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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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Aussies sacrificing quality time with loved ones as the nation works harder than ever

New research reveals that over half of Australians sacrifice family time as lives get busier and working hours lengthen, with three-quarters feeling that women are making the greatest sacrifice.

“Karla Grant presents” - a new series on NITV

Conversation with Karla Grant about her upcoming new TV programs on NITV. One of these programs will debut on Monday 19th of August at 8.30 pm. This 4 parts series will explore the four elements through an Indigenous lens. 

A helping hand for the Indigenous business sector

Some of Australia's biggest corporations are pushing to help the indigenous business sector grow and thrive.Under a new program they've pledged billions of dollars on contracts with Indigenous suppliers.

Retire the Aboriginal flag, usher in flags for every nation and one for the entire People

“It would be appropriate to ask all Aboriginal Land Councils to run a competition and ask whether they’d be able to have a flag that represents their own nation and, we could have another flag that represents all First Nations people united. “- Renée T...

A yarn with Liz Yeo about tackling homelessness in Inner West Sydney

“A lot of our work is to get people from homelessness or rough sleeping into stable safe and secure accommodation.” – Liz Yeo CEO Newtown Neighbourhood Center (NNC).

Australia is in a recycling crisis. Here's how you can reduce your footprint

Kerbside recycling from dozens of Victorian councils is set to go straight to landfill, after a major recycling company announced it would stop accepting materials.  

South Eastern Australia warned to brace for cold weather

South eastern Australia is being warned to prepare for the year's coldest weather so far.Freezing conditions, blizzards and damaging winds are forecast. 

It's taking longer to get to work to earn less

The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey has found it's taking us longer to get to work.The report also shows that once we're there, we're not actually earning any more money than in previous years.

Indigenous incarceration, women and children’s rights must be addressed immediately

On World Indigenous Peoples Day Dr Hannah McGlade, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow at Curtin University, said it is urgent to close the gap in Indigenous incarceration and stop all forms of violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights; especially women a...

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrates languages

A celebration of languages spoken by Indigenous communities is the focus of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, held on Friday, August 9th. 

Cassie Leatham shares her passion for Culture and Country (part 1)

Conversation with Cassie Leatham from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation.  An artist, master weaver, bushtucka woman and educator. She is one of only two Victorian finalists of the prestigious 2019 NATSIAA awards.

Celebrating our Black Queens

Conversation with Philly following the release of his latest single, Brown Skin, featuring Waari.

Indigenous Superannuation Summit seeks better outcomes for First Nations People

“One of the sessions is about how we can improve Indigenous inclusion in the superannuation industry through employment or through member experience." - EVA Scheerlinck

Cassie Leatham shares her passion for Culture and Country (part 4)

Conversation with Cassie Leatham from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation.  An artist, master weaver, bushtucka woman and educator. She is one of only two Victorian finalists of the prestigious 2019 NATSIAA awards.

Cassie Leatham shares her passion for Culture and Country (part 3)

Conversation with Cassie Leatham from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation.  An artist, master weaver, bushtucka woman and educator. She is one of only two Victorian finalists of the prestigious 2019 NATSIAA awards.

Cassie Leatham shares her passion for Culture and Country (part 2)

Conversation with Cassie Leatham from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation.  An artist, master weaver, bushtucka woman and educator. She is one of only two Victorian finalists of the prestigious 2019 NATSIAA awards.

Experts urge a rethink on screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer has long been seen as too expensive and sometimes too unreliable. But with the disease now recognised as the deadliest type of cancer in Australia, experts are urging a lifesaving rethink on how to detect it early.

Crossbenchers unite to demand corruption body

Federal crossbenchers have made a new appeal to the Government to establish a Federal ICAC slamming both major parties for their response to allegations of corruption and misconduct against Crown Casino.

Petrol sniffing reduced significantly

A study into petrol sniffing within Indigenous communities has seen a reduction in most areas over the past five years.That decrease is being heavily attributed to the government's low aromatic fuel program.

Naomi Appleby plans to bring Yawuru ancestors home and give them proper resting place

Naomi Appleby was selected for a 2019 Encounters Fellowship of the National Museum of Australia thanks to her project aiming to bring all Yawuru ancestors home and tell the important and challenging story of their removal.

Six Indigenous cultural workers selected for 2019 Encounters Fellowships

Six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote and regional communities working in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors have been offered placements with the National Museum and with partner cultural institutions in Canberra, Sydne...

PNG PM James Marape discusses the island nation's future

In a quest for economic independence Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has addressed the importance of rectifying visa issues in an upcoming ministers' forum.

Call to boycott the Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the world are expected to  descend on the Saudi city of Mecca next month for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.But a growing number of Muslims, including Australians, are turning their backs on what is one of the cent...

Weekend Sports Preview

The Tour de France will end in Paris in the early hours of Monday morning,  the Wallabies will hope to bounce back in the Rugby Championship against Argentina and the Formula One season moves onto Germany.

Facebook fined over privacy breaches

Social media giant Facebook has been fined a massive penalty for breaching the privacy of its users.

