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Abuse in QLD police watch-houses sparks calls to raise minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia

Cheryl Axleby, is calling on the Queensland government to take immediate action to end the abuse of children.

Labor pledges relocating SBS to Western Sydney

Labor has announced that it will investigate opportunities to relocate S-B-S' Sydney-based headquarters from the north shore to Western Sydney if elected.

Election 2019: Day 26 campaign wrap

The Prime Minister and opposition leader are set to face off again with both leaders agreeing to another election debate on Wednesday night.

Election candidate resignations call processes into question

Already seven candidates have resigned or have been dis-endorsed for controversial comments or social media posts.  

Melbourne University acknowledges Indigenous ecological science in Kulin Nation

The Living Pavilion is celebrating Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainable design at Melbourne University until the 17th of May.

Understanding and supporting parents of premature babies

During the Miracle Month of May (01/05-31/05/2019), Miracle Babies Foundation is calling on Australians to help families challenged by prematurity or sickness.

NRL superstar unveils revamped Indigenous funeral products

Former NRL superstar, Jamal Idris and his brother have launched new and revamped culturally relevant funeral products for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country.

Weekend sports preview

The A-League finals begin this Friday night and continue over the weekend,  plus there's N-R-L,  A-F-L and plenty more going on in another busy weekend of sport.

TAC'TICS, a new programme to raise awareness of Tourette Syndrome in schools

Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia (TSAA) is launching a new interactive app called TAC’TICS  designed to support the education and awareness of the Syndrome.

"One of Us?" - Complicity and critique after the Christchurch massacre

"One of Us?" symposium will be held in Perth tomorrow (02/05/2019) seeking to help the community gain a deeper understanding of the recent Christchurch and Sri Lanka terrorist attacks.

Conversation about race, hate, crime and identity with a Muslim Aboriginal woman

Being Aboriginal connects me to this land, connects me to the people. Being Muslim grounds me spiritually and gives me that connection to God. -  Sabah Rind

Djirra expands its services for Aboriginal women in regional Victoria

Djirra, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with specialist expertise in family violence opened a new branch in Bendigo this week and will launch another branch in the Latrobe Valley next week as part of its state-wide expansion.

Boeing sued by families after Ethiopia crash

The families of Canadians killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March filed a lawsuit against the aircraft manufacturers Boeing in Chicago.

Amnesty welcomes ALP’s pledge to curb Indigenous incarceration, warns more needs to be done

Amnesty has welcomed that the ALP has recognised the need to address the ongoing over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system at a Federal level, but is calling for action on locking kids up. 

Calls for full details of water buybacks after Coalition process questioned

The Labor Party is promising a parliamentary commission of inquiry into a controversial water buyback if it wins the May 18 election.

Group of younger veterans push to divest from pokies in Victoria’s RSL

A group of younger Victorian Veterans is leading a campaign to take over the Victorian RSL and fully phase out poker machines from all the of the state's RSLs.

Election 2019: The Nationals

The Nationals take pride in representing the interests of people in regional and rural Australia and have done so for almost 100 years. This party believes the future of regional Australia is critical to the future of Australia.

Election 2019 : Labour's climate policiy scrutinised

Labor is facing criticism from both the Coalition and the Greens over its climate change policies.

Easter weekend sports

With the NRL and AFL competitions gathering steam and the Israel Folau saga continuing in rugby union, it's a busy time in the world of sport.

ELection 2019: Richard Di Natale

It's been four years since Richard Di Natale took over as leader of the Greens.Experts say he's performed admirably as Greens leader, the 2019 federal election comes after a period which has seen the Greens' overall popularity plateau.

election 2019 : your vote

Australians are heading to the polls on May 18 to decide who's going to run the country. With the 2019 campaign well underway take a look at how your vote works.

Election 2019: Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten has managed to last as party leader longer than most in recent history, and opinion polling suggests there might be more. 

Election 2019: Scott Morrison

Scott Morrision appears to have unified the Liberal Party.  Is this feat enough to  guide the Coalition to victory at the election?

New generations work to keep Indigenous languages alive

A new generation of Indigenous Australians is working to keep its languages alive.

Jobs and healthcare dominate Sunday election campaigning

A day of intense campaigning - Sunday - has seen the Coalition promise to deliver jobs and a strong economy. Meanwhile, Labor has pledged an extra 2.8 billion dollars in healthcare funding for the states.

Motorists warned not to chance it on the open road these school holidays

Research by major insurance company reveals an alarming number of Australian motorists embark on holiday trips while ill prepared and they are prone to avoidable dangerous distractions.

NAPLAN results show good news for some, with room for improvement

Young Indigenous students have emerged as a success story with the release of the latest NAPLAN test results. 

Next federal election could be a referendum on Murray-Darling Basin

Academics issue a warning about Australia’s largest water body, the Murray Darling Basin, as its ecosystem is under significant stress due to adverse management and extreme weather conditions.

Facebook takes action ahead of federal election

Facebook will ban foreign political advertising and introduce fact checking  during the federal  election. A move designed to tackle fake news and foreign meddling.

Worsening indigenous homeless crisis

Indigenous homelessness

Australia falling behind in STEM diversity

A new study reveals the under-representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM careers, is threatening Australia's prosperity.

Victoria joins national push for script monitoring system

A new real-time prescription monitoring system has been rolled-out in Victoria after a successful trial period in the state's western region.

Australian stroke research is making the world take notice

An Australian-developed therapy could hold the key to saving the lives of patients in the crucial minutes after they've suffered a stroke - the second leading cause of death globally.

Cultural identification inconsistent in Australian hospitals

New study on how medical professionals find and document information in patient care reveals that the cultural heritage of Aboriginal people was much more likely to be mentioned than those of patients from other backgrounds.

Pledges and pitches by politicians ahead of Budget 2019

Reducing power bills for almost four million low income Australians has emerged as one of Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's key pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday's Budget.Election promises have also been made by Labor, pledging to reduce plastic was...

Shaheen Hughes: "We want to be what we call the architecture of inclusion"

Conversation with Shaheen Hughes, CEO of the Musuem of Freedom and Tolerance in WA. The talk is about hate speech, tolerance and the impact on First Nations People as well as on other minorities in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.

28 Days: How a 7 year old escaped Tibet to build a new life in Australia.

"My dad would give me a kettle and put a teaspoon in it so he could hear me at night."

Gearing up for the first Indigenous startup accelerator in Victoria

Barayamal has partnered with leading corporate and government agencies to support Indigenous startups as it prepares to launch Victoria's first Indigenous accelerator.

How much do you really know about managing your money?

The banking royal commission highlighted the need for consumers to take greater ownership of their money.

Overall cancer incidence declining, new report reveals

The 'Cancer in Australia 2019' paints a picture of cancer trends across the country. 

What the locals think about the Murray Darling water management

Locals say the reforms introduced since the 90s amount to the privatization of the river system to the benefit of large commercial crop growers.

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"