Some Voice opponents are claiming the new advisory body could lead to the conversion of private land title to native title. But this is not how native title law works.
Non-Indigenous Australians need to actively seek the truth about past violence and injustice against Indigenous Australians.
What do popular ‘settler’ Australian stories like The Castle and Trent Dalton’s books say about who we are? What do they evade? Jeanine Leane investigates the state of post-Mabo Australian literature.
First Nations leaders Pabai Pabai and Paul Kabai filed a landmark class action against the Australian government to protect communities in the Torres Strait from climate change.
Recently Queensland police recognised the cultural rights of Wangan and Jagalingou people to conduct ceremony under provisions of a Human Rights Act. What does this mean for other Traditional Owners?
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.
In the wake of the Juukan Gorge blast, more land authority is shifting back to First Nations people.
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.
Yes, transitioning Australia to a zero-carbon economy is essential, but the federal government must remedy this imbalance.
The deep politics of racial division is at play when governments position mining as in the public interest, with Indigenous land owners obstructive of that interest.
A decision to award A$2.5 million compensation for loss of native title marks an important shift in how such claims are handled.
Rural and regional Australia is a big and diverse place, but some broad common issues do emerge as policy priorities.
Neither of the two federal investigations into fish deaths in the Darling River include any Indigenous representation.
The decision will have huge implications for Indigenous peoples who have lost their land rights and for state and territory governments that may be liable for compensation.
In an article published in the lead up to Australia Day, WA Liberal Party policy committee chairman Sherry Sufi said “native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invaded”. Is that right?
Politics podcast: Anna Krien on the climate wars.
Anna Krien's latest Quarterly Essay explores the debates on climate change policy in Australia and the ecological effects of not acting.
The Carmichael coal mine requires a crucial native title agreement to build key infrastructure. But an Indigenous group is bringing legal action against Adani, which may create a fatal roadblock.
The Mabo decision changed Australia’s concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
Relations between Indigenous peoples and environmentalists can be productive for both parties, but they will always be unstable.
Zuckerberg is just the latest in a long line of West Coast capitalists to purchase a slice of Hawaii.