Indigenous communities in WA say they are under threat through neglect

Indigenous communities in Western Australia say their houses are being neglected, poorly repaired and in some cases, bulldozed.   

Podium protest at the world swimming championships in South Korea

Australian swimmer Mack Horton has refused to take the podium alongside controversial Chinese opponent Sun Yang at the FINA swimming world championships in South Korea.

A new lease on life for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

A special program is working to make hospitals a more welcoming space for indigenous patients, hoping to encourage them to seek medical treatment.  

What will Indigenous storytelling on our screens look like in the next 25 years?

Penny Smallacombe, Head Indigenous at Screen Australia explains her organisation's strategic plan -The Next 25 Years.

University of Melbourne has launched a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership

The University of Melbourne has launched a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership. Michelle Evans, Associate Professor of Leadership and the lead designer of the program says this is the first course of its kind for Indigenous Australia...

Prime Minister and Opposition Leader speak at 'Bush" regional summit

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has told the Prime Minister Scott Morrison to  “stop playing politics” with drought funding, saying Labor will back the government’s package, so long as it doesn’t come at the cost of other infrastructure projects. It...

Canberra: the week in review 19 July

Earlier this month the Federal Government passed its tax cuts for millions of Australian workers, promised in the first sitting week since May election.Federal politicians have spent the last two weeks back in the electorates as parliament rose to a bu...

Indigenous singer-songwriter recognised as 'cultural treasure'

The works of an Indigenous singer-songwriter have taken centre stage at the 19th Helpmann Awards, alongside a Sri Lankan immigrant family saga.The annual event which celebrates the country's live entertainment and performing arts industry was held for ...

First Indigenous fire crew making its mark

Sydney's inner-city suburb of Redfern has been the site of many historic moments for Indigenous Australians, and now it's celebrating another.The local fire station has just formed the state's first all-Indigenous crew, and they're already making their...

Artistic teens reflect on saying I DO to Voice. Treaty and Truth.

“We developed this art project as a way to develop traditional story-telling and passing on knowledge using a contemporary medium” - Renee Mann, yourtown Indigenous Programs Manager.

FLando's Full-time 12/07/2019

Sports review with NITV's Kris Flanders:-  Aussies crashed out of Cricket World Cup.- NSW retain Origin Shield.- Wimbledon: Serena and Roger, forces to be reckoned with. 

A soundscape installation celebrating Victoria’s 44 Aboriginal languages

“I’m very fortunate to be walking in the footsteps of my father who started our Gunditjmara language journey in the early 1990’s. He then trained me and handed me that responsibility to continue the work. I’ve been doing that in the communities for aro...

Powerful song aims to unite the nation around trauma recovery and healing

Launched at the 2019 NAIDOC Ball, Heal Together - the song and music video- seeks to uplift the meaning of healing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Community Sector Banking’s Indigenous scholarships in recognition of NAIDOC Week

James Barron, Head of Relations at Community Sector Banking, says his organisation is proud to support Indigenous students who are looking into building their own careers but also give back to their community.

Jessica Storrar receives a scholarship to better herself and her community

Jessica Storrar, from Gungahlin, ACT, received a scholarship from Community Sector Banking to study a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery at James Cook University.

PM appoints national suicide adviser

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to see a dramatic drop in the suicide rate and has appointed a new adviser to tackle the issue.

Promising results from Aboriginal maternity program

Indigenous babies are twice as likely to die during early childhood compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.One hospital has dramatically boosted the number of Aboriginal maternal health workers in a bid to close the gap.

Linda Burney – Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.

NITV’s Rachel Hocking caught up with Linda Burney, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians in the sidelines of National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.

Ken Wyatt – Minister for Indigenous Australians at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony

NITV’s Rachael Hocking caught up with Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians, in the sidelines of the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.

'It's about saving lives': Melbourne celebrates NAIDOC Week Pride Night

Melbourne's Indigenous community came together to celebrate its queer brothers and sisters during a special NAIDOC Week Pride Night. With queer and Indigenous Australians likely to experience worse mental health outcomes than most, advocates say it's t...

Conversation with Brendan Kennedy, co-curator of 'River of Language'

Launched in the sidelines of NAIDOC Week, River of Language soundscape exhibition at Melbourne Museum pays tribute to Victoria’s 44 language groups. It also celebrates UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages and the 25th Anniversary of the ...

Federal parliament farewells Bob Hawke

Parliament has paused for a day of tribute to pay condolences and respect to the late Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.The Senate and House of Representatives were adjourned after speeches were made in both chambers.

Aboriginal students put their teaching skills to the test

Schools across the country are highlighting Aboriginal history as part of NAIDOC week celebrations. 

New Independent MPs find common ground

SBS News spoke to the two new Independent MPs who made history at the election, winning what were once safe Liberal seats.

Making waves in surfing for NAIDOC week

NAIDOC week is a time to celebrate the culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians. For rising star in Australian surfing, Summer Simon, it's a chance to join her Indigenous peers to celebrate their shared culture and love of the ocean.