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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.
The case frames climate change as “a human rights issue”, with First Nations people among the most vulnerable to a changing climate.

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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.
Adani is one approval away from resuming construction of its Queensland coal mine after its plan to protect an endangered finch was accepted.
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Tony Abbott saying he'll take a slow, research-based approach to his new Indigenous envoy role has been met with criticism.
The Indigenous Advisory Council says finding out about Tony Abbott being offered the special envoy role through the media wasn't respectful.
An ugly feud between the West Australian and federal governments over remote Aboriginal housing funding is becoming increasingly bitter and shows no sign of...
The family's lawyer says the court documents are instrumental for any civil action over the death of the Aboriginal teenager.
Experts say the custody notification services save lives, but only NSW has a comprehensive system in place.
The WA government has announced they will work on nominating the site for world heritage protection after being called on to do so by the Traditional Owners.
Keeping children in solitary confinement at Western Australia’s only youth jail 'probably' breached international law, an independent investigation has found.
Is ‘sorry’ enough to ease years of grief caused by systematic mistreatment or the loss of loved ones at the hands of law enforcement?
NT Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy has hit back at comments made by former Liberal leader Alexander Downer who has said his family are ‘nation-builders’.
When an unmarked police car hit an Aboriginal teenager, the National Justice Project was instrumental in the timing of the second video. Now its hoping to expand...
Labor Senator Pat Dodson has criticised Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to the troubled town of Tennant Creek and repeated warnings that Indigenous housing will fall...
Heckled in Tennant Creek, the PM’s visit offered an opportunity to focus on the need for more housing, announcements of ‘new deals’ and a potential roll-out of...