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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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Four lessons from 11 years of Closing the Gap reports

Nicholas Biddle writes in The Conversation (14.2.19) about the federal government's release of the 11th annual Closing the Gap report, hig... More »

Hopes and fears: which way forward for an Indigenous voice to Australia's parliament?

Lorena Allam comments in The Guardian (1.12.18) on the push to establish an Indigenous 'voice' in the federal parliament, observing that&n... More »

Australia’s stolen wages: one woman’s quest for compensation

Melissa Tyler and Leanne Cutcher write in The Conversation (14.5.18) about the difficulties faced by Indigenous people making reparations ... More »

Most Indigenous students consigned to schools with least capacity to help

Educator Chris Bonnor comments in The Guardian (19.2.18) on the obstacles facing Indigenous students, suggesting that layers are bein... More »

Closing the Gap review finds policy 'effectively abandoned' amid 'extensive funding cuts'

The ABC's Isabella Higgins reports (8.2.18) on a damning review of the Closing the Gap program which accuses the federal government of effecti... More »

'We just Black matter': Australia’s indifference to Aboriginal lives and land

Chelsea Bond writes in The Conversation (16.10.17) that, despite the promise of the global Black Lives Matter social movement, it has... More »

Remote work-for-the-dole scheme is racist, ACTU head Sally McManus says

Helen Davidson reports in The Guardian (6.8.17) on claims from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, that the federal government's compulsor... More »

How about we start again on race and the Constitution?

Peter Brent writes in Inside Story (28.6.17) that efforts to remove “race” from the Constitution have become tangled up w... More »

Ten years on, it’s time we learned the lessons from the failed Northern Territory Intervention

Diana Perche writes in The Conversation (26.6.17) that, a decade after the event, the Northern Territory Intervention implemented coercive... More »

‘Right wrongs, write Yes’: what was the 1967 referendum all about?

Russell McGregor writes in The Conversation (26.5.17) that the 1967 referendum was the culmination of a long struggle for both Aboriginal ... More »

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: Marcia Langton

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 »


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