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The high-profile appointment comes at a time when several national targets aimed at closing the gap are not on track.
Aboriginal songs found in an anthropologist's notebooks shed light on the 'captive white woman' mystery that has been debated for generations.
Western Australian government accepts one-off deal but disappointed the Commonwealth intends to walk away from long-term funding support for remote housing.
The federal government shown support for the Cape York leader as he fights to save his welfare reform initiatives.
Rates of petrol sniffing have dropped significantly since the introduction of Opal Fuel, but some support service providers say the dangerous practice is slowly...
A popular but unauthorised artwork has been destroyed after a government department decided it was disrespectful to Indigenous people in WA.
The 'mother of native title' has been remembered as a passionate advocate for the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander communities.

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The recommendation was part of his first report as the government's special envoy on Indigenous affairs.
Indigenous screen talent has dominated the Australian film and TV industry awards in Sydney.
Turmoil at the highest levels of Australian politics appears to have stalled progress in Indigenous affairs.
US fighter Justin Willis makes seemingly offensive comments about Aboriginal identity after defeating Mark Hunt.
Fracking will now be allowed in some parts of the state.
Will the duo who perform in Pitjantjatjara and English represent Australia at next year's Eurovision?
The plaque acknowledges a painful past where many Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their families by train.
David Attenborough has told delegates at a UN conference the world faces the end of civilisation if it does not unite to tackle climate change.
Australia’s largest land council declares it will return to business as normal after sacking its CEO.
The current and former Prime Minister dismissed the Voice, but the cross-party committee has endorsed it after eight months of consultations.
The Indian mining giant has announced it will self-finance the controversial mine in the Galilee Basin.
Anthony Mundine grabbed the former WBO welterweight champion and shoved him into trainer Glenn Rushton.
The widow of Edward “Koiki” Mabo died on Monday and has been remembered for her advocacy work in education and land rights.
Pressures in the big cities such as Melbourne have pushed some migrants to resettle in Alice Springs.
Pauline Hanson will discuss the Sentinelese's "immigration policy" in the Senate.
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A writing and illustration workshop seeks to nurture the next generation of Aboriginal storytellers.
A move to incorporate Indigenous culture into the science curriculum is defended.
The series is aimed at lifting literacy rates in remote communities.
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...