Whatever your preference of watering hole in remote Arnhem Land, The Arnhem Club had something its colder neighbour, the Walkabout Tavern, never had and never will have. Call it heart, soul, warmth or ‘hwyl’ from the Welsh word meaning “a complex and intangible quality of passion and sense of belonging that isn’t easy to translate”.
Production at a remote Rio Tinto mine site was temporarily suspended last week after a union investigation raised safety concerns at the operation.
“The location close to the equator is quite unique, it offers a more efficient launch site.” Other benefits to the Arnhem land spaceport, are “really good access to a deepwater port and a city quality airport.”
Indigenous traditional owners in remote West Arnhem Land have lost patience with being prohibited from selling valuable barramundi from their coastal waters, while commercial boats do just that.
For the first time in Northern Territory Parliament history, an interpreter has been permitted on the Chamber floor to translate a sitting member’s speech in their traditional language.
The Gulf of Carpentaria is being inundated with some of the highest densities of rubbish in the world
Joseph Brown, an Indigenous leader from the nearby community of Beswick, is among those who have watched the accompanying penalty regime make families go hungry. Many participants have had their welfare payments cut for up to eight weeks if they don’t attend regularly enough.
A project working with high school students in the birthplace of musical group Yothu Yindi is putting Indigenous female rappers in the spotlight — and they are doing it in their own language, Yolngu Matha.
More than 400 Yolngu people from across six Arnhem Land communities have helped create a new resource to better deal with family violence across the region. ARDS Aboriginal Corporation has been working on the family violence project for the past three years.
The Darwin-based musician, who was raised in Milingimbi and Maningrida in northeast Arnhem Land, is the first Indigenous artist to have achieved mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language.