We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
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.
The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.
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.
Senator Pat Dodson's potential appointment in a Labor government is merely tokenistic if it does not empower him to make structural changes.
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.
The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.