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Aboriginal prisoners used as slave labour in Northern Terriory

The Northern Territory branch of the United Voice union says a program that allows prisoners to work at a central Australian salt mine for award wages is akin to slave labour.

The Territory Government says low-security prisoners are being trained for work at a potash project near Curtain Springs because the company had trouble recruiting staff. Read more about Aboriginal prisoners used as slave labour in Northern Terriory

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

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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

It’s a fallacy that all 'Australians' have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Clean water can help to break the link between poor hygiene and eye diseases such as trachoma.
Clean water can help to break the link between poor hygiene and eye diseases such as trachoma.
(Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association [CAAMA])

Nina Lansbury Hall, Cindy Shannon, Paul Jagals 11 July 2016 Read more about It’s a fallacy that all 'Australians' have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene

Governments must stop negatively framing policies aimed at First Nations people

Media reporting and policies almost always focus on what is “wrong” with Indigenous Australians. They look at the problems Indigenous people face compared to non-Indigenous Australians.
 
Current government policy is titled the “Indigenous Advancement Strategy”. But its very name suggests that Aboriginal people are in some way “behind” or “lacking”, needing to be advanced

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Aboriginal people affected by Maralinga nuclear tests take peace sculpture to Japan

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