Indigenous health service in rorts probe

September 20, 2017

This article has been republished with permission from The Australian newspaper. A prominent indigenous health service is among the first to be targeted under a crackdown on Medicare rorts expected to recoup millions of dollars […]

Queen adds royal nod to final farewell

September 20, 2017

Music legend Dr G Yunupingu, one of the most important voices in Australian music, was this week farewelled at a state memorial service in Darwin attended by celebrities and dignitaries — there was even a […]

Incarceration solutions lie within communities

September 20, 2017

A lack of culturally appropriate diversionary and rehabilitation programs, inadequate funding for legal support and limited use of Circle Sentencing and Koori Courts are factors contributing to the disproportionately high incarceration rates of Aboriginal people. […]

Homelessness fuels detention: Royal Commission

September 20, 2017

Homelessness rates 15 times higher than the national average could be behind the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children being placed in child protection and youth detention centres in the Northern Territory. That’s the finding of […]

Evans all at sea about next big challenge

September 20, 2017

Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans will cross one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of water on a paddle board as part of a 170km sea odyssey to raise money and awareness for Aboriginal health […]

Ancient place names must be known: Pearson

September 20, 2017

Ancient Aboriginal place names should be officially recognised throughout Australia, Cape York chairman Noel Pearson says. Mr Pearson estimates that fewer than one in 100 ancient names are acknowledged and says reinstating them is a […]

UN envoy urges Australia to speed up treaty

September 20, 2017

The push for Constitutional change and a treaty in Australia has been backed in a United Nations report. The report to the UN Human Rights Council this month followed the March visit to Australia by […]

Elders, Altman call for apology, end to intervention

September 6, 2017

The decline of remote Aboriginal communities could leave vast tracks of Australia unpopulated and a security threat, one of Australia’s leading authorities on remote communities has said. Professor Jon Altman, of Deakin University in Melbourne, […]

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