The characterisation of Aboriginal worlds at 1788 is the central debate between Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu and Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe’s Farmers or Hunter-gatherers.
A public consultation process sought feedback on design options for the Indigenous Voice to parliament. Our analysis shows the findings of these sessions.
A Western Australian study, one of the first of its kind, reveals the complex experiences of those living at the intersection of being Indigenous and part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
The recently announced $250 million NSW budget boost for housing for Aboriginal people, is much-needed. It’s critical this well-intentioned investment does not repeat the mistakes of the past.
How can moderators and social media platforms, who have no direct experience of colonisation, pick up on such culturally nuanced negativity against Indigenous people?
George Floyd’s death and the US Black Lives Matter movement sparked extensive media attention. Why aren’t Australian Indigenous deaths in custody getting the same amount of media coverage?
In a survey of Stolen Generation survivors, two-thirds reported a decline in their physical health as a result of COVID restrictions, while 75% reported a decline in their mental health and wellbeing.
We now have a glimpse into where early Indigenous Australians likely travelled all those tens of thousands of years ago.
In the wake of four Aboriginal deaths in custody in three weeks, the government needs to reassess the police and corrections systems in Australia.
‘As I learn more about First Peoples’ plant knowledge, I’m also better understanding the broader Australian community’s failure to recognise the depth and breadth of our expertise.’
For non-Indigenous Australians, the last summer of bushfires seemed to mark the end times. Indigenous Australians have a long perspective on history, which offers hope.
Yes, transitioning Australia to a zero-carbon economy is essential, but the federal government must remedy this imbalance.
Across the NSW portion of the Murray-Darling Basin, Aboriginal people make up almost 10% of the population. Yet they hold a mere 0.2% of all available surface water.
Police played a unique role in many settler colonies executing assimilationist policies designed to dismantle First Nations families.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s statement that ‘there was no slavery in Australia’ is at odds with the historical record.
The bushfire royal commission will look at incorporating Aboriginal knowledge into mainstream fire management. But in practice, what does that mean?
Two hundred years of forced dispossession cannot erase millennia of land ownership and connection to country.
An honest reckoning with Captain Cook’s legacy won’t heal things overnight. But it’s a start.
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The impact of 1770 has never eased for Aboriginal people. It was a collision of catastrophic proportions.
Botany was an integral feature of Britain’s colonial and imperial ambitions.
In past bushfire inquires, Aboriginal people have been mentioned only sparingly. When referenced now, it’s only in relation to cultural burning. This must change.