First Nations fight back in historic Redfern Statement

June 9, 2016

Australia’s peak indigenous organisations have released their long-awaited Redfern Statement, calling for urgent government action in a complete overhaul of indigenous strategy, engagement and funding. The declaration, backed by dozens of key bodies responsible for […]

McCarthy pole vaults into Nova’s Senate spot

May 30, 2016

Former Northern Territory politician Malarndirri McCarthy will replace Nova Peris as Labor’s number one Senate candidate in July’s federal election. Ms McCarthy, a former Government minister and journalist at the ABC, SBS and NITV, was […]

Exclusive: Rio’s $200 million Ice Age headache

May 16, 2016

Mining colossus Rio Tinto may be forced to redesign its $200 million Western Turner Syncline iron ore expansion after archaeologists uncovered “exceptionally rare” artefacts in a remote Pilbara rock shelter showing continuous Aboriginal occupation dating back […]

NSW mob back Baird over Bowraville retrial

May 11, 2016

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has welcomed Premier Mike Baird’s commitment to refer an application for the retrial of a suspect in the Bowraville murder case to an independent assessment. NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See said […]

Kimberley axe find stuns ANU archaeologists

May 11, 2016

Fragments from the world’s oldest-known ground-edge axe found in WA’s Kimberley show early indigenous Australians were technological innovators, say archaeologists. The axe fragment was found at Carpenter’s Gap, one of the oldest known habitation sites […]

ICAC probes Gandangara board and CEO

May 3, 2016

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold a public inquiry as part of an investigation into allegations concerning the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council (GLALC) and its CEO Mark Johnson. The public inquiry, beginning […]

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