indigenous affairs

indigenous affairs September 2, 2017

History wars and monument politics

The defacement of a statue of Captain Cook has sparked a fresh debate about the value and meaning of colonial monuments.

indigenous affairs August 19, 2017

Clinton Pryor’s Walk for Justice

Clinton Pryor has walked across Australia to raise awareness of injustice for Indigenous peoples and now approaches Canberra for a planned meeting with the governor-general.

indigenous affairs July 29, 2017

The Uluru statement and Indigenous recognition

The Uluru statement’s call for a voice to advise parliament surprised some for its pragmatism, sidestepping earlier recognition debates. As a result it will test the major parties’ avowed commitment to give greater power to Indigenous Australians.

indigenous affairs August 12, 2017

Australia’s human rights disgraces

After leaving her post as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs is as forthright as ever in describing the country’s slide backwards in its social policies and treatment of the vulnerable.

indigenous affairs July 1, 2017

The dispute over climbing Wollumbin-Mount Warning

To the Bundjalung people, Wollumbin-Mount Warning is a sacred site. It is also a major Tweed Valley tourist attraction and the centre of a debate over who should be allowed to visit its summit.

indigenous affairs June 3, 2017

Murrawah Johnson and the Indigenous fight against Adani

Leading the Indigenous fight against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coalmine, Murrawah Johnson is continuing the advocacy her grandfather started.

indigenous affairs June 3, 2017

The making of the Uluru statement

Behind the landmark Uluru statement are years of conservative negotiation and compromise, led by Noel Pearson.

indigenous affairs April 15, 2017

Pardon call over ‘flawed’ Kevin Henry murder case

An Aboriginal man has spent the past 25 years in jail for a murder he says he did not commit, his only link to the crime a dubious 1991 confession.

indigenous affairs March 18, 2017

Government withholds funding for Indigenous genetic disease foundation

Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.

indigenous affairs February 4, 2017

Wayne Morrison’s family questions secrecy over his death

More than four months since the death in custody of an Indigenous man, his family awaits details from correctional services of how it happened.

indigenous affairs January 28, 2017

Ms Dhu’s family’s fight for prosecutions

Ms Dhu’s family is determined not to let the coronial report into her death disappear from the spotlight without prosecutions.