The number of young Indigenous people in NSW custody has dropped, prompted by a reduction in offending and custodial court sentences.
What does this year’s Budget mean for Indigenous Australians? It depends on who you ask.
The federal budget contains more than $31 million for a survey into the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence experienced by Aboriginal women.
Getting high with Bob Marley and convincing the Queen to ditch royal etiquette and eat with her hands are just two of the revelations about famed Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil in a new documentary.
The recently released memoir, Two Cultures, One Story, by respected Bibilmum Noongar elder Dr Robert Isaacs, brings into sharp focus the terrible legacy of the Stolen Generation.
A WA council has been accused of rejecting the design of a renowned artist hired to paint a mural on Onslow water tanks because it was “too Indigenous”.
Fewer black people in jail and more Indigenous workers in Legal Aid offices are two of the key goals outlined in Legal Aid’s new First Nations Strategic Plan.
The mining giant has copped an embarrassing ‘first strike’ from shareholders in a protest vote against $60m paid out to three senior executives who parted ways with the miner over the Juukan debacle.
Inmates at Bunbury Regional Prison are being denied parole because they have not completed mandatory rehabilitation programs that are not offered by the facility, a State Government report has found.
The sister of an Aboriginal woman shot by a cop — who has spent two years on the public housing list — has finally found a home within 24 hours of The West Australian enquiring on her behalf.
Murdered and missing Indigenous women is an epidemic most heard of in Canada or the US but rarely reported on in Australia. These women are not statistics, they are real people, and they need justice.
Indigenous businesses pump almost $5 billion a year into the Australian economy, according to groundbreaking research that aims to highlight the strength of the sector.
When proud Wilman-Nyoongar woman Shelley Cable discovered there were only 24 Indigenous accountants in the country her immediate thought was ‘25 is better than 24’ and that she should be the plus one.
Ms Dhu’s family members have slammed the fine given out to a doctor who treated the Yamatji woman in the hours before her death in police custody.
Rangi Hirini & Charlotte Elton
The bicentenary provides the opportunity to acknowledge the spiritual and cultural custodians of this land — so the Aboriginal communities on whose land we live must take part in this commemoration.
Under WA’s old fine default laws, Simone Narkle would likely be in jail — leaving her three kids destitute and her prospects of ever finding a better life even bleaker. Now, her future looks bright.
Welfare recipients forced on to cashless debit cards will be targeted for skills training under a $30 million Federal Government injection to get them into jobs.
WA’s RSL boss says the State branch has no plans to place Indigenous diggers and their families at the head of Anzac Day marches or commemorations.
Journalist Rangi Hirini has offered a candid reflection on the death of a young woman who died in custody in her hometown, discussing honestly the impact it had on her.
The Pilbara death of Ms Dhu was described as a ‘tragedy of the highest order’ and sparked renewed passion among the Blak community which felt she’d still be alive if recommendations were implemented.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have served in every conflict since the Boer War. But when the wars ended, the status and opportunities they gained from being Diggers disappeared.
‘Terrible’. ‘Wholly unnecessary’. ‘Avoidable’. These were the words used to describe the horrific 2008 case of Aboriginal elder Mr Ward, left to die in a prison van that heated to 56C.
The hopes of turning around the horrible statistics of the 1980s and 1990s — tied to the implementation of the royal commission — are fading. But it must end.
When John Pat was brutally killed, this small red-dirt town had every reason to give up. But its strength to move forward is a reminder to us all about resilience.
© West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020