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Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group with the new ANROWS report. Provided by author

Safe, respected and free from violence: preventing violence against women in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has the highest rates of domestic, family, and sexual violence in Australia. The Tangentyere women’s group shows how prevention projects can address gender inequality.
Cape York. Dave Hunt/AAP Image

Australia has a heritage conservation problem. Can farming and Aboriginal heritage protection co-exist?

How can we improve the management of Queensland’s heritage sites? Can farming and the conservation of Aboriginal heritage co-exist?
Mural by Matt Adnate. Shutterstock

From dispossession to massacres, the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission sets a new standard for truth-telling

The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission is a royal commission seeking truth-telling on the historical and contemporary injustices experienced by First Nations peoples in Victoria.
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Fixing Australia’s shocking record of Indigenous heritage destruction: Juukan inquiry offers a way forward

The A Way Forward report addresses the issues of cultural heritage protection in Australia after Rio Tinto destroyed Juukan Gorge. However, achieving change will be far from straightforward.
Children display banners at the Redfern Community Centre after watching the live telecast of the formal Apology to the Stolen Generations. Wikimedia

Stolen Generation redress scheme won’t reach everyone affected by the policies that separated families

Recently, the Commonwealth government created a redress scheme to compensate Stolen Generations survivors. But more needs to be done to address the trauma.
Archaeologists and marine scientists must work together with Indigenous communities and policy makers to protect Australia’s cultural heritage above and below the sea. Sam Wright

Australia’s coastal waters are rich in Indigenous cultural heritage, but it remains hidden and under threat

With 300 stone artefacts submerged on Australia’s continental shelf last year, Indigenous underwater cultural heritage needs to be prioritised in marine science and industry practices.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt arrive ahead of delivering the statement on the Closing the Gap Implementation Report. Lukas Koch/AAP

The government’s Stolen Generations redress scheme is piecemeal and unrealistic

The government recently announced a new reparations scheme for Stolen Generations survivors. However, these survivors are only a fraction of the Indigenous children separated from their families.
Aboriginal elder Joy Murphy attending the unveiling of a mural painted by Indigenous people in prison, aiming to communicate a message of unity. JULIAN SMITH/AAP Image

The role of ‘re-storying’ in addressing over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Opportunities to give voice to Aboriginal people in prison have the potential to address the growing impacts of racism in the justice system in Australia.

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