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Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Expert Panel and Stolen Generations members at Parliament House.
Stories | 13 Feb 2013

On the fifth anniversary of the National Apology, the Australian Government has taken the next step towards constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Stories | 9 Feb 2013

The National NAIDOC Committee encourages people across the country to embrace the 2013 National NAIDOC Theme – We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.

Aboriginal singer-songwriter Archie Roach
Stories | 1 Feb 2013

The Healing Foundation will host a free concert on the lawns of Parliament House on 13 February to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.

An image from Yijala Yala Project’s Hip Bone Sticking Out, one of the major Indigenous performances in the Centenary of Canberra events calendar.
Stories | 25 Jan 2013

The nation’s capital turns 100 this year and Indigenous history and culture will be a major focus of the celebrations.

Stories | 13 Dec 2012

A dedicated Indigenous television service is now available for all Australians free-to-air for the first time, after National Indigenous Television (NITV) began broadcasting on SBS4 yesterday.

Diploma of Interpreting graduate Derek Hunt, NT.
Stories | 10 Dec 2012

Derek Hunt, a Yolngu man from Elcho Island, made history recently when he became the first person to graduate with a Diploma of Interpreting from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

Stories | 6 Dec 2012

Leadership can be a challenge for most people, and for somebody living with disability it can be even harder. But with help from the right people, the participants of the Leaders for Tomorrow program have discovered anything is possible.

Co-Chairs of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Jody Broun and Les Malezer, at the 2012 National Congress, Alice Springs.
Stories | 15 Nov 2012

Newslines Radio attended the recent National Congress of Australia’s First People’s annual event in Alice Springs to talk to Indigenous leaders about their thoughts on governance, which is one of the Closing the Gap building blocks.

The 2012 National Indigenous Youth Parliament participants.
Stories | 14 Nov 2012

Almost six months on from the first ever National Indigenous Youth Parliament, the 50 young participants continue to support each other in their leadership journeys.

The week-long event was run by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), in partnership with the YMCA, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Indigenous Australians’ right to vote in federal elections.

Indigenous Governance Awards chair Professor Mick Dodson with Yanyi Bandicha and Andrea Mason, who received an award for NPY Women’s Council. Photo: Wayne Quilliam.
Stories | 13 Nov 2012

Newslines speaks to the leaders of some of Australia’s most successful Indigenous organisations about the importance of good governance at the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards.