Today marks a first for Australia: a truth-telling process to begin answering for the abuses and injustices suffered by Indigenous people. Victoria's commission can be a model for the nation.
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Bushfire Recovery Victoria has a focus on Aboriginal culture and healing – a long overdue approach in disaster recovery.
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Indigenous employees don't just face racism and prejudice. There is also the "cultural weight" of working in largely non-Indigenous organisations.
Following on from the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, 2020 has seen 5 asteroids given new names recognising the contribution of illustrious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Hundreds of Australian children aged ten to 13 are in juvenile detention. Legal and medical experts say we must raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14.
The Australian Public Service is one of the country's most powerful institutions. Yet Indigenous people make up just 1.2% of its senior ranks.
Michelle Grattan talks with aboriginal advocate Pat Turner
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Policies for Indigenous Australians must better reflect and prioritise Indigenous cultural values.
Sunshine Coast University Hospital uses evidence-based design to provide outside spaces with views that Indigenous people tell us they value.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
Professor Megan Davis is an independent expert member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Megan Davis on a First Nations Voice in the Constitution.
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Megan Davis says the idea of including an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution is being rejected on an understanding that "simply isn't true" but believes Australia has the "capacity to correct this".
Mental illness is more common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders than in the non-Indigenous population.
A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is why it's so important we start rolling it out.
The Aged Care Royal Commission is currently looking at aged care for Indigenous Australians.
As the Aged Care Royal Commission shifts its focus to aged care for Indigenous Australians, access isn't the only challenge. Often problems arise when services don't accommodate their cultural needs.
The first people to walk along the shores of northern Australia arrived more than 50,000 years ago.
New research shows just how many first people were needed to create a viable population in what is now Australia.
Australia sees higher rates of disability in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than the non-Indigenous population.
The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians must be at the forefront of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Following the deaths of an alarming number Indigenous young people earlier this year, Australian leaders were urged to declare a ‘national crisis’.
Policies aimed at reducing youth suicide will fail if they don't acknowledge the cumulative effects of history, associated intergenerational trauma and ongoing violence towards Indigenous Australians.
Government policies on Indigenous health have so far largely failed in closing the gap.
The Coalition and Labor have outlined their plans for Indigenous health spending. There are some worthwhile pledges, but these policy promises could better reflect what our First Nations people need.
Descendants of soldiers who fought in the Australian Light Horse Brigade took part in a reenactment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Beersheba in Israel in October 2017.
In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Anzac stories are often coloured by racism and ongoing injustices that negate the myth of Anzac 'mateship'.
Mukurtu is a Warumungu word meaning “dilly bag” or a safe keeping place for sacred materials.
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Mukurtu: an online dilly bag for keeping Indigenous digital archives safe.
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Mukurtu - Warumungu word meaning 'dilly bag' or a safe keeping place for sacred materials - is an online system helping Indigenous people conserve photos, songs and other digital archives.
The future lies not in better policy, or even a new government, but in the exciting resurgence of Indigenous nationhood.
For First Nations peoples to recover from the multiple harms of settler colonialism, they must take control of the services they need, free from the control and interference of the settler state.
Again this year, the Closing the Gap report delivered disappointment.
There is little reason to think changes made to the Closing the Gap targets and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives will have much of an impact.