Media Coverage

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Noel Pearson’s beacon of hope to end 50 years of failure

28 Mar 2015 1:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Natasha Robinson & Rick Morton

A radical “opt-in” system of indigenous management that would sweep aside 50 years of failed ­social policies and create a formal legislative compact between ­Aboriginal people and government has been launched by a group of the nation’s most in...

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Remote communities aim to give their children better lives

28 Mar 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Amos Aikman

For Daralyn Bedford it came with a job. Larissa Malay hopes to be able to give it to her children if she can provide a stable home, something she never had. Shantelle Green credits growing up out bush. Natasha Short thanks “my strong mother” fo...

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Indigenous change propels inertia

21 Feb 2015 10:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Professor Marcia Langton

In the landslide shift to the ALP in Queensland in the recent state election, two Aboriginal candidates were elected, and one has been appointed to the cabinet: Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Housing and Public Works as well as Science and Inno...

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Community of the empowered

14 Feb 2015 12:00 AM - Publication: The Australian - Professor Marcia Langton

Attending the launch of the Prime Minister’s annual Closing the Gap report is a bit like going to church. We attend regularly and talk about the eulogy, but life beyond the rituals is complicated. Like many others who are working to improve the...

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Barang sets the way ahead

12 Dec 2014 11:37 AM - Publication: Barang Bulletin Issue No.1

Work is underway building the structure for a new organisation aimed at empowering Aboriginal communities and promoting local decision making on the Central Coast. This follows the signing of a new partnership agreement between the seven Cen...

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