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What Guy Rundle doesn’t get about native title

What Guy Rundle doesn’t get about native title

Warren Mundine’s speech just might be a rare invitation to grapple with important complexities, but Guy Rundle, in rushing to condemn it, has lost some important points along the way. Macquarie University Anthropology lecturer Eve Vincent explains.

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Mundine wants to dissolve collective Aboriginal identity altogether and have Aboriginal people claim their second citizenship as that of a specific nation. This is a terrible idea.

Crikey Clarifier: how can the government ‘close down’ WA communities?

Crikey Clarifier: how can the government ‘close down’ WA communities?

The WA government has announced it will close down some remote indigenous communities. Is that legal? And what will happen to the people living there? Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts reports.

Aboriginal prisoner denied the right to breastfeed her newborn

Aboriginal prisoner denied the right to breastfeed her newborn

Aboriginal women are one of the most over-represented groups in prison, writes Debbie Kilroy, CEO of Sisters Inside. And their treatment is not as humane and respectful as prison officials would have you believe.

Informed consent and human rights for indigenous Australians

Informed consent and human rights for indigenous Australians

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?

Rudd’s cynical form on exploiting indigenous issues

Rudd’s cynical form on exploiting indigenous issues

Kevin Rudd has form when it comes to trying to use indigenous issues to wedge his opponents. Tony Abbott is right to call him out on it.

A visual breakdown of question time

A visual breakdown of question time

Indigenous people are underrepresented in the House of Representatives -- could this be why just three out of every 1000 questions in question time related to indigenous issues? Bond University journalism student Tan Li Jun Sheena has created this infographic.

If you’re happy and you know it, stay in school

If you’re happy and you know it, stay in school

Several criticisms of government policy in Australia towards its indigenous peoples have used opposition to paternalism to support their alternative proposals, writes Dr Nicholas Biddle, a Fellow at the Australian National University.

Aboriginal crime and punishment: spending on jails but not outcomes

Aboriginal crime and punishment: spending on jails but not outcomes

The rise of a punitive "law and order" culture in Australia has had a profoundly racial dimension, manifested in soaring rates of indigenous incarceration. Inga Ting continues her special report.

Aboriginal crime and punishment: incarceration rates rise under neoliberalism

Aboriginal crime and punishment: incarceration rates rise under neoliberalism

The number of indigenous prisoners has increased for the 11th year in a row, despite the prisoner population falling for the first time in a decade. Inga Ting reports a history of failed government policy.