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40 years on, John Pat's death still hasn't led to major reforms
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised this article contains names of deceased persons. September 28, 1983, w...
Dechlan Brennan 28 Sep 2023
The Voice gives chance to organise collectively
To this day many do not know the civil rights history of the Noongar people resisting colonial genocidal laws and policies.In 19...
Hannah McGlade 26 Sep 2023
Anti-Voice campaigner condemned for "blood will have to be measured" view on Aboriginal identity
Calls by one prominent anti-Voice campaigner for blood tests to determine people’s Aboriginality have been condemned by a leadin...
Giovanni Torre 27 Jul 2023
Youth inmates at WA's Banksia Hill remain in lockdown
Inmates at Western Australia's troubled youth detention centre remain in lockdown a day after the state's highest court found th...
Aaron Bunch 12 Jul 2023
Our country deserves better than misinformation and hate
The Australian Financial Review has apologised for their decision to publish Advance Australia’s cartoon against the Voice featu...
Dr Hannah McGlade 10 Jul 2023
Federal government boosts funding for family, domestic and sexual violence prevention in WA

Western Australia will receive an additional $19.3 million in Commonwealth funding over the next four years through an extension to the National Partnership on Family, Domestic and...

Giovanni Torre Jun 14, 2023
Indigenous deaths in custody in 2022 at the highest level in 15 years, report reveals

A new report released by the Productivity Commission has revealed Indigenous deaths in custody last year were at the highest level in 15 years.The Report on Government Services, re...

Dechlan Brennan Jun 9, 2023
New Minister urged to embrace Aboriginal leadership on youth justice crisis

Western Australia will have a new Minister for Corrective Services after Bill Johnston was removed from the portfolio.Incoming Premier Roger Cook announced the new-look cabinet on...

Giovanni Torre Jun 7, 2023
Indigenous women leaders urge immediate reforms in wake of Banksia Hill riot

First Nations female leaders from across Australia are demanding immediate reform to Western Australia’s approach to youth justice in the wake of the overnight riot at the Banksia...

Giovanni Torre May 10, 2023
Parliamentary inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children to hear from survivors and their families

The Mullaley family's tragic story is one of many being told in submissions to a Senate inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children, which will hold a two-da...

Rudi Maxwell (AAP) Apr 25, 2023
Appointment of mental health expert to reform Banksia Hill welcome, but much work to be done

The appointment of former Mental Health Commissioner Tim Marney to put into effect a new model of care for children at WA’s Banksia Hill Detention Centre is welcome but is a first...

Giovanni Torre Apr 4, 2023
There is much to learn from the long struggle of Colombia's Indigenous peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples globally, including in Australia, participated in a deca...

Dr Hannah McGlade Mar 27, 2023
Greens push Senate to allow prisoners to vote in Voice referendum

Thousands of imprisoned First Nations people will be ineligible to vote in the upcoming Indigenous Voice referendum if amendments to the referendum machinery bill are voted down in...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 22, 2023
Western Australian launch of Yes campaign for Voice sparks debate

The Western Australian 'yes' campaign for the Voice kicked off on Thursday evening in Boorloo (Perth) as Aboriginal leaders concurred it was "long time coming" while some audience...

Emma Ruben Feb 24, 2023
Indigenous knowledge can tackle climate crisis, first Native American Secretary of Interior tells Boorloo/Perth gathering

The first Native American to serve as a United States cabinet secretary gave a keynote address in Boorloo (Perth) this week on the importance of Indigenous knowledge and leadership...

Emma Ruben Feb 15, 2023
Voice, Treaty and Truth are in sight

This week’s sensational departure of Senator Lidia Thorpe from the Greens after internal clashes over the Voice highlights important issues about Aboriginal political representatio...

Dr. Hannah McGlade Feb 10, 2023
Shadow Minister draws fire for towing Dutton's line on Voice

In a speech delivered Saturday Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians, Julian Leeser, echoed Peter Dutton’s line of attack on the Voice to Parliament, drawing criticism from a...

Giovanni Torre Jan 21, 2023
Voice will empower us, not undermine Sovereignty

I first learnt about Aboriginal sovereignty as a law student in the 1990s - the WA government was introducing harsh new criminal laws known as the ‘three strikes‘ laws and we decid...

Dr. Hannah McGlade Jan 16, 2023
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