WA’s already-stretched hospitals are having to assist people who have been released from jail into homelessness and then turn up to emergency departments out of desperation.
Frantic radio calls between police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting of an Aboriginal woman in Geraldton have been made public for the first time.
Cowan MP Anne Aly says she copped racist abuse following her comments calling for a change of date for Australia Day, but that she won’t stop speaking out for important issues.
A new program has been set up to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody in Australia by up to 30 per cent over the next 10 years.
Shadow health minister Libby Mettam has condemned the lack of funding in the remote Aboriginal community Warburton and used it as an example of the importance of regional representation in Parliament.
WA police officers are trained to exercise their own judgment when deciding whether to draw their weapons and there are no rules for what weapon they should use first, the Supreme Court has been told.
An Indigenous health service in WA says it only has access to 120 COVID-19 jabs a fortnight, despite the vaccination rates of First Nations Australians nearly 30 per cent behind the national average.
WA Vaccine Commander Chris Dawson has delivered a sobering message on the State’s COVID-19 jab rate — and is particularly worried about the low Indigenous vaccination take up.
A new video campaign featuring children from Tjuntjuntjara has been launched to promote the importance of handwashing to stamp out diseases such as trachoma and COVID-19.
Ken Wyatt says the date of our national day doesn’t need to change but other aspects do.
Most Northern Territory workers will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Christmas Eve or face $5000 fines and being blocked from their workplaces.
Geraldton locals who witnessed the shooting of a Yamatji mother-of-one have given evidence at the trial of a WA police officer charged with murder over the fatal incident.
The police officer who drew his Taser just before an armed Aboriginal woman was fatally shot has told his colleague’s murder trial he considered pulling out his own gun but decided against it.
The anniversary of the national apology to the Stolen Generation on February 13 and Wattle Day on September 1 have been suggested as new dates for Australia Day.
Each year we hear how January 26 is a date more symbolic to the Eastern States than to WA — so if many West Australians feel the date isn’t relevant to them, imagine how our first Australians feel.
WA MP Patrick Gorman has admitted he was “wrong” in not backing calls to change the date of Australia Day, as he throws his support behind shifting the annual celebration from January 26.
Jail may be seen by some young people as a ‘safer option’ where they get food and shelter provided, according to a new research paper which warns Australia is missing proper early intervention.
Just as young kids are released from juvenile jail, they are tragically losing their lives far too early.
Businesses may soon be asked to account for pay and employment disparities along racial lines, which experts say may be as much as 36 per cent.
The seconds leading up to the fatal shooting of a woman in Geraldton have been the focus of today’s court hearing
Dramatic radio calls from police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting of an Aboriginal woman in Geraldton have been played to a WA court.
A trial involving an Indigenous woman who allegedly endured racial abuse at a BHP mine site in WA could lead to companies being held to account for inappropriate behaviour by their employees.
Danielle Le Messurier
The number of healthy years lost by Indigenous Australians due to living with illness, injury or premature death is declining, a new report finds.
First Nations Australians lose hundreds of thousands of years of healthy life per year to illness and injury – but the figure is shrinking.
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