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Victoria to trial electronic monitoring for children charged with serious offences

Children in Victoria charged with serious crimes will be subject to electronic monitoring under a new trial.

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Good news: Byron Bay locations to carry First Nations names

Cape Byron will now also have the name Walgun, and Julian Rocks will also have the name Nguthungulli.

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Queensland youth detention centres kept two First Nations teens in ‘separation’ for over 2,000 hours, per new report

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Seven people are missing in remote WA

Emergency services are searching for seven people – five children and two elderly people – feared missing in floodwaters in remote WA.

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Closing the Gap update: four targets going backwards

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said there had been a “collective effort across [political parties], across administrations, across levels of government,” to close the gap.

Funeral insurance provider targeted First Nations people.
Latest Politics

First Nations victims of a bankrupt funeral insurer to get relief

The Federal Government is compensating those who lost money to the bankrupt funeral insurance provider, many of whom were First Nations people.

Funeral insurance provider targeted First Nations people.
Politics

New ‘Closing the Gap’ report finds Australia failing to meet targets

A new report says without significant intervention, Australian governments are at risk of failing to meet the ‘Closing the Gap’ targets.

Victorian Coalition walks back support for First Nations treaty
Politics

Victoria’s Opposition walks back support for a First Nations Treaty

The Victorian Coalition said it doesn’t support a First Nations Treaty, a move that Victoria’s Indigenous leaders said is “disappointing”.

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News

Exclusive: Calls to 13Yarn surged after the referendum

Calls to First Nations crisis line 13Yarn increased after the Voice referendum was defeated, according to data given to TDA by the helpline.

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News

First Nations boy dies after incident in WA youth detention cell

A 16-year-old First Nations boy died at a Perth hospital on Thursday night after being found unresponsive in his cell at a youth detention centre last week.

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Culture

A UK museum has returned cultural artefacts to a First Nations community in the Northern Territory

The items, called the ‘Worsley Collection’, included spears and shell dolls. The artefacts were bought or traded for in the 1950s.

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Politics

The Garma Festival has begun in northeast Arnhem Land

The Garma Festival 2023 is a four-day festival of music, art, film, education, and political discussion.

The Daily Aus podcast
News Politics

A shakeup for Aussie unis

Following a review into higher education, the Federal Government has shed light on planned reforms for the university sector, including scrapping a rule that excludes some students from HECS. With a focus on improving regional access, creating more inclusive campuses and boosting First Nations enrolments, TDA journalist Tom Crowley explains what you need to know in the deep dive.

Voice to Parliament referendum yes and no arguments
News

Here are the Yes and No arguments on the Voice to Parliament

The Australian Electoral Commission has published Yes and No arguments for the Voice to Parliament referendum prepared by politicians.

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News

Victorian bail reform flagged after death of First Nations woman

Coroner says First Nations woman’s death in custody was preventable. Recommendations made to prevent future deaths and changes to Victorian Bail Act.

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