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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Unforeseen and unpredicted

I find it very strange that in the New Epoch, 2022, which heralded record-breaking ‘unforeseen, unpredicted floods’, along the...

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

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$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.

Aboriginal community launches Bundjalung Nation Flood Response

The Aboriginal community continues to lead the way when it comes to Flood Response. Yesterday key stakeholders gathered on The Ngunya Jargoon IPA lands at Wardell to present the Bundjalung Nation Flood Response.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Voice

This weekend this country lost Bundjalung Senior Elder, songman and storyteller Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/Djab Wurrung) – Archie Roach. He was just 66. An age indicative of what First Nations people can expect in Australia – to die 8–9 years earlier than non-Aboriginal Australians. A shorter life expectancy brought about by trauma and institutionalised racism created by colonisation and assimilation. 

Rest in peace dear man – vale Archie Roach

The world has lost an incredible artist and man as the announcement this evening of the passing of Archie Roach travels across the land.

Australian kids want to learn First Nations language

A new poll* of primary school students has revealed that children would rather learn a local First Nations language than the commonly-taught Japanese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German and Indonesian.

Can we inoculate against the racism virus?

Like many others, I watched with interest the recently screened ABC documentary, The School that Tried to End Racism.

National art award open to all Indigenous artists

The Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award 2021 is a new art prize open to artists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Aboriginal inmates begin healing through culture

A group of Aboriginal men in custody in the Hunter region have been the first to complete a new program that helps inmates reconnect with their culture and hopefully helps puts them on a path to healing.

Storylines – the education gap

♦ Budgeram means story in Bundjalung language. Access to a good quality education can ensure that an individual will be successful in life. Unfortunately for Indigenous Australians,...

Report and recommendations – First Nations people in custody

High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.