Topic archives: Indigenous affairs

The bonkers plan to turn remote Indigenous Australia into a free-market capitalist economy

February 19, 2018 4

With one more ad hoc solution piled on another, it's desperate times for the Mundine-Pearson model of remote-area development.

How Closing The Gap fell apart

February 9, 2018 13

As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

January 17, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Some 75% of NBN customers using fibre-to-the-node technology will not be able to access the internet at top speeds. Plus, a former Aboriginal affairs minister has criticised the government for its handling of last year's Uluru Statement. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

November 21, 2017 6

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

Change the date of Australia Day for patriotism’s sake!

August 24, 2017 8

Once again the hot topic of changing the date of Australia Day has bubbled to the surface. While Turnbull says the date is intrinsically tied to Australia culture Henry Reynolds argues that most Australians don't even know what the date specifically commemorates, and if they did, might not be so keen on keeping it.

Rundle: Twiggy’s Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

August 14, 2017 17

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.

Indigenous clan takes land council to court over $29m in claimed losses from Muckaty Station debacle

July 26, 2017

Old wounds will be re-opened in the Federal Court after disgruntled Aboriginal Australians filed an action against the Northern Land Council for allegedly losing them large sums of money after canning the Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump proposal.

When should Australia Day be, if not January 26?

January 24, 2017 19

Varied academics and ambassadors still struggle to reach a consensus on an appropriate Australia Day … day, writes Crikey intern Harrison Johnstone.

Windschuttle cocks it up, alleging grand Aboriginal conspiracy

November 21, 2016 4

Back to the drawing board, Keith.

How did so many indigenous Australians end up in prison?

August 10, 2016 2

When Frank Walker was in office in the early 1980s there was no heroin epidemic, no talkback radio law and order campaigns, and there were less than 4000 people in prison in NSW, writes Bob Debus.