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Environment Minister probes Environmental Defenders Office following Tiwi pipeline fallout
The Environmental Defenders Office are being scrutinised by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek following critical asse...
Jarred Cross 9 Feb 2024
Ricky Archer becomes first Indigenous director of National Parks
Ronald ‘Ricky’ Archer has become the first Indigenous person to be appointed to the role of Director of National Parks. The pro...
Callan Morse 30 Nov 2023
More emphasis on First Nations water connection as Labor, Greens strike deal on Murray-Darling basin plan
The Commonwealth Government has committed further funding to the Murray Darling Aboriginal Water Entitlements program after stri...
Callan Morse 27 Nov 2023
Thorpe vows to fight for First Peoples' rights in federal water plan
Senator Lidia Thorpe has urged the federal government not to miss the "opportunity to deliver on their commitments to First Peop...
Giovanni Torre 13 Nov 2023
Plibersek yet to decide on sand-mining threat to Minnamurra River sacred site
Environmental protection groups say the Minister for Environment, Tanya Plibersek is in a position to demonstrate a commitment t...
Jess Whaler 27 Oct 2023
Traditional Owners' last ditch plea to stop bulldozers

Traditional owners have made an emergency application to Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek urging her to halt bulldozers at a culturally significant site in Darwin. Lee Point,...

Tara Cosoleto Jul 7, 2023
Traditional Owners, environmentalists call for urgent Federal water protection

Federal Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek has been urged to table legislation for stronger water protection against fracking in the Northern Territory following a poll...

Jarred Cross Jul 4, 2023
Rally demands federal environment minister step in to halt controversial NT gas hub

A rally organised by GetUp targetted the office of Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek in Sydney on Monday, calling for greater cultural heritage protection for Darwin Har...

Callan Morse May 29, 2023
Australia's 'neglected' iconic national parks get $262 million Budget boost

The federal government has promised millions to help protect Australia's iconic national parks and upgrade critical facilities after years of neglect.The government confirmed an ex...

David Prestipino Apr 29, 2023
Water model to have flow-on benefits for First Nations

The federal government has announced $9.2 million in funding to develop a First Nations water holding model, in partnership with Indigenous organisations. Aboriginal and Torres St...

Rudi Maxwell (AAP) Apr 27, 2023
Labor increases ground in latest Newspoll result

Labor has increased its lead over the opposition while both party leaders have suffered a drop in support, new polling shows. The latest Newspoll has the government leading the co...

Andrew Brown (AAP) Apr 24, 2023
Murujuga: A place to be preserved for the sake of all humanity

The Murujuga Cultural Landscape in Western Australia is a remarkable place. Sitting at the tip of the Pilbara, where the bright blue ocean meets the deep red earth, it’s home to on...

Tanya Plibersek Feb 13, 2023
Key Indigenous Advisory Committee to guide environment and heritage law reform announced

The membership of the next Indigenous Advisory Committee, which will be crucial to federal environmental and Aboriginal heritage protection reforms, was announced Thursday.Minister...

Giovanni Torre Jan 5, 2023
More than half of Australia's reserves now fall under Indigenous protection, but how will these be funded?

Indigenous Protected Areas now make up more than half of the land in Australia’s National Reserve System with the new Aṉangu Tjutaku IPA, but concerns have been raised about cuts m...

Giovanni Torre Oct 15, 2022
REVEALED: the Indigenous voices who guided Australia's State of the Environment report

First Nations Australians have contributed extensively to the Australian Government’s recently released State of the Environment report. Released every five years, the report prov...

Callan Morse Jul 25, 2022
Prevention of Juukan Gorge repeat requires stronger heritage laws, Federal report reveals

The recently released State of Environment report revealed the dire ongoing environmental damage advancing upon some of Australia's oldest heritage landmarks. The five-yearly re...

Emma Ruben Jul 21, 2022
Federal Labor vows to expand teaching of First Nations languages

Labor has promised to expand the teaching of First Nations languages, with an additional 60 language teachers to be hired across Australia should they win office. The $14 millio...

Giovanni Torre Mar 31, 2022
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