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Following a debate that lasted several hours, the Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 has passed through the Upper House of Victorian...
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Bidjigal Elder Vic Simms has called on the Prime Minister to start listening to Aboriginal people.
The Australian Electoral Commission has 'unanimously agreed' to rename the federal seat of Batman in honour of Indigenous rights campaigner William Cooper.
As shocking statistics on child abuse in the Northern Territory were heard in the state's parliamentary estimates; a meeting with the Prime Minister has brought...
A delegation of First Nations mayors from Queensland have met with Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion in a last-ditch attempt to secure ongoing funding...
Protesters have temporarily stopped work by VicRoads on the Western Highway near Ararat to save what are said to be ancient trees, sacred to the Djap Wurrung...
This year’s Australia's Health report reveals Indigenous Australians are more than twice as likely to die before age five than non-Indigenous Australians.

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The NSW Government has allocated $33 million on an Aboriginal social housing strategy as part of this year's Budget.
A protest camp and tent embassy have been set up to stop the bulldozing of sacred trees for the new Western Highway.
Ms Dhu was left to die like the people who suffered illness at Nazi concentration camps, says the family's lawyer Stewart Levitt.
The Katter Australia Party leader stands alongside Indigenous mayors visiting Canberra and pledges to ramp-up the campaign against fake Aboriginal art.
The cost of registering births late and a lack of internet access have been identified as potential reasons for low Indigenous birth registration rates in...
Matthew Bill, who is WA's Young Person of the Year, is using his prize money to travel around the state.
The mother of the toddler who was sexually abused in Tennant Creek speaks out for the first time, exclusively to NITV's The Point.
Fleeing domestic violence is rarely easy, but for those living outside their home country, it can be even harder — as Gubbi Gubbi and Wakka Wakka woman Rebecca...
The family of Yamatji woman, Ms Dhu has filed a formal complaint about the circumstances of her death in custody.
Sovereignty, building decision-making skills, and more spaces for young mob were the focus at day one of the fifth annual Koorie Youth Summit.
Adelaide Crows and the AFL Players Association have condemned a vile, racist social media comment aimed at Eddie Betts.
The Race Discrimination Commissioner, who will soon be leaving his post, warns against renaming the role and other attempts at changing the Racial Discrimination...
A fruit shop in Brisbane has apologised for posting a comment on a social media post that many read to be a racial slur, saying it was just a typo.
NSW Labor have pledged to replace the public holiday with an Indigenous history day, as well as fly the Aboriginal flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and establish...
The man who was driven by an ‘all-consuming burning desire to help my own people’ was elected to Australian Federal Parliament 47 years ago today.
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The Executive Director of the Literacy for Life Foundation, Jack Beetson has slammed the education system for failing Aboriginal communities.
Geographical isolation is not only a major challenge for Indigenous women giving birth, but also for those studying to be their midwives.
A development at a university residential college will become the largest Indigenous tertiary residential program in Australia.
Tens of thousands of school children are being asked to swap a good book with their mates as part of a campaign to help improve literacy rates among Indigenous...
The West Australian state government has announced a new initiative aimed to improve the educational outcomes for students in the north-west.
Gamilaraay is an Aboriginal endangered language that is now being used in classrooms and spoken in communities more than it was 20 years ago.
Gardening and barista work: Aboriginal kids in remote communities are improving their literacy and numeracy skills with unique entreprenurial projects.
Twelve female Noongar students are bridging the gap in STEM careers by learning new technologies, thanks to an innovative learning project.
Oxford University has been accused of “social apartheid” after figures showed that nearly one in three colleges failed to admit a single black A-level student in...
Research suggests that as many as 50 per cent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Numbers in remote and regional communities can be...
Over 85 per cent of adults from remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory do not have the ability to operate independently on literacy and numeracy...
PM told to help young Indigenous students to be able to stay on country and have an education while retaining ties to culture.