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An inquiry has heard more than a third of Victoria's Aboriginal people have depression and anxiety compared to 20 per cent of non-Indigenous people.
Indigenous singer-songwriter Kev Carmody won the JC Williamson Award for his outstanding contribution to the live performance industry.
'This is about Indigenous people having some sort of say over what happens on their land and their sacred sites.'
The awards celebrate Australia’s live entertainment and performing arts.
The awards - set to be held in matter of weeks - shine a light on Australia’s "best and brightest" Indigenous performers.
An appeal by Aboriginal opponents of Adani's coal mine against a court decision that found an Indigenous land usage agreement was valid has been dismissed.
Ken Wyatt's push to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a voice to parliament could spark fresh divisions.

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The Aged Care Royal Commission will sit in Broome over the next three days and hear evidence about the unique needs of senior Indigenous Australians and their...
NSW have made seven changes for State of Origin II in Perth, with Latrell Mitchell a shock axing.
Blurred footage of Indigenous Australians was shown while white commentators talked about removing Aboriginal children from their families.
A pilot project has been given the green light to expand into another high school where organisers are looking at changing the curriculum to help preserve the...
Artwork verified by a independent archaeologist as "culturally significant" was reportedly created by non-Indigenous teenagers 50 years ago.
Cherdeena Wynne died in April after a string of incidents involving West Australian police led to the young mother losing consciousness while handcuffed.
Winmar says he hopes the statue will open conversations around the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Victorian elder Carolyn Briggs has been a champion for Indigenous culture for over five decades.
The Harbour City's outer suburbs and the NSW Central Coast are now host to some of the country's largest Indigenous populations.
He said 'it’s time we stopped procrastinating" on what is seen by many as a critical step to build a new relationship with Indigenous people.
In 1918, in Wünsdorf prisoner-of-war camp, a German sculptor created a bust of Indigenous soldier Douglas Grant. For decades, the whereabouts of this nationally...
The Attorney General says there were alternative options to arresting a pregnant Aboriginal woman on a 'witness' warrant, encourages her to pursue compensation.
The incoming shadow minister for Indigenous Australians hopes to keep some issues 'above the political fray'.
A number of Aboriginal students in Western Australia have been awarded an inaugural scholarship to help them with their schooling many decided to go into the...
An Indigenous rights campaigner says Aboriginal people should have been consulted about a heritage protection review before it was open to the public.
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“The absence of a national gallery for Aboriginal Australia's cultural and artistic heritage is a significant omission by Australian governments."
It took the loss of the photo negatives from his seminal work on black sexuality and desire, 'Looking for Langston', to get installation artist and filmmaker...
For thousands of years, the stage has been utilised as a platform to increase awareness of the social injustices Indigenous people face.
He’s an Australian icon whose music touched the lives and souls of countless of people around the world. His passing has left a hole in the life of his friends,...
The Western Australian council that defied the federal government by holding an alternative Australia Day event had its second year of triumph.
A day of action has been prepared for January 26 2018 as the debate over change the date of Australia day reaches a national audience.
Cory Bernardi has been slammed and even told to go F himself by artists that feature in his very own Hottest 100 alternative list.
How this former institutionalised homeless alcoholic became one of Australia's most respected songwriters, storytellers and activists. 61 years ago today a music...
Following a controversial decision by Triple M to hold its own version of the Triple J Hottest 100, Indigenous artists are calling on fans to vote for political...
He's come a long way since his first album was released with the help of an arts grant.
Women of Binjari community in the NT have turned their Kriol language skills into an Aboriginal literacy enterprise for children.
He's one of the most famous unknown guitarists in the world.