Police Indigenous Abuse “Alive” Despite Police Pledge to Improve Aboriginal Treatment

An indigenous advocate claims police abuse of Aboriginal people is “alive and well,” despite WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson pledging to improve the treatment of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Chairman Mervyn Eades said young indigenous Australians were still running from police, as Mr Dawson apologised for the police’s historical and ongoing mistreatment of…

WA’s Top Cop Says Sorry To Aboriginals for Police Racism

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has apologised for “immeasurable pain and suffering” caused to Indigenous Australians by police, calling for an end to racism and bias towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Commissioner Dawson claimed in his NAIDOC Week speech police “played a significant role” that contributed to “traumatic history” as well as indigenous “mistrust”…

Fremantle Kicks Off NAIDOC Week Celebration On Sunday

The City of Fremantle is celebrating NAIDOC Week, with special community events for all ages. The NAIDOC Week theme this year ‘Because of her, we can!’ highlights the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played in the community. Fremantle Deputy Mayor, Ingrid Wilson explained it’s important to educate youth on aboriginal culture…

Pilbara Transitional Housing To Improve Indigenous Families

Transitional housing will be expanded into north-west regional WA, in an effort to increase the number of homes for lower socio-economic groups. $18 million will be provided to repurpose 40 government-owned homes as traditional housing, under the State Government’s newly launched new Affordable Housing Action Plan, to provide homes for regional indigenous families. “Housing is…

Aboriginal Youth Suicide “Epidemic” Leads To Appeal For Imrpoved Support

An Indigenous activist has called for more support services for aboriginal people, following a spate of indigenous youth suicides over the past year. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades wants an indigenous appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with drug addiction particularly from crystal methamphetamine or ice use a major contributing factor. “In the past eight…

Shocking vision resulted in Officer being stood down

Controversial vision showing an aboriginal man being run down by police has generated uproar amongst online viewers. A video of an 18 year old Aboriginal man being struck by Police, resulted in Police Commissioner Chris Dawson to stand down the Senior Sergeant in question. The video was viewed online over 60 thousand times, with users…

Tax Cuts the Centrepiece as Scott Morrison Hands Down Federal Budget

Australian taxpayers are set to become big winners, under new measures announced in the Federal Budget. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his third budget promising “essential services that Australians rely on” while aiming to return the country to a $2.2 billion surplus in 2019-20, cutting its $14.5 billion debt in 2018-19. “This is…

Aboriginal Tourism A Financial and Economic Booster For WA

Indigenous tourism has had a significant impact on WA’s economy, providing a strong financial and social contribution to the State, new research has found. The snapshot by Tourism Western Australia and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) has revealed Aboriginal tourism businesses contributed to the State’s growth “contributing to the economic sustainability of…

Road Jobs Boost Indigenous Employment

Indigenous Australians will be given new employment opportunities following a record funding for roads in the last State Budget. 170 Aboriginal employment opportunities will be created in the State’s road building industry, developed by Main Roads as part of the Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy beginning from July 1. “I am pleased that Main Roads has…