Claire G. Coleman
is a Noongar author whose debut novel, Terra Nullius, was long-listed for the 2018 Stella Prize. Her second novel is The Old Lie.

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Opinion January 26, 2019

Bloody Australia Day

“No other colonised country celebrates its national day on the anniversary of the day its invasion, colonisation and genocide began. At the very least, January 26 as Australia Day should be understood as disrespectful to First Nations people. When looked …”

Portrait October 27, 2018

Artistic director Nici Cumpston

A cup of lemongrass tea with the artistic director of Adelaide’s TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Portrait October 20, 2018

Monica the Tantanoola bartender

An afternoon in the Tantanoola pub, on the trail of a tiger.

Portrait September 22, 2018

Artist Robert Walton

Stealing time and cultivating “radical empathy” with artist Robert Walton.

Opinion February 17, 2018

The failures of Closing the Gap

“The difference difference in life expectancy for Indigenous people is 10 years. The target was to close that gap by 2031. The report admits that this critical target is not going to be met; in fact, in the past 10 years, they cannot even claim a one-year …”