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Living Black on SBS Radio aims to connect, inform and inspire Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the nations through news, current affairs, community information
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Monica Tan's Stranger Country: A 30,000km solo road trip through the Outback.

“Will I ever really belong to this country? As a Chinese Australian? As a non-Indigenous Australian...? I was 32 years old and barely knew the country of my birth. It was time to change that.”

Girls’ education is key to closing the gap in other areas

“Whatever it is every barrier that might be preventing our girls from achieving their goals we assist them to overcome those barriers. And we are there full time.” – Ricky Grace

Proposed fee-free driver training to break cycle of disadvantage in NSW

Thousands of young people could access a supervised driver for the mandatory 120 hours of learner driving at no cost.

Companies could face fines for failing to stop sexual

Companies would be fined if they don't do enough to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace under a plan to stamp out abuse.  The ACTU says More than eight out of ten women experience harassment, but only one in five reports it.

Major parties commit millions for heart health checks

Both the federal government and Labor have committed to millions of dollars in funding for heart health checks.From April the 1st, Australians at risk of heart disease can receive a Medicare-funded check-up.Health experts estimate it could prevent tens...

What's so special about Australia's Mardi Gras?

The annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is the centrepiece of the entire Mardi Gras festival.And this weekend's (Saturday 02/03) parade is expected to be watched by hundreds of thousands of people, all around Australia. But what is Mardi Gr...

PM adamant Australia will meet emissions targets

The Government has announced a two billion dollar climate change package to meet the 2030 emissions reduction target.The fund will work with farmers, small businesses and remote Indigenous communities to achieve its objective.But the Opposition says it...

UN Council begins deliberations on erosions of human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council has begun its main four-week session in Switzerland.Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne is one of the senior diplomats and politicians addressing the session on its opening day.

High Achievers: Blackfullas who work in the Sky! Meet Parachute Professional, Marley Nolan-Duncan

"When the door first opens is the scariest part, but the second you leave all those nerves and fears are gone, its a surreal feeling and as much as I try and describe it, its something you can only experience" 

Meet Rebecca Hatch, our very own Alicia Keys.

Rebecca Hatch is an 18 year old R&B artist from Sydney’s west with a voice to be reckoned with. Wringing the soul from the streets of Campbelltown and wearing her Aboriginal/Kamilaroi and Pacific Islander heritage on her sleeve proudly, Rebecca is ...

Security concerns raised about NSW online voting

At next month's New South Wales state election half a million people are expected to skip the queues and miss the sausage sizzle and vote online instead. But cyber security experts have raised concerns about the security of the online voting system.

Semenya takes landmark hormone challenge to sports court

Switzerland's Court of Arbitration for Sport is hearing a challenge by champion South African runner, Caster Semenya, to plans forcing female runners with genetically high levels of male sex hormones to lower them.

Sport CEOs make a concerted push to progress equal pay for elite athletes

The leaders of Australia's major sports organisations are joining forces in a bid to advance equal pay for elite women athletes.

"Suicide is not complex, Governments just need to listen."

In the wake of a National Youth Suicide Crisis, NITV Radio's Danny Teece-Johnson spoke candidly with journalist, researcher and advocate Gerry Georgatos on what can be done to save children's lives, instead of burying them. 

Best and brightest offered bursary to become teachers

A Labor federal government would offer Australia's best and brightest tax-free bursaries of $40,000 to become teachers.

Children with disabilities left out of schools

The academic year is in full swing, but some students with a disability, are struggling to be included. 

Language is vital link to Culture, Country and Sovereignty

“We know that to break a race the first thing you do is take away their language.” – Brian McKinnon.

A 'national disgrace': age of criminal responsibility well below international standard

The Northern Territory government is being urged to uphold its pledge to increase the age of criminal responsibility to at least 12 years of age.

Grass roots arts project hits milestone with flying colours, gets millions in funding

Confined 10 celebrates its 10th anniversary with a record number of Indigenous artworks exhibited and receives multi-million dollar funding. 

Black stamp on Adani project doesn’t make it legitimate nor ready to start

"I think it is totally fraudulent what Adani has done. They’ve manufactured, constructed and produced what is supposed to come from the Wangan and Jagalingou people." - Murrawah Johnson.

Australia Day Honours: former refugee recognised for promoting reconciliation and more

Elijah Buol receives 2019 Australia Day Award for his work towards reconciliation and empowering communities.

Environmental work involving Traditional Owners at Adani coal mine only 2 weeks away

Woongal Environmental Services has secured the contract to start environmental monitoring and surveying for the Adani Carmichael coal mine site with work slated to commence mid to end of February 2019. 

New jobs for First Nations graduates in university setting

First Nations graduates are invited to apply for employment in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Program (University of Queensland – UQ).

Lidia Thorpe to lead inaugural large scale “Invasion Day” dawn service

Lidia Thorpe will lead the first large scale public Anzac Style dawn service for First Nations heroes and victims this January 26.

