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Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on November 21, 2017 6 Comments

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!

Crikey August 24, 2017 8 Comments

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

Guy Rundle August 14, 2017 17 Comments

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

Bob Gosford 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?

Crikey Intern January 24, 2017 19 Comments

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

Bob Gosford November 21, 2016 4 Comments

Back to the drawing board, Keith.

How did so many indigenous Australians end up in prison?

Crikey August 10, 2016 2 Comments

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.

Leaked docs reveal secret Coalition plans for indigenous rangers

Josh Taylor July 15, 2016 5 Comments

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.

Did the govt really create 39,000 jobs for indigenous Australians?

Crikey May 31, 2016 2 Comments

The figures look a little rubbery, writes Jon Altman, research professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University.

Nigel Scullion pressured independent indigenous body to alter annual report

Nigel Scullion pressured independent indigenous body to alter annual report

Crikey April 21, 2016 3 Comments

Nigel Scullion has some explaining to do, writes The Mandarin journalist Stephen Easton.