Tag: Aboriginal Australian

A One Tribe Policy: Aboriginal Elder Locks Horns With Advocacy Group Over Tourist Site

Aboriginal groups have blamed an Indigenous advocacy organisation for promoting a “one tribe policy” after it managed to convince the New South Wales government to declare a popular tourist destination a “men’s site” and consider a ban on visitors. The New South Wales government has worked closely with a “Wollumbin Consultative Group” since 2000—according to…


A ‘One Tribe’ Policy: Indigenous Groups Lock Horns Over Popular Tourist Site

Aboriginal groups have blamed an Indigenous advocacy organisation for promoting a “one tribe policy” after it managed to convince the New South Wales government to declare a popular tourist destination a “men’s site” and consider a ban on visitors. The New South Wales government has worked closely with a “Wollumbin Consultative Group” since 2000—according to…


‘Our Rights Didn’t Go With the Boat’: Aboriginal Land Council Claims Ownership Over Stranded Yacht

A shipwrecked yacht on a remote Australian island has become the centre of a dispute between the vessel’s owner and the local Aboriginal Land Council, which claimed the yacht belongs to them. The 40-foot “Huntress” suffered a mishap during its Sydney to Hobart race on Dec. 28, 2022, when it hit an unidentified object which…


Secret Relationship With Gang Leader Forces Left-Wing Greens Senator to Resign From Senior Position

Lidia Thorpe, deputy leader of the left-wing Australian Greens party has resigned from her position—but remains a senator—after revelations emerged of a relationship with the ex-leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang, which occurred at the same time she sat on a parliamentary committee investigating the criminal gangs. The joint-parliamentary committee on law enforcement she was…