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Over the period since our website was established a number of reports have been published on different aspects of, Indigenous policy in Queensland. Sometimes more general reports have contained sections that relate to Queensland and we have tried to create links to these. A number of other issues affecting Indigenous Queenslanders appear elsewhere, in particular sandmining on Stradbroke Island which appears under the 'Environment'.

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Too many Indigenous children are taken from their families – it doesn't have to happen

Indigenous educator, Chris Sarra, comments in The Guardian (23.5.17) on the continuing practice of removal of Aboriginal children from the... More »

It's 50 years since Indigenous Australians first 'counted'. Why has so little changed?

Paul Daley comments in The Guardian (19.5.17) on the disappointing amount of positive change achieved for Indigenous Australians since the... More »

The Cashless Debit Card Trial is working and it is vital – here’s why

Marcia Langton writes in The Conversation (4.5.17) about the federal government's trial of a contentious 'cashless debit card' program for... More »

The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (14.2.17) about this year's release of the Closing the Gap report, which indicates that A... More »

Safe and sound? How funding mix affects homelessness support for Indigenous Australians

Policy Online carries a link (16.12.16) to an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute report outlining how the mix of governm... More »

Aboriginal housing in Australia: 1967 and now

Balwant Saini, Emeritus Professor in the University of Queensland's School of Architecture, authored an article on the state of Aboriginal housing ... More »

Making a living differently

Jon Altman writes in Inside Story (16.12.16) about how the abolition of Community Development Employment Projects has undermined econ... More »

Look up: how policy gaps and failure blind us to what’s going on in Indigenous affairs

Elise Klein writes in The Conversation (2.12.16) about how policies from successive Coalition and Labor governments have followed a p... More »

Why the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is still largely a story of failure

Eva Cox writes in The Conversation (24.11.16) about the latest release of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, and asks why, des... More »

Recognition, Rights and Minorities: Mind the Gap

Darren Burns, a Quandamooka man who is Land and Sea Manager for the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), addressed a two-day s... More »

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Indigenous voting patterns in Leichhardt - 2016 federal election - some lessons

On 16 November 2016, the Queensland branch of the Fabian Society held their AGM and hosted a panel discussion on 'Ensuring Access for Minorities in... More »

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016

Policy Online carries a link (17.11.16) to a Productivity Commission report measuring the health, economic and educational standing of the... More »

An introduction to over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system

Policy Online carries a link (17.10.16) to a Swinburne research paper which discusses contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan... More »

Indigenous-led suicide prevention plan needed to fight Aboriginal death crisis: report

The ABC's Natasha Robinson reports (12.10.16) on details of a federal government-initiated report which highlights the urgent action needed to tack... More »

'Zero out of ten': Indigenous youth rate low levels of happiness

The ABC's Shalailah Medhora reports (7.9.16) on Mission Australia's latest youth survey results, which point to disturbing rates of unhappines... More »

27 September: 'Indigenous Human Rights: 1966-2016, and onwards'

Uncle Bob Anderson was joined by Professors Margaret and Henry Reynolds who gave keynote addresses: 'From Civil Rights to Land Rights, 1966-2016: p... More »

Indigenous lives matter: A blueprint for effective policy

Sean Gordon comments in the Brisbane Times (14.7.16) on the lack of focus on Indigenous policies during the federal election campaign, arg... More »

Aurukun Review: Children learned more about the US than indigenous culture

The Guardian (via AAP, 5.7.16) reported on the outcomes of the review of schooling at Aurukun in far north Queensland:

'Child... More »

Listening but not hearing

'Listening but not hearing: process has trumped substance in Indigenous affairs' is the headline to Megan Davis's article in The ConversationMore »

Volunteer religious instructors in schools provided with offensive materials

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (21.6.16):

'Controversial religious instruction materials under review by Queensla... More »

June 2016 marks two significant anniversaries

Harry Blagg writes in The Conversation (10.6.16) that:

'June 2016 marks two significant anniversaries for the relationship be... More »

Towards a Queensland action plan for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

Policy Online carries a link (16.5.16) to a Queensland Department of Communities briefing paper raising issues for discussion around vulne... More »

An election campaign in Reconciliation Week? Amid silence on Indigenous affairs, here’s what must be done

Jon Altman writes in The Conversation (27.5.16) about the absence of focus on Indigenous issues during the election campaign to date, and ... More »

Aurukun needs plan that will stand test of time: Cook MP Bill Gordon

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the current troubles rocking the indigenous community of Aurukun in far north Quee... More »

Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation in North Queensland

Helen Davidson writes in The Guardian (14.5.16) that the report of an independent review of Indigenous protected areas and ranger pro... More »

 
 

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