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Support grows for appointing Australia's first Indigenous Governor-General
It's unclear whether the recent cancer diagnosis of King Charles will delay Australia naming a new representative to the nation’...
Jarred Cross 8 Feb 2024
Senator Pat Dodson’s life of service - an example for all Australians
Senator Pat Dodson, who turns 76 at the end of January, has retired. The Yawuru Aboriginal Elder from Western Australia’s Kimber...
Jesse J. Fleay 27 Jan 2024
'Hero' Pat Dodson hangs up hat after lifelong service
Katy Gallagher has paid tribute to "hero" Pat Dodson who retires from parliament after a lifetime of service. The Labor senator...
Rudi Maxwell 26 Jan 2024
Winnunga Nimmityjah farewells Pat Dodson from politics in moving ceremony
Last week, proud Yawaru man, Senator Pat Dodson announced his retirement following a lengthy career of more than forty years spe...
Jess Whaler 5 Dec 2023
‘A remarkable legacy’: Heartfelt tributes flow following news of Pat Dodson’s Senate resignation
Parliamentarians are expressing their thanks to ‘father of Reconciliation’ Pat Dodson after the federal Senator for WA and lifel...
Jarred Cross 28 Nov 2023
Pat Dodson announces resignation from politics amid battle with cancer

Pat Dodson has announced he will resign from federal politics on January 26.  The decision comes amid his health battle with cancer, which saw him take a leave of absence from par...

Jarred Cross Nov 28, 2023
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, will be forever tarred as the day 16-year-old Yindjib...

Dechlan Brennan Sep 28, 2023
Aboriginal deaths in custody to be reported in real time

The Australian government has implemented a new national system to report the deaths of Aboriginal people in custody in real time, beginning Wednesday 21 June. Monitored by the Au...

Callan Morse Jun 21, 2023
Dodson sends heartfelt message urging support for Voice

Reconciliation advocate and senator Pat Dodson has urged detractors to get behind the Indigenous Voice, saying the referendum would acknowledge injustices. The WA Labor senator, w...

Andrew Brown Jun 16, 2023
Leaders urge nation to embrace spirit of National Reconciliation Week

Linda Burney MP, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Senator Patrick Dodson have urged Australians nationwide to embrace the spirit of Reconciliation Week. The Minister and Assistant...

Giovanni Torre May 30, 2023
"Father of Reconciliation" Pat Dodson to take leave for medical treatment

Aboriginal Elder and senior Australian government figure Pat Dodson announced on Thursday he would take a leave of absence from his duties while undergoing medical treatment.Senato...

Giovanni Torre Apr 7, 2023
“I think it's largely rubbish" - former Liberal minister slams case against Voice to Parliament

Former federal minister for Indigenous Affairs Fred Chaney joined Senator Pat Dodson and Amy Rust of Victoria's First Peoples' Assembly at a public forum on the Voice to Parliament...

Briana Charles Mar 17, 2023
Australian government appoints the first official Ambassador for First Nations People

The federal government has appointed Mr Justin Mohamed as Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for First Nations People.Mr Mohamed will lead the Office of First Nations Engagement in t...

Giovanni Torre Mar 7, 2023
Boorloo residents gather to support Voice to Parliament

More than 200 residents in Boorloo (Perth) recently attended a forum to show their support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament. At the State Library of Western Australia on Fr...

Emma Ruben Feb 28, 2023
Federal government provides funding for wellbeing support in flood-hit Kimberley communities

The Australian government is providing $300,000 for social and emotional wellbeing support for Aboriginal communities in Western Australia’s flood-ravaged Kimberley region.Cyclone...

Giovanni Torre Feb 26, 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
McGowan under pressure to reform juvenile detention system as calls for change grow

The Western Australian government is under pressure to bring about substantial change to its juvenile detention system following waves of outrage from the public and many prominent...

Jarred Cross Nov 16, 2022
Dodson slams 'hateful' Australian Christian Lobby for invoking him on First Nations euthanasia stance

Federal Yawuru Senator Pat Dodson has blasted the Australian Christian Lobby for using his anti-euthanasia stance as propaganda while peddling 'offensive' views on Indigenous issue...

Tom Zaunmayr Sep 9, 2022
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