The curveball decision of two mining giants to back the Uluru Statement from the Heart is being applauded by some who signed the historic proclamation, but one prominent Aboriginal leader is wary that the move is a cynical grab for Indigenous resources.
By Elias Clure
- Brenton Carter won over $12,500 playing pokies at Rorkes, but staff say they were instructed to tell him he was “too drunk” to collect
- They also said they were told to keep putting Mr Carter off until he stopped coming in to collect his winnings
- Audio recordings capture Rorkes owner Mitch McNamee telling staff not to pay out
The owner of a well-known Darwin nightspot is facing claims he instructed staff to bar Indigenous people from his premises and that he owes thousands of dollars in unpaid wages to his employees.
The federal government has relaxed rules around its work-for-the-dole scheme for remote areas amid criticism it is too harsh on Aboriginal people. The required participation in the Community Development Program have been reduced from 25 hours to 20 hours.
PETA has called for phrases such as “kill two birds with one stone” to be corrected to avoid anti-animal vocabulary.
Sorry everyone. This incredibly common phrase has been deemed offensive to vegans, vegetarians, women and the poor.
Disturbing new data reveals the impact Australia’s flagship remote employment program is having on Indigenous people across the country, prompting claims it is worsening poverty in communities.
Unemployed people in remote areas must take part in the troubled Community Development Program (CDP) to receive welfare payments and can be docked about $50 per day for missing activities.
Region-by-region penalty statistics show places with higher levels of Indigenous participants were issued with more penalties, prompting claims the $275-million-a-year scheme is “racist”.
The youngest of three girls from Western Australia’s north-west, whose life story inspired the award-winning film Rabbit-Proof Fence, has died at the age of 95.
Martu woman Daisy Kadibil was a small child when she was taken away from her family as part of the Stolen Generations.
She and her sister, Molly, and cousin, Gracie, used the rabbit-proof fence to find their way home from the Moore River Native Settlement, a 1600-kilometre journey.
The Australian federal government has announced an investment of $50 million to help seed the formation of a national space agency. The move, expected to generate thousands of jobs, is as much a strategic one as it is fiscal.
“We are dependent on other countries who can choose their own national interest over and above ours,” Kim Carr, who serves as the Labor Party’s science and research spokesperson, told Australia’s ABC News. “We certainly need to be able to protect our domestic interests, we need to build our industry capability and we need to secure the jobs of the future for Australia.”