Dr Virginia Marshall portrait

Overturning aqua nullius – securing Aboriginal water rights

22 Feb 2017

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG officially launched the latest Aboriginal Studies Press publication, Overturning aqua nullius, in Sydney today.

presenters speaking to the group at the aiatsis native title law workshop

AIATSIS hosts native title law workshop

20 Feb 2017

Native title lawyers from eight NTRBs from across Australia gathered at AIATSIS for two days of intensive native title law discussions recently.

image of back of a ute and a water drum with a sign on it in bushland taken from the cover of the report

Authorisation and decision-making in native title

16 Feb 2017

Our latest AIATSIS Research Publication, Authorisation and decision-making in native title by Nick Duff, is now available as a free download.

'The malaka's (superintendent's) house', by Larry Jungarrayi, from The Warlpiri Drawings 1953-54, Meggitt Collection, AIATSIS

Warlpiri Drawings included on Memory of the World Register

9 Feb 2017

The collection of artworks known as the Warlpiri Drawings, held by AIATSIS, was inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register in a ceremony in Canberra today.


Russell Taylor AM portrait

Farewell from the CEO

15 Dec 2016

I feel extremely privileged, as the outgoing CEO, to have been able to make a contribution to the sustainable development and future prosperity of AIATSIS.

Cover of AAS journal edition 2 2016

Call for papers - Australian Aboriginal Studies

13 Dec 2016

Australian Aboriginal Studies (AAS) is inviting papers for coming issues.


Yumalundi NIRAKN Fellowship program

5 Dec 2016

Recipients of the Yumalundi NIRAKN Fellowship grants have been announced.

National Film and Sound Archive logo featurring Kookaburra silhoutte

NFSA and AIATSIS formalise collaboration through MoU

15 Nov 2016

The NFSA and AIATSIS have formalised collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Russell Taylor AM portrait

CEO announces retirement

3 Nov 2016

AIATSIS Chairperson, Professor Mick Dodson AM, today announced that Russell Taylor AM has formally advised of his intention to resign as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 30 December 2016.

Delegates with Professor Taiaiake Alfred.

Inaugural youth forum success

12 Oct 2016

In response to the growing recognition of the importance and value of Indigenous youth voices to the native title sector, the 2016 National Native Title Conference convened an Indigenous Youth Forum.