May 24, 2018 1
Partially funded by the Commonwealth, the custody notification system (CNS) is closely modelled on a system in place in New South Wales since 2000.
February 19, 2018 6
With one more ad hoc solution piled on another, it's desperate times for the Mundine-Pearson model of remote-area development.
February 9, 2018 13
As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 21, 2016 4
Back to the drawing board, Keith.
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.
July 15, 2016 5
Although the Indigenous Rangers -- Working on Country program is a huge success, Nigel Scullion wants to overhaul it from a community-run to a top-down structure.
May 31, 2016 2
The figures look a little rubbery, writes Jon Altman, research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University.
April 21, 2016 3
Nigel Scullion has some explaining to do, writes The Mandarin journalist Stephen Easton.
February 26, 2015 6
SBS is scrapping its half-hour nightly indigenous news program, with an "undisclosed current affairs program" to go in its stead.
February 11, 2015 12
If Tony Abbott wants to get real about closing the gap, he first needs to appoint an actual, learned minister for indigenous affairs, writes former Labor adviser Rita Markwell.
November 25, 2014
We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.
September 22, 2014 2
Would lowering the voting age and installing indigenous-only Senate seats re-engage people disillusioned with Australia's political process? Perhaps, but a conservative government would never allow it.
February 14, 2014 23
Tony Abbott's Closing the Gap speech was one of the best of recent times, but he will have nowhere to hide if results do not improve.
October 11, 2013 8
A controversial Good Weekend profile on indigenous leader Warren Mundine has re-opened a debate as old as journalism. Where does prurience end and the public interest begin?