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MoU strives to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians

The University of Canberra (UC) has recommitted to its partnership with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), signing on to the mutually beneficial collaboration today.

ACT Greens set ‘ambitious’ incarceration target

The ACT Greens have today announced an “ambitious goal” to bring Indigenous incarceration rates in line with non-Indigenous rates by 2030.

ACT Indigenous businesses supported in pandemic

A streamlined ACT Indigenous Business Support Program has commenced to help businesses adapt and prosper through the pandemic.

Have you heard? David Hunter Memorial Lecture

For the last 16 years, ANTaR has presented the David Hunter Memorial Lecture and this year it will go online due to Covid-19.

ACT Government finalising funding for Closing the Gap

The ACT Government is in the process of finalising its funding arrangements with the Commonwealth Government for its commitment to a new Closing the Gap framework. The Commonwealth Government announced its initial $46.5...

Call on ACT Government to ‘Raise the Age’

The ACT’s youth, health, legal and community sector have criticised the Australian Attorneys-General “lack of leadership,” after the group failed to raise the criminal age of responsibility yesterday.

Local groups push to raise criminal age

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are imprisoned in the ACT at eight times the rate of their non-indigenous peers.

Krystal Hurst a NATSIAA finalist again

Canberra-based Indigenous artist and jewellery maker, Krystal Hurst, has once again been named a finalist for NATSIAA, after being first nominated in 2019.

High smoking rates linked to ongoing effects of colonisation

Researchers at ANU have reviewed a range of existing historical evidence to determine the root cause of high smoking rates in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

NAIDOC Week: Celebrating Indigenous culture

Although official NAIDOC Week celebrations have been postponed due to COVID-19, several events will still be held in July to bring the community together.

Truth telling: Indigenous Australians discuss path to peace

A panel of Indigenous professors, politicians, authors and activists have spoken of the shared trauma of colonisation, child removal, custodial deaths, and cultural genocide while identifying truth telling as a pathway to peace in an online forum on Monday (22 June).

Dheiu Mading: The man behind Canberra’s BLM protest

“I came here as a refugee and we know what a bad day looks like, but whatever racism I have received here is nothing compared to what Indigenous people are copping in their own damn country,” says Sudanese-Australian, Dheiu Mading.