NSW Nationals leader Troy Grant is a rising star in politics, but he has a tough road ahead of him to rescue the Nationals at the next state election.
Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.
Employers have pledged more than 64,000 jobs for indigenous Australians, but finding out whether those pledges have been followed through proves tricky.
Crikey readers talk the similarities between Andrew Bolt and camels, the difference between graffiti and street art, and Helen Razer's misunderstanding of gay rights worldwide.
Despit the epidemic of indigenous poverty, neither major party has a comprehensive policy to address it. Jon Altman, professor at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, says only the Greens have a different approach.
Earlier this year Warren Mundine told The Australian that Aboriginal people were sick of being ‘bullshitted to.’ This time next week Mundine may be the most powerful blackfella in the country. Is Mundine’s vision one of ‘elegance & simplicity’ or just more bullshit?
The Commonwealth government has a history of intervening in indigenous affairs without local consultation. ANU professor Jon Altman asks: do the Stronger Futures laws contravene human rights?
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.
Crikey readers talk the elitism in politics, waste in food production and pollies who have made political comebacks.
With incomplete reporting and many Closing the Gap goals not on track, is the policy really working? Professor Jon Altman of the ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research reports.