AFL: Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has confirmed Cyril Rioli will be sidelined until at least round 12 as the utility recovers from his latest hamstring injury.
NATIONAL: Thousands of Australian babies are being born to mothers with mental health problems, according to research which highlights the need for early intervention and support.
NATIONAL: An Indigenous elder is pleading with Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles to scrap plans to address Aboriginal child neglect via forced adoptions.
AFL: AFL great Nicky Winmar is sad to see Indigenous players still being abused 20 years after he made his symbolic stand against racism in sport.
QUEENSLAND: A Torres Strait Islander woman has died from an apparent drug resistant strain of tuberculosis (TB), becoming the first Australian in several years to succumb to the disease.
NATIONAL: Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is likely to offer a powerful Indigenous affairs role to Warren Mundine if elected prime minister, it has been reported.
VENEZUELA: Venezuelans packed the streets of Caracas and other cities on Thursday to hear President Hugo Chavez and opposition rival Henrique Capriles make their final pitches ahead of weekend elections.
BRAZIL: Internet giant Google has unveiled its five-year partnership with Brazil’s Surui Indigenous people, unveiling an online map which helps the tribe fight illegal logging.
BOLIVIA: The nation’s first Indigenous President is considering nationalising a Canadian miner’s silver property in order to ease Indigenous protests over a contested mining project.