indigenous affairs

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 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 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 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.

indigenous affairs October 1, 2016

Marcia Langton on Recognition and income management

Marcia Langton talks about a promising welfare management trial and how constitutional recognition would complete the Commonwealth.

indigenous affairs October 1, 2016

NT royal commission and the youth justice system

As a royal commission probes child protection and detention in the Northern Territory, ongoing issues of alcohol abuse, violence and neglect in Aboriginal families keep delivering new offenders into the system.

indigenous affairs September 3, 2016

Inquest examines infractions of NT domestic violence orders

Prompted by the deaths of two Aboriginal women in the Northern Territory, an inquest has been held to examine ‘extreme domestic violence’ and the seeming inability of the justice system to protect those at risk.

indigenous affairs August 20, 2016

WA still waits for Indigenous Custody Notification

The first Aboriginal death in custody for 16 years in NSW has highlighted the effectiveness of a Custody Notification Service, which WA has yet to implement.