indigenous affairs

rural December 4, 2021

Territory Covid-19 outbreaks highlight housing failures

Recent Covid-19 outbreaks have prompted Territorians to get vaccinated, but the cases tearing through Indigenous communities highlight broader inequalities – and the damage done by deliberate misinformation.

indigenous affairs December 4, 2021

Pun times: A dispatch from the protests

The protests against Victoria’s pandemic legislation are larger – and stranger – than people realise.

indigenous affairs October 30, 2021

‘A cop can shoot a person in cold blood and get away with it…’

The first trial in a century of a WA police officer for killing an Aboriginal person ended in an acquittal, from a jury without a single Black juror.

indigenous affairs October 23, 2021

How the fight to save WA’s native forests was finally won

The battle to save WA’s remaining old-growth forests required activists to mobilise public opinion and pressure the government to see the financial, climate and biodiversity benefits of leaving those forests intact.

rural October 16, 2021

Exclusive: Government documents reveal Indigenous infection rates

Leaked documents show Covid-19 infections among Indigenous people are almost double the national average.

resources September 18, 2021

Homeless deaths in Australia’s richest state

As Western Australia posts a budget surplus of $5 billion, figures show more than one person a week is dying on the streets of Perth.

indigenous affairs August 21, 2021

‘Excited delirium’ used by police

A controversial medical condition is being used by law enforcement around Australia to defend the use of force and to explain deaths in custody – but it has no agreed definition and may not even exist.

resources June 12, 2021

Conciliation on Murray–Darling

Water policy in the Murray–Darling basin has failed farmers and the environment. Will a new conciliatory conference and a promised reset force necessary change before it’s too late?

indigenous affairs May 22, 2021

Centres for working women at risk

Despite this month’s federal budget pledging $3.2 billion to women, a critical front-line service has lost much of its funding and will likely close before the end of the year.

indigenous affairs May 22, 2021

Morrison’s ‘unconstitutional’ crackdown on charities

Sweeping new laws that could strip charities of their non-profit status for minor offences are intended to stifle protest, the sector warns.

indigenous affairs May 7, 2021

Inquest into death of Wayne Fella Morrison

Five years after his death in custody, the inquest into how Wayne Fella Morrison died has been slowed by legal argument and a campaign to protect prison officers.