NATIONAL: A month ago, news that an Aboriginal man had been locked up in a Saudi Arabian prison, and his brother forced into hiding, hit the headlines. Last month he was sentenced to four and a half years in jail. AMY MCQUIRE* reports on their family’s desperate struggle to get them back to the homelands [...]
NSW: Lateesha Nolan’s four children miss their mother every day. They were young when she went missing from Dubbo in north western NSW in January 2005; the youngest, who was a baby, can’t remember her.
NSW: NSW’s state-owned energy company – Ausgrid- destroyed a significant rock engraving on Sydney’s north shore in late 2010. The company entered a guilty plea but have only been slapped with a $4690 fine, dodging the maximum penalty in a case that illustrates the vulnerability of the state’s priceless Aboriginal heritage, writes AMY MCQUIRE.
NATIONAL: From 1990-1991, three Aboriginal children disappeared from the same street on Bowraville mission, on NSW’s mid north coast. There has only ever been one man accused of the three murders, but flaws in the original police investigation and the criminal justice system have meant he has never been convicted.