20 Apr 2011 - 4:05 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

This week Living Black comes to you from the NSW Central Coast, where the Indigenous community is fighting plans to expand a silica mine, which they say threatens significant women's sites.

Mining is also causing controversy off Arnhem Land, where the saltwater people of Groote Eylandt say sacred waters are in danger.

In the South Australian town of Ceduna a trial to tackle problem drinking appears to be faltering, with claims alcohol abuse remains rife and rehab is inaccessible.

And with ANZAC Day approaching, we hear a retired Indigenous member of the armed forces reflect on his time in uniform.

Plus: rugby league's newest recruits: women from Aboriginal communities.