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Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

The case of Nomads of the Australian Desert sheds light on the legal system's struggle to reckon with the publication of sacred Indigenous material.

Trash talk

Trash talk

This week, some cracking content: the future of rubbish, Disney = vomit, Australia's slave trade, China's take on Judaism, and the sinister stupidity of chooks.

What’s next for Indigenous reparations?

What’s next for Indigenous reparations?

Queensland may have agreed to pay Indigenous workers whose wages were stolen by the state, but the national issue of reparations is far from over.

What good is a custody notification service if you don’t notify anyone about it?

What good is a custody notification service if you don’t notify anyone about it?

The NT finally has a service in place for when Indigenous people are arrested by police. But the odd silence from key stakeholders raises questions about how the system is being implemented.

Success in the white political system does not make you a ‘leader’

Success in the white political system does not make you a ‘leader’

The new Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, could be a good leader in the future. But representation is meaningless if it does not carry with it the responsibility to affect change.

Black and white witness

Black and white witness

In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant ‘book-up’ system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant ‘book-up’ system

The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

Aboriginal flag copyright deal betrays Indigenous culture

The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Ken Wyatt's appointment as Minister for Indigenous Affairs has been met with broad support. But will he be able to make a difference in Scott Morrison's government?

Environmental as anything

Environmental as anything

This week: life expectancy gaps, return of the mammoth, more dunnies please, and the 49% solution (to humanity).