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How The Gap Widened, And How To ‘Refresh’ The Policy Approach For Remote Indigenous Australia

31 March 2018 | Jon Altman

Every year a report card on the government’s performance in lifting Indigenous Australians out of poverty documents more and more failure, and a widening gap. Professor Jon Altman takes to New Matilda to explain why


Why I didn’t sit with the other Maori girls at school

31 March 2018 | Liana MacDonald

Stories about racial injustice in state institutions are no great surprise if you’re Māori, because you have stories of your own — although maybe you don’t think these stories are of any value. In a society that doesn’t like talking about race and racism, this perception is unsurprising. In fact, these stories have great power because they speak of oppression and racial inequality, writes Liana MacDonald for e-Tangata


Inclusion@Work Index

30 March 2018 | Diversity Council Australia

Indigenous Australians experience most discrimination in the workplace Thirty-eight per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian workers experienced discrimination or harassment over the past year, a survey by non-profit organisation Diversity Council Australia has found. 


Aboriginals have little to feel positive about in 2018

30 March 2018 | Tauto Sansbury

For the best part of my 40 years’ involvement with my community, with governments, with the political system, with service providers both Aboriginal and NGOs, there isn’t much I can write about that has been positive for the long term.


From Borroloola to the bush capital

29 November 2017 | Nakari Thorpe

Malarndirri McCarthy has a had a whirlwind career. She began as a journalist, before entering politics in the Top End. Then she returned to her first love of story-telling, but now she's back as a politician but this time in the federal arena.


More support services for first Australians

30 October 2017 | Hon. Marise Payne, Senator for New South Wales

The coalition government is to put nearly $330,000 into providing more social services for indigenous Australians in Blacktown, New South Wales. 


Triumphant songlines at the national museum

30 October 2017 | Paul Daley


The shortcomings of the English language are never more apparent than when it is used to translate indigenous Australian beliefs customs and culture. 


Thousands commemorate birth of indigenous land rights battle

29 September 2017 | Helen Davidson

In droves, they flocked to the remote Aboriginal community of Kalkarindji last month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off. 


Treaty holds key to robust environmental law

29 September 2017 | Bronwyn Lay

When I read this week that Tony Abbott and John Howard will hear no talk of a treaty with Aboriginal Australia, my first thought was 'Who listens to these blokes from ancient political history?'


Elijah sentence deflates community

30 August 2017 | Celeste Liddle

As the news came through on Friday that the man who had run down young Elijah Doughty in Kalgoorlie last year had escaped a manslaughter conviction and instead 


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