Good morning, early birds. The historic Notre Dame cathedral has been engulfed with fire, and a week after the death of an Indigenous woman in police custody, her family have accused police of racial profiling and mistaken arrest. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The government is facing a growing resistance from Djab Wurrung traditional owners over the destruction of cultural heritage. Is this a litmus test for what's to come with treaty negotiations?
Until we have a conversation about the systemic problems that are driving suicides among First Nations children, we cannot pretend we are a country that comes together in crisis.
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.
Crikey readers discuss Closing the Gap and other low points in Australian politics.
Australia's 'most progressive state' has a lot to answer for.
"While the marches are sometimes referred to as 'change the date' rallies, this is not accurate. These rallies are about changing the discourse."
Who will continue to support Dan Andrews' plan for treaty? And who will try to thwart it?
Stigmatising Aboriginal languages — and by extension, their speakers — is still in vogue despite the many complex realities on the ground.