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Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Former Indigenous employees say the organisation has been marred by an exodus of Aboriginal staff, a collapse of specialist programs and a failure to meet reconciliation targets.

‘Malignant grief’: doctor speaks about his battle against indigenous suicide

‘Malignant grief’: doctor speaks about his battle against indigenous suicide

Murray Chapman works at the centre of a community whose heart and soul is being torn apart by suicide, writes deputy editor of Australian Doctor magazine Paul Smith.

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.

Rundle: how to make real progress on Closing the Gap

Rundle: how to make real progress on Closing the Gap

The stagnant problems that "Close the Gap" has identified are either extremely complex and multidimensional, or they are simple and being made complex by the notion that they can be solved without the application of sufficient money to solve them.

Report card: Tony fails as the ‘PM for Aboriginal affairs’

Report card: Tony fails as the ‘PM for Aboriginal affairs’

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.

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

Razer: the premature apotheosis of Karl Stefanovic, or, the media is useless

We maintain the fiction that media can provoke great change, but that's not really the case.

Aboriginal well-being has improved, but the gap remains wide

Aboriginal well-being has improved, but the gap remains wide

Today's report from the Productivity Commission shows indigenous Australians have improved their economic stability in the last 20 years, but there is still work to be done.

How we fail Aboriginal Australians with chronic kidney disease

How we fail Aboriginal Australians with chronic kidney disease

The rates of end-stage kidney disease in remote areas are up to 30 times the national average. Why are so many Aboriginal people dying from a preventable disease?

Fiona Stanley: the secret to improving indigenous healthcare

Fiona Stanley: the secret to improving indigenous healthcare

Empowering indigenous Australians to take charge of their own healthcare proved more successful than epidemiologist and public health advocate Fiona Stanley ever imagined. She writes in the latest GriffithREVIEW.

What a report about Aboriginal health can teach journalism

What a report about Aboriginal health can teach journalism

Lessons from a report on Aboriginal health issues can be transferred to journalism.