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Abbott’s vision for remote education has been tried, and failed

Abbott’s vision for remote education has been tried, and failed

Stigmatising Aboriginal languages — and by extension, their speakers — is still in vogue despite the many complex realities on the ground.

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

The Coalition's support for a racist motion from Pauline Hanson trashes its legacy of fighting fascism and signals a dark moment in Australian politics.

Morrison’s $3.6 billion tax cut plan

Morrison’s $3.6 billion tax cut plan

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison pushes through with a $3.6 billion tax cut package for small businesses. Plus, Tony Abbott put to work as Indigenous envoy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

Aging gracefully in this country is an expensive pursuit, available only to the wealthiest of us.

Rundle: the Voice to Parliament sounds like a very bad deal

Rundle: the Voice to Parliament sounds like a very bad deal

The Voice to Parliament, part three of the Uluru deal, seems like it can only end with the Senate and House throwing Indigenous people under the bus.

The ‘new’ scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

The ‘new’ scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

Partially funded by the Commonwealth, the custody notification system (CNS) is closely modelled on a system in place in New South Wales since 2000.

The bonkers plan to turn remote Indigenous Australia into a free-market capitalist economy

The bonkers plan to turn remote Indigenous Australia into a free-market capitalist economy

With one more ad hoc solution piled on another, it's desperate times for the Mundine-Pearson model of remote-area development.

How Closing The Gap fell apart

How Closing The Gap fell apart

As the tenth anniversary of Closing The Gap nears, a report has detailed how some very Canberran failings wrecked it.

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

Crikey Worm: only a quarter of these NBN users will get top speeds

Good morning, early birds. Some 75% of NBN customers using fibre-to-the-node technology will not be able to access the internet at top speeds. Plus, a former Aboriginal affairs minister has criticised the government for its handling of last year's Uluru Statement. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

Don Dale: damning recommendations must be acted on

The commissioner has handed down a damning report detailing the failures of state institutions in the protection of children in the Northern Territory.