South Australia has become the first state to sign up to a national anti-racism strategy after World Human Rights day highlighted the existence of discrimination...
The world unites for Nelson Mandela's memorial; the prime minister defends aid cuts; and, a surge in racism, despite a national campaign.
A South Sudanese father whose teenage son drowned earlier this year has teamed up with Surf Life Saving Western Australia in an initiative to increase surf...
There are renewed calls for the federal Attorney General not to change the federal racial vilification laws.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has revealed a substantial jump in reports of racism.
Women living in crisis accommodation after experiencing domestic violence are among those whose plight is often forgotten, or overlooked, in the festive season.
Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss says he has written to Holden's general manager asking for immediate clarification of the firm's future intentions in Australia.
An Australian-born activist has won the right to stay in the United Kingdom after he described his homeland as a particularly racist country.
The Australian Medical Association's latest report on Indigenous health points to recent scientific breakthroughs which help to explain why the cycle of...
Getting to a place of safety is only the first step for a person who has experienced the trauma associated with war, learning to cope with the intrusive thoughts...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says when it comes to helping some of Australia's poorest neighbours, his government will focus on promoting trade, rather than...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have boarded a flight to attend the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
Environment groups and traditional owners are concerned about the impact of a burst tank at a uranium mine in Kakadu National Park.
As world leaders gather in Soweto to remember the life of Nelson Mandela, the South African community in Australia is also paying its respects.
The federal government has stepped in to pause operations at Ranger uranium mine until regulators know more about the fallout of the massive toxic leak.
Migrant communities have applauded a court decision to fine an energy company for illegal door-to-door sales practices in the eastern states.
We wrap up all the weekend's sporting highlights.
The government is calling for public submissions on the extent of support diplomatic missions should provide to travellers and dual citizens.
Do young Australian Muslims have to choose between being Muslim or being Australian?
As the spying row with East Timor intensifies, activists have protested outside the Australian embassy in the country's capital, Dili.
The federal government is refusing to spend any more money propping up the nation's ailing car industry, amid reports General Motors plans to close its Holden...
The federal government has confirmed a group of suspected asylum seekers who've been living undetected on Christmas Island since arriving by boat earlier this...
When Nelson Mandela visited Australia months after his release from prison in 1990, he upset some Aboriginal activists. How do they feel today?
Within minutes of the news of Nelson Mandela's death being announced, world leaders were offering their unqualified admiration and respect for his achievements.
Nelson Mandela was devoid of self-pity and he reached out the same people who jailed him and brutalised him to preach "true reconciliation".
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, emerging in 1990 committed to democracy and negotiating a deal that led to universal suffrage and the country's first...
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In a move to help protect what's possibly the world's largest and oldest collection of rock art, guided tours have begun on the Burrup Peninsula in northwest...
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As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse continues, support organisations say they're being overwhelmed with calls for assistance.
Elders and artists from Yirrkala in Arnhem Land have arrived in Sydney to see their ancestors drawings displayed on Gadigal land for the very first time.
For every 10,000 people in the West African nation of Guinea, there is just one doctor.
For many elderly Australians, Christmas can be a time of loneliness and isolation, but community organisations and a newly developed app are aiming to connect and...