The Barkly region is set to receive $60m — but it’s still unclear what will be funded

Representatives from all levels of government jet into Tennant Creek to sign a "statement of intent" to progress a regional deal for the outback region, but no specific projects are announced.

Indigenous voice to parliament should be reconsidered, bipartisan committee finds

Indigenous Australians should have a voice to parliament and the government should consider supporting the body, a bi-partisan committee says in its report being tabled in Parliament today. The recommendations come despite Scott Morrison's rejection of the concept.

Noel Pearson urges Shorten to prioritise Indigenous recognition over Republic

Cape York leader Noel Pearson calls on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to put a referendum on Indigenous recognition to a vote if he wins the election next year and urges him to delay a plebiscite on a republic until after the Indigenous vote has been settled.

Australian policies failing vulnerable children, says report

The Children's Report says the Australian government is failing to develop policies and programs that adequately support children – particularly the country's most vulnerable and disadvantaged.