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.
In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.
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.
The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.
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?
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.
A landmark United Nations report makes a compelling case for turning to Indigenous groups for knowledge to prevent further environmental destruction.
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.
Josh Frydenberg promised millions of additional funding for youth mental health services. But was the government's funding for Indigenous suicide prevention good enough?