More than two years after her appointment, the State Government has finally moved to allow South Australia’s inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People to investigate “pressing systemic issues” facing Indigenous youth.
South Australian primary school-aged children – some as young as 10-years-old – were incarcerated 133 times over the past year.
Adelaide’s Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre could rival architectural icons such as the Sydney Opera House and use cutting-edge technology to portray First Nations culture in never-before-seen ways, but could also be at risk of bureaucratic stonewalling. Stephanie Richards talks to the man appointed as a key leader of the $150 million gallery.
Premier Steven Marshall’s decision to scrap former Labor government plans for a contemporary art gallery at Lot Fourteen is a “huge opportunity that’s been wasted” and the replacement $150 million Aboriginal Arts and Cultures Centre is an “incredible waste of public money”, claims an eminent arts administrator who helped plan the junked gallery.