• (Not) closing the gap

    Open Forum     |      May 25, 2021

    Gaping policy shortfalls in the Australian Government’s ‘Closing the Gap’ program have seen it fail to reduce disparities in Indigenous health, income, employment, child removal and incarceration, Flinders University researchers say.

  • Community action can save cultural heritage

    Hannah Robertson     |      April 11, 2021

    Community-led research brings together cultural, economic and environmental considerations for a unique design collaboration on Olkola Country in Queensland.

  • An indigenous voice in the constitution

    Gabrielle Appleby     |      January 26, 2021

    As a ‘Voice’ that would allow Indigenous Australians to have a say in parliamentary and government decisions that affect them takes shape, it is vital it be enshrined in our Constitution.

  • Black lives matter in Australia

    Ebony Stansfield     |      January 20, 2021

    Three prominent Indigenous women speak about one of the biggest social movements in the world and how it matters in Australia.

  • Could treaties help close the political gap in Indigenous health?

    Dominic O'Sullivan     |      May 25, 2020

    New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi shows the potential such agreements might hold for health and other issues in Australia.

  • Exploring food insecurity in indigenous communities

    Open Forum     |      January 11, 2020

    A new study from the University of Queensland will work with local indigenous communities to improve food security among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Songs of strength

    Open Forum     |      January 5, 2020

    A major study led by researchers at La Trobe has identified key themes that will be used to inform strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents in the first years of their children’s lives.

  • Remembering William Cooper

    Open Forum     |      December 8, 2019

    William Cooper is best known as a visionary campaigner for his own indigenous people, their equality under the law, and their right to be recognised as their land’s original custodians.

  • Realising the unique value of indigenous knowledge

    Shaun Ewen     |      October 28, 2019

    A university’s core role is knowledge creation, but Australian universities are still missing out on genuine two-way learning with local Indigenous knowledge.

  • The last climb of Uluru

    Melisa Kadic     |      October 25, 2019

    Tourists have flocked to climb Uluru before a permanent ban on scaling the rock comes into force. They might have spent their time more productively by considering the symbolic importance of the move, and the need to do more to support indigenous rights.

  • Ken Wyatt and the challenge ahead

    Eddie Synot     |      June 3, 2019

    While the new minister for Indigenous Australians has the chance to make a real difference, unrealistic expectations should be tempered as real change will take an effort from not just the whole government, but the entire nation.

  • Closing the gap in the Indigenous business sector

    Michelle Evans     |      June 1, 2019

    The Indigenous business sector has seen huge growth in recent years, but there are large gaps that still need to be addressed by better and more targeted public policy.