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.
In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.
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.
The legal system in Australia is completely out of touch with Indigenous culture and its preference for collective ownership.
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?
This week: life expectancy gaps, return of the mammoth, more dunnies please, and the 49% solution (to humanity).
Senator Pat Dodson's potential appointment in a Labor government is merely tokenistic if it does not empower him to make structural changes.
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.