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Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation strikes deal for "equal footing in future decision-making" over Murujuga country
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation has "defined a new approach" to agreement-making in Australia, following the signing Thursday of...
Giovanni Torre 1 Mar 2024
Alarm as miners seek approval to impact heritage sites without Traditional Owners' consent
A Western Australian Traditional Owners group has expressed “profound disappointment” over a mining company’s Section 18 applica...
Giovanni Torre 29 Feb 2024
8000 year-old artefacts preserved and displayed at New South Wales hospital
An 8,000-year-old piece of Indigenous history uncovered during excavations for the Prince of Wales Hospital has been carefully p...
Giovanni Torre 16 Feb 2024
Traditional Owners reject Victorian Opposition claims linking heritage laws and housing costs
Traditional Owners in Victoria have expressed concern at comments from property developers and the Nationals leader Peter Walsh...
Dechlan Brennan 26 Jan 2024
Minister suspends works approval at Kimberley mine site to protect sacred object
The Western Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs has intervened in a controversial Kimberley mining site, partially suspen...
Giovanni Torre 27 Dec 2023
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority, Traditional Owners launch High Court action against Director of National Parks

The High Court of Australia will this week hold two days of hearings on the question of crown immunity for Commonwealth body corporates, and whether the Director of National Parks...

Giovanni Torre Dec 11, 2023
Indigenous Elders demand urgent protection for Aboriginal site amidst sand mine controversy

Dharwal Elder, Aunty Sharralyn Robinson, says she is feeling pressured by the federal government to modify her cultural heritage protection application. Aunty Sharralyn told the A...

Joseph Guenzler Dec 7, 2023
Traditional Owners back conservationists' plan to buy largest nature reserve in history

Bush Heritage Australia has an opportunity to purchase Evelyn Downs Station and protect a landscape rich in biodiversity, that is around the size of the Australian Capital Territ...

Giovanni Torre Nov 15, 2023
Muntulgura Guruma people take stand to protect sacred sites from proposed mine

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation has urged a mining company to reconsider their plans to develop another mine at the doorstep of Karijini National Park.The Corporation, whic...

Giovanni Torre Nov 9, 2023
Tiwi Islanders win last-minute bid to temporarily halt Santos' Barossa gas project

A Tiwi Traditional owner has won a last minute bid to temporarily halt oil giant Santos from building a $5.8 billion Barossa gas project in the Timor Sea.  Jikilaruwu man Simon Mu...

Brendan Foster Nov 2, 2023
First Nations legal challenge launched against Commonwealth over Murray-Darling consultation failures

A confederation of more than 20 Murray-Darling Basin First Nations has launched a legal challenge against Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek’s approval of a Wat...

Giovanni Torre Oct 26, 2023
Police launch inquiry into vandalism of sacred well in Queensland

In western Queensland, roughly 90 kilometres west of Windorah, a sacred well was recently filled with 25kg of concrete and other material by an unknown vandal.It is one of a number...

Joseph Guenzler Oct 7, 2023
Rio Tinto under scrutiny after blasting at Pilbara mine disturbs another ancient rock shelter

A new investigation is under way after blasting at a Rio Tinto mine site in the Pilbara disturbed an ancient rock shelter. The site, somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 years old,...

Giovanni Torre Sep 22, 2023
Community heartbroken after sacred sandhills damaged

Traditional Owners have been left devastated after unauthorised earthworks destroyed a sacred Aboriginal heritage site in the Flinders Ranges.Culturally significant Adnyamathanha s...

Jacob Shteyman Sep 18, 2023
Maina Talia says climate change for Tuvaluans is a matter of life and death

A significant event happening in Sydney this month is the 21st Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). ICOMOS...

Jess Whaler Sep 4, 2023
Gumbaynggirr Elders physically removed from Sacred Land in Newry State Forest

Early on Monday Gumbaynggirr Elders, Traditional Custodians and allies established a peaceful protest camp on sacred land nestled within the Newry State Forest and were met by arme...

Jess Whaler Jul 31, 2023
Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) fight to defend sacred mountain

Kanaka Maoli, the indigenous people of Hawaii, are in a battle to protect the summit of Mauna Kea, which holds great cultural, social, and religious importance.The summit has been...

Giovanni Torre Jul 21, 2023
Bulldozers on hold at Binybara/Lee Point

Further development is on hold at Binybara/Lee Point, north of Darwin, after an emergency application was filed by lawyers on behalf of Traditional Owners of the area. Filed by En...

Callan Morse Jul 20, 2023
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