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Call for increased investment in ACT justice reforms
Despite a concerted effort to move away from incarceration, the Australian Capital Territory continues to suffer the impacts of...
Dechlan Brennan 28 Feb 2024
Leading voices for Indigenous children present reform plan in Canberra
A delegation of Elders, senior leaders and representatives from Children’s Ground and Utyerre Apanpe (First Nations Educators Ne...
Giovanni Torre 27 Feb 2024
Inaugural Indigenous child commissioner begins her role in the ACT
Bundjalung Widubul-Wiabul woman Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts began her five-year role as the ACT’s inaugural Aboriginal and Torres S...
Dechlan Brennan 27 Feb 2024
Man involved in Old Parliament House fire avoids prison
A man involved in a blaze at Old Parliament House that caused millions of dollars in damage has been sentenced to an 18-month su...
Jumbunna Institute to lead Indigenous-led review into ACT incarceration rates
The ACT has announced details of an independent, Indigenous-led review into First Nations incarceration levels, to be conducted...
Dechlan Brennan 5 Feb 2024
Aboriginal Legal Service renews calls for support amid crisis ahead of January 26

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT have launched a plea for donors to help continue their work. On Thursday the service made a call for a minimum of 100 new monthly donors in th...

Jarred Cross Jan 19, 2024
ACT government offering up grants for grass roots reconciliation

The ACT government is offering up $50,000 in grants to support local groups or individuals wanting to hold events tor the territory's Reconciliation Day on January 27. Not-for-pro...

Brendan Foster Jan 16, 2024
Significant benefits to culturally appropriate reporting site in the ACT - report

A 'culturally appropriate' reporting site in the ACT for Indigenous clients has been deemed a “relaxed, comfortable and well-connected space” by individuals using the service, acco...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 12, 2024
'Ngamawari': new Canberra waterfront park receives Indigenous name

Canberra’s newest waterfront park is set to take on an Indigenous name. The park is set to be named Ngamawari, which in Ngunnawal language means 'Cave Place’. The parks naming re...

Jess Whaler Dec 5, 2023
Top End Traditional Owners denied meetings with political figures to lobby for Territory gas project

Traditional Owners from the Northern Territory travelled to Canberra this week with plans to lobby political figures to support the Top End’s Barossa gas project. However after th...

Callan Morse Dec 1, 2023
Young rural and remote community leaders gather in Canberra for leadership summit

Fifteen young leaders arrived in Canberra on Sunday as winners of Country to Canberra's annual Leadership Competition. Hailing from places like Humpty Doo in the Northern Territor...

Joseph Guenzler Nov 27, 2023
Rangers and other Traditional Owners champion cause of Indigenous Protected Areas

More than 20 Indigenous Rangers and other Traditional Owners converged on Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday for an event marking 25 years of Indigenous Protected Areas.Ther...

Giovanni Torre Nov 16, 2023
Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts appointed ACT’s inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People Commissioner

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts has been appointed the Australian Capital Territory’s inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People Commissioner. A proud Bund...

Callan Morse Nov 10, 2023
ACT leading the way with historic changes to justice system

The ACT Government has formally announced several major changes to key laws in a bid to improve current performance and trajectory in the justice system.Plans are now in place to i...

Jess Whaler Nov 3, 2023
Canberra doctor banned after sending offensive email to Indigenous peer

A Canberra doctor has been banned from practising medicine for 12 months after he was found to have breached the Doctors in Australia Code of Conduct for sending an offensive email...

Dechlan Brennan Nov 3, 2023
Kristie Peters' Blaklabel Dreaming launches at inaugural ACT Indigenous Fashion Show

First Nations community members and guests of Canberra’s luxury shopping precinct were treated to the inaugural Indigenous Fashion show on Friday evening, where talented Wiradjuri...

Jess Whaler Oct 31, 2023
ACT Government's drug reform to treat addiction as health issue

This week marks a major shift in Australian Capital Territory drug policy, with the decriminalisation of small amounts of commonly used illicit drugs underway. Amendments to drug l...

Jess Whaler Oct 30, 2023
Coalition of experts call on NSW government to raise age of criminal responsibility

A coalition of legal, First Nations and Human Rights organisations have come together to call on the NSW government to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14.  Th...

Dechlan Brennan Oct 25, 2023
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