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Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls from disability advocates for the government to urgently review t

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds to prison.

Victoria to remove “archaic” public drunkenness law as Tanya Day inquest begins

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  A move by the Victorian government to decriminalise public drunkenness has been welcomed by Indigenous and human rights groups as an inquest into the death of Yorta Yorta woman, Tanya Day, gets underway. 

Indigenous businesses receive $3 billion boost

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Some of Australia’s largest companies will spend $3 billion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers over the next five years to help grow the Indigenous business sector.

Progress made on closing the vision gap for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Australia has made strong progress closing the eye health and vision gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but there is still a long way to go, new research shows. 

Australia’s largest Indigenous organisation forced to shut up shop

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has officially closed its doors after the peak representative body went into voluntary administration in June. 

The long path to a treaty in Qld begins. But what’s the first step?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Indigenous community organisations and leaders are waiting for answers from the Queensland government on what exactly the pathway to a treaty will look like, following a historic pledge by the state government.

‘Too important to get wrong’: Government pushes for Indigenous constitutional recognition

Luke Michael, Thursday, 11th July 2019 -  The Morrison government’s plan for Indigenous recognition in the constitution has won community sector support, but conservative forces within the Coalition are threatening to derail the proposal.      

Indigenous excellence celebrated at 2019 National NAIDOC Awards

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  An Indigenous educator who has spent almost two decades boosting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with qualifications has been named National NAIDOC Person of the Year.  

Opinion

Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Contributor, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but as we celebrate NAIDOC Week, it’s clear there is still a long and uncomfortable way to go, writes Jacynta Krakouer from the University of Melbourne.
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