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Natalie Cromb

Gamilaraay woman and Indigenous affairs editor, Independent Australia.

Success in the white political system does not make you a 'leader'

Success in the white political system does not make you a 'leader'

The new Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, could be a good leader in the future. But representation is meaningless if it does not carry with it the responsibility to affect change.

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.

For Indigenous voters, this election is just more of the same

For Indigenous voters, this election is just more of the same

Both major parties continue to see our community as a problem that requires solving. Nothing will be solved until we have a seat at the table.

On Pat Dodson, Labor's paternalism and avoiding lip service

On Pat Dodson, Labor's paternalism and avoiding lip service

Senator Pat Dodson's potential appointment in a Labor government is merely tokenistic if it does not empower him to make structural changes.

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Until we have a conversation about the systemic problems that are driving suicides among First Nations children, we cannot pretend we are a country that comes together in crisis.

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.