First Nations resilience celebrated at the Australian Museum.

On Wednesday the 23rd The Australian Museum will host an event celebrating First Nations resilience.

How to make Australia Day more palatable to First Nations people.

"Acknowledging documented massacres of Aboriginal people should be part of Australia Day rituals." - Cr Dick Gross, Mayor of Port Phillip.

More mass fish deaths likely as heatwave bites

There are warnings of further mass fish deaths in the Murray-Darling River, amid soaring temperatures in western New South Wales. The federal government has announced it will convene a meeting with environment stakeholders, while Labor is calling for a...

Dance helping curb youth crime in Queensland's remote Indigenous communities

Dance connects Indigenous communities to culture and country and for many First Nations people, it's a powerful source of inspiration.In some remote regions, native song and dance is also being credited with helping curb youth crime, by motivating at-r...

Federal Government to force local councils to hold Australia Day citizenship ceremonies

The federal government has moved to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26th. It comes as a handful of municipalities voted to move events, saying it's out of respect for Indigenous people.Some have backed the move, while others be...

Vaccination is most efficient way to contain measles outbreak

Following another measles outbreak in Australia, the Australian Medical Association says the highly contagious disease is preventable but can have deadly consequences.  Doctors are urging parents to vaccinate their children.

Up to a million fish dead in Darling River

Up to a million fish have died along the Darling River system in New South Wales.

Multimillion dollar boost for mental health

The Federal government announced a 47-million dollar boost to Headspace, a youth mental health organization. 

Donations free Aboriginal women from prison

A number of Indigenous women jailed in Western Australia for failing to pay fines are set to be freed, after a crowdfunding campaign raised money to pay their fines.Indigenous activists hope the successful fundraiser shines a light on what they claim i...

Tampon tax, ABSTUDY, tolls and other January 1 changes

From the tampon tax to Youth Allowance and Abstudy to personal income tax, these are the new laws slated to kick in during 2019.

Indigenous heritage to feature in Sydney NYE fireworks for the first time

As the nation gears up to farewell 2018 and usher in 2019, organizers in Sydney say the fireworks display over the harbour will be the best ever.

Prestigious award to offer knowledge boost for not-for-profit sector

An opportunity is now open for leaders in the not-for-profit sector to go on a study trip anywhere in the world.

Australia's leaders have delivered their Christmas messages

The Prime Minister and Opposition leader have both delivered a message of hope to those facing hardship, while paying tribute to Australia's defence and emergency services personnel, and charity workers.The Catholic Church sent messages of peace and ha...

Shine A Light with Rocky Dawuni

Fresh from a performance with Yothu Yindi, Reggae legend & Activist Rocky Dawuni drops by the NITV Radio Studio to shine a light on your day. 

Australian Hearing doubles scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Australian Hearing is doubling the number of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Islanders wishing to undertake studies in audiology.

Indigenous eye health: On track to equity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health has come a long way in a short time and is on track to equal that of the non-Indigenous population by 2020.

COAG ponders on minimum age of criminal responsibility at last

Late last month State and Territory Attorneys General gathered in a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Perth and discussed lifting the minimum age of criminal responsibility across the country. 

Pounding the pavement: Inside the Life of a Black Female Video Journalist

NITV News & Current Affairs has an amazing team of Correspondents reporting from around the country. They also just happen to be an all-female team of stars changing the Nation one story at a time.  

What's The Point? A look back at the year that was 2018 for the NITV News & Current Affairs team.

NITV's Head of News & current Affairs Karla Grant & Chris Roe look back at the year that was 2018 and provide us with a sneak peak into 2019. 

Wild Black Women, from podcast to TV Show!

What happens when your podcast becomes so popular, it gets turned into a TV show?

Hunting Aotearoa: The NITV Radio Podcast

The creators of one of NITV's highest rating shows sits down with NITV Radio's Danny Teece-Johnson to discuss Maori culture, hunting, language and filmmaking. 

How to cope with mental illness linked to parenthood

“You see this Hollywood version of parenting and if it doesn’t go that way you think something is wrong with you. We live in a society that stigmatizes mental health.” – Shantelle Thompson.

The Healing of Our Spirits

The eighth gathering of the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide event, is looking to reduce the inter-generational trauma through Indigenous-led healing.

Time for change, shelter is a human right!

“We have joined with Indigenous Peoples from across the world to bring together strong voices, calling for our Rights to Shelter and Safe Housing." - Mr Rod Little, Co-chair National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. 

What can you do today to end family violence?

This Friday November 23, thousands of people are expected to take part in community-led actions in response to the scourge of family violence that’s ever-present in our society.

Teaching mathematics to a different (Aboriginal) rhythm

An Indigenous education officer turned the idea of mathematics through storytelling into a dance concept.