Emma Murphy reports that history has been made following a judge's decision to commit a police officer to stand trial for the murder of Kumanjayi Walker.
Indigenous communities are stepping up their campaign for urgent support and resources to protect vulnerable people against COVID-19, reports Emma Murphy.
Emma Murphy reports the family of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, who died in custody, have mixed feelings about the coroner's findings. They say the struggle for justice must continue.
Being Indigenous in one of the richest countries in the world is a risk factor for COVID-19, quite apart from the other factors dispossessed people struggle with, such as high rates of incarceration, unemployment and suicide, writes Emma Murphy.
Aboriginal peoples are no strangers to having governments pass laws telling them how to live their lives and with little to no consultation.
Staff at the Rorkes pub in Darwin walked off the job on January 22 after refusing to follow the owner’s orders to ban Aboriginal patrons from the premises.
An exciting and innovative new children’s TV series was launched on NITV on August 13 as part of National Science Week.
More than 100 people attended a forum about Indigenous youth incarceration and education on August 8. Discussion focused on the links between the education system and skyrocketing imprisonment rates among young Indigenous people — dubbed the “school-prison pipeline”.
More than three years after Category 4 Cyclone Lam lashed the Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island, residents are asking why the rebuild is taking so long.
Many Australians have probably never heard some of these Australian languages before Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, Shellie Morris and others brought them to broader ears. But they are the languages of this continent: they grew up with this land, evolved with it, and have much to tell us about its histories, ecologies and peoples.
The Victorian parliament’s lower house (Legislative Assembly) voted on June 7 to create a framework for signing a treaty, or treaties, with Aboriginal people. While it still needs to pass the upper house (Legislative Council), it marks the first legislative commitment to treaty by an Australian parliament.
Divisions in the Northern Territory Labor Party were on show on May 12 as the party’s annual conference voted to ban fracking across the territory, weeks after Chief Minister Michael Gunner lifted a moratorium on the practice. The vote was a vindication for the more than 200 protesters who gathered outside.
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