Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Posted April 30, 2018 21:21:34 Photo: The new Medicare item will apply to dialysis treatments managed by a registered nurse or Aboriginal health worker in very remote settings. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal …

Ancient virus lurking in remote Australia, affecting thousands of Aboriginal adults

Ancient virus lurking in remote Australia, affecting thousands of Aboriginal adults

Posted April 24, 2018 04:51:35 Photo: Dr Lloyd Einsiedel and researcher Joel Liddle said a public health response to HTLV-1 required more research. (ABC News: Tom Hancock) In a brightly lit lab in the outback town of Alice Springs, researchers have been inspecting vials of blood infected with an ancient …

Traditional Aboriginal sign language from Central Australia highlighted in Hobart Language Day

Traditional Aboriginal sign language from Central Australia highlighted in Hobart Language Day

Posted April 22, 2018 14:36:38 Photo: Anmatyerr women April Campbell (l) and elder Clarrie Nagamara say sharing traditional language is important. (ABC News: Rhiannon Shine) Related Story: Indigenous languages all come from same 12,000-year-old root, researchers say Related Story: Gurrumul’s posthumous album makes history topping the ARIA charts Indigenous women …

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

Posted April 19, 2018 18:11:24 Photo: Song Keepers follows the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir as they take their songs back to Germany for the first time. (Supplied) In remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Baroque hymns introduced and translated by German missionaries in the 1870s have helped preserve …

Ancient Aboriginal patch burning helping understand fire impact on Tasmanian landscape

Ancient Aboriginal patch burning helping understand fire impact on Tasmanian landscape

Posted April 18, 2018 20:07:29 Photo: Researchers are studying what happens to biodiversity after bushfires. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) Related Story: ‘Ecological burns’ bolster growth in rare plant species Tasmania’s Aboriginal community is working with a Midlands farmer on a research project using ancient fire methods as an alternative to …

Too many Aboriginal kids are cycling from out-of-home care to the justice system — here’s how we stop it

Too many Aboriginal kids are cycling from out-of-home care to the justice system — here’s how we stop it

By Keenan Mundine Updated April 11, 2018 11:41:57 Photo: Keenan Mundine spent his early adulthood in and out of prison but now runs a consultancy guiding agencies on Aboriginal affairs. (ABC News: Jack Fisher) The trajectory from out-of-home care to the justice system is glaringly obvious to many Aboriginal people. …

Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions must be longer and tougher, Aboriginal corporations say

Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions must be longer and tougher, Aboriginal corporations say

Posted April 05, 2018 08:05:25 Photo: The mother of the boy from Tennant Creek was recently killed, allegedly by his father. (Flickr: Alberto) Aboriginal corporations in Tennant Creek have asked the Northern Territory’s new Liquor Commission for tougher alcohol restrictions in the town, with a view to making them permanent. …

Aboriginal children need loving, safe and culturally appropriate homes

Aboriginal children need loving, safe and culturally appropriate homes

By Christine Craik and Linda Ford Updated April 02, 2018 07:11:49 Photo: Fostering and adoption requires documentation such as birth certificates, but many Indigenous families include older members whose births may not have even been registered. (ABC Goldfields-Esperance: Jarrod Lucas) Related Story: Justice system overhaul needed to address Indigenous incarcerations, …

Victoria one step closer to official treaty with Aboriginal people

Victoria one step closer to official treaty with Aboriginal people

Posted March 28, 2018 10:20:52 Photo: Advocates say a treaty would improve society’s understanding of Indigenous culture in Victoria. (ABC News: Daniel Fermer) Related Story: Why do Victoria’s Aboriginal people want a treaty and what difference will it make? Related Story: Property title transferred to Indigenous groups in state-first deal …

Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council under ICAC microscope over alleged corruption

Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council under ICAC microscope over alleged corruption

Updated March 27, 2018 17:20:48 Photo: The boarded-up former Newcastle Post Office is one of the developments under scrutiny by ICAC. (ABC News: Anthony Scully) The Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) has come under the microscope as the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) begins a public inquiry into allegations …