Hundreds of Aboriginal people were incarcerated on Dorre and Bernier islands for "venereal disease" between 1908 and 1919. The lock hospitals were penal rather than therapeutic institutions.
The ABC has missed a rare opportunity to deeply engage with the diversity of views among Indigenous Australians about whether and how they should be 'recognised' in the Constitution.
Indigenous peoples live in societies where their sense of cultural worth is constantly undermined.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?
For many, relations between Indigenous Australians and the government are best described as being in a state of crisis.
The longer the process of recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution goes on, the more debate is likely to split and fracture.
What the Northern Territory's experience with state interventions reveals is that rather than protecting young people, it has placed them at greater risk of mistreatment and trauma.
The high rate of both youth and adult indigenous incarceration is a national disgrace.
A New Zealand literacy program is helping to raise Indigenous achievement to mainstream levels.
Decolonisation of the curriculum doesn't have to mean the destruction of Western knowledge, but it's decentring. Such knowledge should become one way of knowing rather than the only way.
As Australia joins a New York summit to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it still faces questions over whether it is meeting water standards at home.
If we are to have a mature and sensible debate on Indigenous recognition, we must be more willing to embrace difficult issues and diverse perspectives.
Public policy no longer requires the imprimatur of the Aboriginal people; Aboriginal participation in the decisions taken about their lives is negligible.
Political parties should commit to supporting the evidence-based recommendations of decades worth of reports into family violence.
Few in Australia understand the context and true meaning of customary law. Denials of its validity are often based on ignorance or on specific examples devoid of context.
The ALRC report made some useful recommendations about how settler law could deal more fairly with Aboriginal people by taking their traditions and customs into account.
There is an ongoing trend of low workforce participation among Indigenous people, research demonstrates eight ways to improve this.
People with cognitive impairments are entitled to opportunities to engage meaningfully in society, so there must be legal reform to enable this.
The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody's report was meant to be a blueprint for reducing the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous Australians and deaths in custody.