Wreaths would ‘heal a hurt country’

April 18, 2018

Aboriginal people who died in the so-called ‘frontier wars’ of colonisation should be formally recognised in Anzac Day proceedings, according to the organisers of an annual march to honour them. Activist Michael Anderson, the last […]

Latte a long way from anywhere

April 18, 2018

Remote Fitzroy Crossing is an unlikely place to find a burgeoning cappuccino strip. But the town’s newly opened Jalangurru Mayi (or Good Mood Food Café) is breaking new ground. Owned by the local Marra Worra […]

NT leaders stick it to visiting royal

April 18, 2018

The Commonwealth Games may be over but Prince Charles was given a lasting message by Yolngu leaders to take away with him. Prince Charles was in Australia to open the games on the Gold Coast, […]

It’s a clean sweep for tidy Aputula

April 18, 2018

The desert community of Aputula in the Northern Territory is doing its bit to keep Australia beautiful. Not only is the township officially the NT’s tidiest, but it has also been named as Australia’s 2018 […]

Devon’s anti-violence vision gains ground

April 4, 2018

A remote community in Western Australia’s Pilbara would provide a men-free safe haven from family violence as part of an ambitious proposal to mend families and reduce the number of Aboriginal people in jails. Newman, […]

Time to change the narrative: Oscar

April 4, 2018

Aboriginal, legal and human rights organisations have called on the federal, state and territory governments to adopt the blueprint for change set down by the Australian Law Reform Commission’s report on Indigenous incarceration. Aboriginal and […]

Prison report targets child protection

April 4, 2018

A national inquiry into child protection laws and processes affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is one of 35 wide-ranging recommendations in a major report on the over-representation of Indigenous people in Australian prisons. […]

Supreme Court review sought for Spear Hill

April 4, 2018

The Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation has asked the Supreme Court in Western Australia for a review in the ongoing battle over Ngajanha Marnta, or Spear Hill, in the state’s Pilbara. WGAC said in a statement […]

Grants on offer for anti-violence ideas

April 4, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new initiatives to stop family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins has launched a $1 million […]

Victoria treaty bill paves the way

April 4, 2018

Australia’s first treaty laws have been introduced into the Victorian Parliament. The historic legislation will see the Victorian Government and the state’s Aboriginal people enter into formal treaty negotiations – the first state in the […]

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