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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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In response to Cyclone Debbie, Indigenous musician Marcus Corowa is using his show to raise funds to help rebuild his hometown in Bowen.
Queenslanders are waking up to a huge clean up following the "monster" cyclone Debbie, as the now ex-tropical cyclone still brings heavy rain as it works its way...
Trees are down and some are reporting power loss, as mainland north Queensland towns await the worst of cyclone's 250km/h winds.
Indigenous skater Harley Windsor, from Western Sydney, and his Moscow-born partner Katia scored a personal best for their free skate.
Native North Americans prepare to converge on Washington in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
New South Wales cricketer Ashleigh Gardner is poised to become the first Indigenous player since 1958 to represent Australia’s national women’s team.
Aboriginal activist and elder Jenny Munro was among a headline of speakers at the Women’s March on Sydney – highlighting the many issues facing Indigenous peoples...

NAIDOC Week: Tuesday live blog

NITV will be keeping you up-to-date with what's happening around the country during NAIDOC Week. Check in throughout the day for the latest news, photos, videos...
The world places more value on stories about ‘whiteness’, says the playwright and 'Black Comedy' actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio has raised the issue of Indigenous representation in film at the time that local Indigenous talent has come into its own.
As Australia marks Harmony Day – the calendar event that aims to celebrate cultural diversity, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone – the Aboriginal and...