers. The two female and two male officers were among 41 who graduated from the […]

Beware: scammers are hitting their marks

May 30, 2018

Indigenous Australians were scammed out of nearly $1.7 million last year, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC said its Scamwatch website received 1810 scam reports in 2017 from Indigenous people, with […]

WA adopts custody hotline in wake of Dhu

May 30, 2018

Western Australia is joining the other states and territories that have notification services to provide legal advice and welfare checks for all Aboriginal people taken into police custody. When the service is up and running […]

Forum to shift the focus on child protection

May 30, 2018

Australia has the highest rates of children in the child protection system and in out-of-home care in the world, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children over-represented. Since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made the […]

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