The proposals Abbott has pushed as envoy - more police in Indigenous communities and learning in English - demonstrates his ignorance and unsuitability for the job.
Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is under intense new pressure.
The rejection of the Referendum Council's Report has derailed Indigenous constitutional recognition. Treaties at the state and territory level offer a clear path forward for meaningful reform.
The government has rejected the Referendum Council's call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.
Why, despite substantial spending, do serious difficulties continue to plague efforts to improve Indigenous wellbeing?
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The royal commission into the Northern Territory's youth detention and child protection systems has had a shaky start.
Territorians will go to the polls for the next Northern Territory election only eight weeks after the July 2 election – blurring the lines between local controversies and how people vote federally.