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Until authorities acknowledge systemic racism and are held responsible for it, Aboriginal people will never see equity or just outcomes.
Government health organisations need to provide better support for Indigenous people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions.
A recent report has found First Nations children in Victoria have better health outcomes, however culturally appropriate research can better highlight what’s going well for First Nations kids’ health.
Both NSW and Queensland have committed to criminalise coercive control. This has the potential to disproportionately impact First Nations people who often can’t report to police safely.
Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney at a smoking ceremony during the opening of the 47th Federal Parliament at Parliament House.
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A record 11 Indigenous representatives are now in federal parliament, most of them women. But despite the improvement in representation, research tells us their road ahead won’t be an easy one.
Non-Indigenous researchers need to stop conducting research ‘on’ First Nations communities, and instead work ‘with’ them to gain knowledges.
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First Nations communities have experienced data being collected by researchers unethically. Better practices and relationships with communities can happen through ways of sharing such as yarning.
Donnell Wallam during her time with the Firebirds.
This year’s Commonwealth games boasted a record number of First Nations athletes, a lot of them women. While positive, the history of the Games and potential for burn-out for athletes is very real.
Dancers performing evening ceremonial Bungul at the Garma Festival in northeast Arnhem Land.
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Australian Governments must embrace Indigenous Nation Building if the Uluru Statement is to lead to effective structural reform and self-determined government for First Nations peoples.
First Nations peoples have known for a long time they come from the land. There is potential for others to learn and appreciate their connection to Country as a way to better care for our planet.
First Nations children continue to be overrepresented in incarceration to due to overpolicing. What can schools do to decolonise education and keep First Nations kids in school?
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Misconceptions around Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country persist. Many people do not understand what they are, how they are different or why they are practised.
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The Albanese government is moving towards a referendum having Australia voting on a First Nations Voice to Parliament. So how much detail should voters have about the Voice?
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the Garma Festival in northeast Arnhem Land on Friday.
Anthony Albanese will propose draft wording to insert into the constitution an Indigenous “Voice” to parliament when he addresses the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land on Saturday. The Prime Minister is also…
Universities throughout the country have obligations to ensure their graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact in a culturally safe way with Indigenous people.
Australian media have and do unfairly report on Indigenous affairs and toxic environments are leading to fewer First Nations journalists. Should universities put cultural safety in journalism courses?
At the beginning of the vaccine rollout, First Nations people were identified as a high priority list. Despite this, access to the vaccine for First Nations communities was quite limited.
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A new study has found First Nations people in rural NSW experienced more anxiety and fear about COVID than non-Indigenous people. How did government messaging contribute to this?
In NSW and wider Australia, there is a history of First Nations people fighting for land rights. However, while there have been successes, there are a significant number of unprocessed claims in NSW.
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First Nations children are 20 times more likely to be incarcerated. Governments need to consider raising the age of incarceration and pursuing culturally-led care for these children.
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The Beeyali project explores ways to connect to environment. A Kabi Kabi word meaning “to call”, Beeyali intends to inspire Australians to listen to the environment and to assist in its preservation.
According to the 2021 Census there are now almost one million Indigenous people in Australia. Although increase in population is a reason for this, there are some other factors to consider.
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Around the world, one Indigenous language is lost every one or two weeks. Almost 10% of the world’s critically endangered languages are in Australia.