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Western Australian government accepts one-off deal but disappointed the Commonwealth intends to walk away from long-term funding support for remote housing.
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The federal government shown support for the Cape York leader as he fights to save his welfare reform initiatives.
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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.
Tanya Day got on a train to Melbourne but was removed for public drunkenness. She was taken into police custody and never came home.
The recommendation was part of his first report as the government's special envoy on Indigenous affairs.

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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.
The problem has been attributed to poverty, family violence and “intergenerational trauma” experienced by the Stolen Generations.
She has been remembered as of the country's most influential advocates for Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islanders.
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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...

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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...