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May 12, 2022 • 30m 00s

The Vote: Fighting for the Aboriginal vote (Part Two)

A complaint lodged with the Human Rights Commission alleges that there is a pattern of indirect discrimination and voter suppression in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Today, in the second of this two part series, 7am producer Ruby Schwartz on a historic human rights complaint - and the man behind it.

May 11, 2022 • 27m 15s

The Vote: Hiding the Aboriginal vote (Part One)

When Australia heads to the polls in a couple of weeks, 1 in 5 Indigenous people who are eligible to vote won’t be enrolled and so, they won’t be able to cast a ballot. Today, producer for 7am Ruby Schwartz travels to remote Australia to find out why some people are more enrolled than others.

May 20, 2021 •

Facing prison for cultural fishing

Many Aboriginal people whose ancestors have fished along the coast for tens of thousands of years have been locked out of the lucrative abalone trade. They’re described as “poachers” and face jail time for selling what they catch. Today, Paul Cleary on the trial of Yuin elder Keith Nye and his fight against the criminalisation of his culture.

Apr 15, 2021 • 18m 38s

The fight to end Indigenous deaths in custody

Thirty years ago Australia held a Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, but most of its recommendations still haven’t been implemented and hundreds more Indigenous people have died in custody. Today, Gary Foley on what led to the Royal Commission, and why white Australia needs to face up to its own history.

Apr 7, 2021 • 15m 38s

The plan to lock up more Indigenous children

In 2015 the Northern Territory government announced a Royal Commission into Youth Detention, but six years on almost every single young person in prison in the NT is Indigenous. Now, the NT government has announced new laws that could see even more young Indigenous people locked up.

Today, Sophie Trevitt, on why the Northern Territory is undoing the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

Mar 30, 2021 • 17m 08s

One month, four more Aboriginal deaths in custody

Over the past month there have been four Indigenous deaths in custody across Australia. Now, a new organisation has been created to help their families fight for justice. Today, Madeline Hayman-Reber on the grassroots group supporting families whose loved ones have died in police custody.

Nov 26, 2020 • 17m 01s

The laws letting miners destroy sacred sites

Rio Tinto’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves sparked a global backlash, and now a parliamentary inquiry is exploring what needs to change. Today, Mike Seccombe on how the system locks out traditional owners, and the cross-party alliance of federal politicians pushing for reform.

Oct 29, 2020 • 12m50s

Cutting down the Djab Wurrung trees

This week, the Victorian government began cutting down sacred Djab Wurrung trees to make way for a highway expansion between Melbourne and Adelaide. Today, Djab Wurrung woman and Greens senator Lidia Thorpe on the fight to save her peoples’ heritage.

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