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Rabble with a cause: the importance of civil disobedience and ‘selfishness’

Rabble with a cause: the importance of civil disobedience and ‘selfishness’

Those who dismissed last Friday's protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities as selfish completely miss the point.

Change the narrative to stop Aboriginal incarceration

Change the narrative to stop Aboriginal incarceration

A new project aims to reverse misleading and harmful notions about Aboriginal criminality and, in turn, to help promote better treatment of indigenous people.

‘PM for Aboriginal Affairs’ slashes millions from indigenous programs

‘PM for Aboriginal Affairs’ slashes millions from indigenous programs

The Aboriginal Legal Service is among the organisations bracing for significant funding cuts.

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Mundine wants to dissolve collective Aboriginal identity altogether and have Aboriginal people claim their second citizenship as that of a specific nation. This is a terrible idea.

The bridge-building Nationals MP trying to save his party

The bridge-building Nationals MP trying to save his party

NSW Nationals leader Troy Grant is a rising star in politics, but he has a tough road ahead of him to rescue the Nationals at the next state election.

Rio Tinto’s Gove plant never delivered on indigenous hopes

Rio Tinto’s Gove plant never delivered on indigenous hopes

Rio Tinto will close its Gove smelting plant, which is not necessarily a bad outcome for the Yolngu people. ANU professor Jon Altman says employment opportunities are better sought elsewhere.

Pouring grog bans down the drain

Pouring grog bans down the drain

Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.

$100 for a cask of wine? Communities welcome grog ban review

$100 for a cask of wine? Communities welcome grog ban review

A bottle of rum from the black market in Palm Island -- where alcohol restrictions are in place -- could set you back $150. Residents of Queensland's "dry" Aboriginal communities welcome a review.

NT prescribed communities: not normalised, exited, eliminated

NT prescribed communities: not normalised, exited, eliminated

Global evidence suggests that stronger futures for Aboriginal people will require more self-determination, writes professor Jon Altman of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.

Homelands policy debacle set to continue for a decade

Homelands policy debacle set to continue for a decade

Evidently, the Australian government is keen to assure Aboriginal people living on outstations and homelands that they will receive access to power, water and sewerage and road maintenance, as well as garbage collection, writes Jon Altman, an anthropology research professor at ANU.