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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.

Black and white witness

Black and white witness

In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.

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.

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Ken Wyatt's appointment as Minister for Indigenous Affairs has been met with broad support. But will he be able to make a difference in Scott Morrison's government?

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.

Coming extinction crisis could be mitigated by Indigenous knowledge

Coming extinction crisis could be mitigated by Indigenous knowledge

A landmark United Nations report makes a compelling case for turning to Indigenous groups for knowledge to prevent further environmental destruction.

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where's the workforce?

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where's the workforce?

Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.

Is the government doing enough to tackle the Indigenous suicide crisis?

Is the government doing enough to tackle the Indigenous suicide crisis?

Josh Frydenberg promised millions of additional funding for youth mental health services. But was the government's funding for Indigenous suicide prevention good enough?