Homelands

Abbott rejects compliance with international law and rebuts the UN's standing

Tony Abbott, self-styled 'Prime Minister for Indigenous Australia' demonstrate the voice and opinion of a tyrant. The racist comments by him in response to First Nations opposition to being forcibly removed form their lands resonates in the most negative of ways. We all know that the WA government and Tony Abbott seek to clear the interior land mass of any and every resisting Aboriginal person, so they don't have to deal with Land Rights issues, water rights issues and environmental issues. Read more about Abbott rejects compliance with international law and rebuts the UN's standing

Why more schools need to teach bilingual education to First Nations children

Indigenous children can benefit greatly from learning in a language they understand
Indigenous children can benefit greatly from learning in a language they understand
(Image: Neda Vanovac / AAP)

Samantha Disbray, Senior linguistics researcher, Charles Darwin University
16 June 2017 Read more about Why more schools need to teach bilingual education to First Nations children

Talks held for treaty between almost 50 Indigenous nations in the Murray-Darling Basin

Murray-Darling
A treaty between the nations of the Murray-Darling Basin could help in the lobbying for Indigenous rights to water. (Picture: Melissa Macgill)

Sofie Wainwright ABC Broken Hill 12 August 2016

Representatives from almost 50 Indigenous nations across the Murray-Darling Basin have begun talks to develop a treaty. Read more about Talks held for treaty between almost 50 Indigenous nations in the Murray-Darling Basin

Town based Aboriginal reserves are in danger as land prices peak and mining investment slumps

Kennedy Hill Broome WA

The State Government is reviewing the viability of WA's 274 Aboriginal communities, with details of the process due to be released in July, so the future of WA's 35 town-based Aboriginal reserves is set to come under the spotlight, with some residents determined to stay while others accept an offer of new houses in town. Town-based reserves are Aboriginal communities that formed around townships around the middle of the 20th century, as Aboriginal families were displaced from their bush homes and moved off cattle stations. Read more about Town based Aboriginal reserves are in danger as land prices peak and mining investment slumps

High Court challenge to $1.3b native title deal

Colin Barnett, the WA Premier reduced the sacred sites registered in his state by 1,300

Action has begun in the High Court to try to stop a native title deal that could be worth $1.3 billion to the Noongar people of the south west of Western Australia.

The challenge is by other Noongar native title claimants who say they did not agree to the deal with the WA government to relinquish native title rights in return for a $1.3 billion compensation package.

The package would include land and funds for a trust to be managed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders. Read more about High Court challenge to $1.3b native title deal

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