Forum looks to unlock mental health crisis

February 16, 2018

SPONSORED CONTENT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are outrageously over-represented in Australia’s justice system. According to the Human Rights Watch Report 2018, Indigenous children and youth are 25 times more likely to end up […]

Australia Day debate now on COAG agenda

February 7, 2018

Aboriginal leaders are poised to ask all tiers of government to formally change the date of Australia Day before next year. Tasmanian lawyer and Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell said the issue of Australia Day being […]

Look away, says Kal mayor of Nazi slur

February 7, 2018

The mayor of a Western Australian Goldfields town where a Nazi flag was allegedly displayed at a private Australia Day party says he wants the incident to “go away”. A swastika was allegedly cut into […]

Former PM weighs in on treaty talk

February 7, 2018

Former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Australia is “on a trajectory towards a treaty”. In an interview to be aired on NITV current affairs show Living Black tonight, Mr Rudd says Australia won’t achieve […]

‘Reconciliation is our responsibility’: Thurston

February 7, 2018

Rugby league champion Johnathan Thurston has urged Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to show respect for each other. “I believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to develop respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, to support reconciliation and […]

Jail stint for NT man who preyed on the sick

February 7, 2018

A Northern Territory man jailed for ripping off sick Aboriginal people has also been permanently banned from being involved in credit activities and providing financial services. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission placed the ban […]

Top Oz Day gong honours service game

January 26, 2018

Tennis legend Evonne Goolagong-Cawley has received top honours in the Australia Day honours list. Mrs Goolagong-Cawley, a world number one tennis player in the 1970s, has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia […]

Contractor’s creditors to be paid in full

January 24, 2018

Creditors of the Eastern Guruma contracting company — placed in voluntary administration in October — will be paid in full by November, administrator Kim Strickland said this week. Mr Strickland said the company was “proceeding […]

Remote stations offer weather proof

January 24, 2018

Traditional owners are working with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to collect valuable weather information that will help shed new light on rainfall and flow patterns in remote areas of the region. Twenty-seven weather stations have […]

Everyone’s two bob on Oz Day debate

January 24, 2018

It’s by no means a new issue, but the debate surrounding the date and name of Australia Day has been particularly vocal this year, with many new voices joining the traditional commentary. Here’s NIT’s quick […]

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