Category Archives: INDIGENOUS NEWS
‘Book up’ is a common practice in many remote and regional communities of Australia, particularly many Indigenous communities. From 1 July 2010, consumer credit will be regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) under the National Consumer Credit … Continue reading
DARWIN CROCODILES TARGETTED TO CAPTURE TOURIST DOLLARS Conservation groups are concerned that Native Dingoes are dying of starvation, stress from being tagged and also shot by keepers, at the tourism oriented Fraser Island National Park [Sanctuary] in Queensland. A similar “attraction” (park, or … Continue reading
“People from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara Lands will be more empowered to protect their rights as consumers”, says Minister for Consumer Affairs Gail Gago following yesterday’s launch of an informative CD called Talk About Shopping, in Coober Pedy. Ms Gago was accompanied by … Continue reading
According to Ms Jennifer Rankine the Minister for Families and Communities, in Coober Pedy on Tuesday (today), Anangu on the APY Lands will be able to apply for home loans through a HomeStart program to purchase homes being built on their homelands … Continue reading
GENEVA / CANBERRA – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, arrived in Australia, 17th August. Mr. Anaya’s visit will visit until the 28th August.
Australia gets bad rap to UN rapporteur over Aborigines Canberra, 17 August 09 - A northwest NSW Aboriginal leader has put a submission to a visiting high United Nations official on indigenous rights, alleging that Australian governments are trying to … Continue reading
“Grotesque amounts of money” that have not produced a single house. Natasha Robinson | August 15, 2009 ABORIGINAL politician Alison Anderson yesterday labelled the $672 million indigenous housing program the biggest scandal she had seen in her political career, as Labor … Continue reading
The Coalition Advocating Indigenous Human Rights has been specific since 2005 that it is South Australia which has allowed a catastrophic situation to enmesh all the Aboriginal peoples in South Australia since its inception. Because the State has compelled these … Continue reading
Statement by Michael Anderson, leader of the Euahlayi tribe and spokesman for the Gumilaroi nation of northwest NSW and southwest Queensland It is time for the federal government to inform the public of the number of prosecutions for child sex … Continue reading
Public hearings and meetings –Wednesday 29 April 2009 On its third day of hearings in Central Australia, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs will visit the small communities of Amata and Kaltjiti in … Continue reading
New Project for Flinders University - focusing on how Aborigines and Torres Straight Islanders adapt to foreign society, including the effects on their general wellbeing. What motivates racism? Effects of racism? Possible solutions? (If members of the Aboriginal community find this … Continue reading
Yesterday the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down a decision in favour of Wiradjuri Traditional Owner, Neville Chappy Williams, with an injunction restraining the NSW Minister of Planning
Far North Police are seeking the assistance of the public in attempting to locate a man who has been missing since early in January.