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The Barngarla people’s continuing struggle for native title rights – nuclear waste ballot heads to the Full Bench of the SA Supreme Court

The Barngarla people’s continuing struggle for native title rights – nuclear waste ballot heads to the Full Bench of the SA Supreme Court

The cost of dealing with Australia's nuclear waste only rises. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan is waving big money at anyone who'll take our waste, with latest figures indicating total funding of $31 million for the project. The current shortlisted communities have received Federal Government development grants totalling $4 million. Back in 2014, the Ngapa clans proposing Muckaty Station as a nuclear waste dump would have received a total of $12 million.

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

Locum nullius: what’s in a name?

This is a guest post by Chips Mackinolty, an artist and journalist based in Palermo and Darwin.  On 9 August 1974, eight years almost to the day after the famous Wave Hill Walk Off, a group of largely Mangarrayi speaking families walked off Elsey Station. Yes, the place of the colonialist pastoral fantasy of We […]

Ten questions for Robbo aka @BiteTheDust

Ten questions for Robbo aka @BiteTheDust

In September 2015, Robbo was named the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Pharmacist of the Year for 2015. Robbo has worked for the last ten years as a remote pharmacist in the vast Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia adjoining the NT and South Australian borders and is a tireless advocate for improvements in Aboriginal health.

First look: The Wanarn Painters of Place and Time: Old Age Travels in the Tjukurrpa

First look: The Wanarn Painters of Place and Time: Old Age Travels in the Tjukurrpa

This exquisite art book contains the precious story and transformative work of celebrated artists now living in an aged care facility in Ngaanyatjarra country, a remote and isolated community that is the centre of their abundant world amongst ancient Dreamings.

Joe Hockey was right – Adam Giles’ push for NT Statehood is a joke

Joe Hockey was right – Adam Giles’ push for NT Statehood is a joke

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles may be looking for a new career in stand-up comedy with his latest "Statehood" routine. Joe Hockey was laughing like a drain and I nearly drove into one. Here is why ...

Tri-state bickering: The politics of dialysis resource allocation

Tri-state bickering: The politics of dialysis resource allocation

All four governments appear unwilling to sit down together and work out an equitable solution: the Commonwealth in particular appears reluctant to knock a few heads together and get the results needed.

“Our organs are sacred”: how we fail Aboriginal Australians with Chronic Kidney Disease

“Our organs are sacred”: how we fail Aboriginal Australians with Chronic Kidney Disease

Based on ANZDATA Registry analysis, from 1999 to 2009, the number of people receiving renal replacement therapy—dialysis—from Central Australia more than tripled from 62 to 209. At present, there are some 558 Territorians undergoing dialysis—98% of whom are Aboriginal. Current estimates are that this will grow by 4.5% a year. In simple terms, and all other things being equal, this means over 1,000 Territorian and tri-state Aboriginal people will be “on the machine” in the Territory in 14 years. In Central Australia alone, at worst case by 2020, there will be 479 people under going dialysis.

In memory of Eric Brown. A tribute to a life well-lived, by Liam Campbell

In memory of Eric Brown. A tribute to a life well-lived, by Liam Campbell

Liam Campbell's loving tribute to his friend Eric Brown. "Eric and Isobel dropped round. Eric is always jovial. I hope he lives a long time yet. The memory of him and Isobel will be with me always."

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

The "mortal threat to traditional law and culture" to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

Mike Turtur – will an “absolute coup” turn into “quite a mess”?

Mike Turtur – will an “absolute coup” turn into “quite a mess”?

Since late 2008 Turtur has arguably been the most powerful man in Australian cycling and his seat at the table of the body responsible for the world-wide administration of cycling makes him one of the most powerful in world cycling.