Treaty to ban nuclear weapons: Karina Lester

A group of Australian atomic survivors has travelled to Canberra to speak with government decision-makers about their experiences as survivors of British nuclear bomb-testing programs in WA and SA. They outlined expectations for future action from the government to acknowledge and address the harm caused by nuclear weapons testing, calling … Read More

Native title sparks ‘bright future’ for Ngadjuri people

On July 6, the Ngadjuri people of South Australia received their second Federal Court-recognised native title consent determination, at a packed Burra Town Hall. The determination area covers South Australian towns across the Mid North including Kapunda, Clare, Burra, Peterborough and Yunta. Ngadjuri Elder Aunty Patricia Waria Read spoke at … Read More

‘Gardening with fire’ on Narungga Country

Recent cultural burns on Yorke Peninsula are reconnecting Narungga people to the traditional practice of burning on Country, training local First Nations people, and facilitating the exchange of knowledge between First Nations’ people and non-Indigenous partners and land managers. We spoke with Narungga man and leading practitioner, Peter Turner, who … Read More

Return of the Erawirung crayfish

A lost totem of the Erawirung people, the Murray crayfish, has returned to SA waters, despite being made extinct in the area due to pollution, overfishing and river regulation. On May 16, 200 crays were relocated from parts of the NSW and ACT run of the Murray River with ongoing … Read More

Sandy Greenwood: ‘At What Cost?’ Identity play debuts on Kaurna land

“These people are infiltrating local governments, taking custodians land away and meddling with identity and politics, it’s a really scary issue.” Palawa man Nathan Maynard’s play, ‘At What Cost?’, explores the issue of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders incorrectly identifying themselves, a contentious issue since legal reform from the Tasmanian … Read More