High rates of Indigenous suicides and the over-representation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care and adults in prison have worsened in the first data released to track the progress of the Closing the Gap agreement.
- by Julie Power
Two-year inquiry by the Commission for Children and Young People lays bare generations of trauma that are still being felt in long-standing, systematic failures.
- by Sumeyya Ilanbey
The NSW budget will provide for 250 new homes and renovate a further 7000 for Indigenous families.
- by Linda Morris
In 2014, Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu revolutionised interpretations of Indigenous history, arguing that Aboriginal people engaged in agriculture, irrigation and construction prior to the arrival of Europeans. Now, in a new book, two highly respected academics say that there is little evidence for these claims.
- by Stuart Rintoul
Anthropologist Peter Sutton and writer Stuart Rintoul discuss the lack of factual evidence underpinning the bestseller Dark Emu, which claimed pre-colonial Aboriginal communities engaged in agriculture.
- by Konrad Marshall
‘The last Saibai warrior’: Unable to vote and underpaid, Mebai still put his life on the line for Australia
They weren’t even allowed to vote, but about 880 Indigenous men including Mebai Warusam enlisted when their homes in the Torres Strait were thrust into World War II.
- by Anthony Galloway
The Arakwal Corporation has refuted claims that Netflix consulted with them prior to commencing the controversial reality show.
- by Karl Quinn
The giant retailer’s social licence credentials and corporate governance disciplines were tested and came up wanting.
- by Elizabeth Knight
The Yoo-rrook Justice commission has appointed Aboriginal leader Josh Smith as CEO.
- by Tony Wright
Ms Berejiklian says the Uluru Statement from the Heart is “the centrepiece of reconciliation” and “a vehicle both to address Indigenous recognition and to make our nation better”.
- by Rob Harris