An investor activist group has called for a vote on the Big Australian placing a moratorium on mining activities at cultural heritage sites until laws that protect them are strengthened.
Food prices in some remote Indigenous communities have fallen 60 per cent since a parliamentary inquiry into the exorbitant prices paid by our most vulnerable Australians was launched.
Australia needs a national action plan to ensure affordable food pricing in regional communities, a parliamentary committee has been told. An inquiry was launched this year after a report by the West.
Protests in the US have led to concrete political and social changes but Australia is still dragging its feet.
The State’s prison watchdog had warned the Government in May it could face legal action due to a new policy
WA actor Meyne Wyatt — who shot to national attention for his televised monologue on racism this year — is among the famous faces being featured in this year’s Archibald Prize.
Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk joins The West Live to talk about a new two-year pilot to cut down the number of children in State-care. Tune in from 8.45am.
An online campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility is gathering pace with social media flooded by high-profile activists and celebrities demanding an end to kids in cuffs.
Respected WA artist Tommy May has won Australia’s top indigenous art prize, reports WILL YEOMAN
After spending $400,000 to put their name on Perth’s tallest skyscraper, the mining company is expected to turn the lights off for one night only.
A Pilbara Indigenous group has raised concerns about what it claims is a power imbalance between it and Rio Tinto, revealing 700 heritage sites on its land have been destroyed or impacted by mining.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt is “not surprised” by the lodgement of a WA stolen wages case but insisted the amount of money is yet to be determined.
Perth Concert Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre will receive major facelifts and detailed planning will begin for a nation-leading Aboriginal Cultural Centre as part of a $76m arts stimulus package.
A WA claim lodged on behalf of First Nations people in the Australian Human Rights Commission this week could result in restitution payments totaling $400 million from the State Government.
Following the release of the new targets last week, the Federal Government will announce a $50 million investment as a first step to reducing Indigenous disadvantage and Closing The Gap for good.
Lanai Scarr and Annabel Hennessy
The doctor who declared Aboriginal woman Ms Dhu fit for custody less than 24 hours before she died of pneumonia and septicaemia has been accused of professional misconduct.
Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Marine Park and 78,000 hectares of new reserves to be managed by traditional custodians.
Peter de Kruijff
Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt says his quest to close the gap is child focused and discussions have already begun on programs to be put into place to help Indigenous children succeed.
It is all to easy to blame the parents of children who fall through the cracks but they themselves can often be described as victims of a broken system. And so continues the cycle of despair.
Kimberley cultural figure, painter and Gija elder R Peters has died age 85 overnight.
New Closing the Gap targets could pave a new way forward for the younger generation of Indigenous Australians, with Aboriginal families in WA expressing high hopes for the future.
A lot of work still needs to be done from here to bring about much-needed improvements to the lives of Indigenous Australians, but the nature and structure of the new agreement is a sign of progress.
‘Historic’ Close the Gap targets will for the very first time aim to reduce incarceration rates, suicide and domestic violence in an agreement the PM says tackles previously ‘wrong-headed’ attempts.
Jean-Sebastien Jacques said company representatives could have attended as witnesses over the destruction of the sacred site in the Pilbara but he wanted to ‘lead from the front on this one’.
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