Tracey Shelton

Tracey Shelton

Indigenous rights

'My culture on my face': New Zealand's Maori assert identity

Ta moko, the traditional tattoo symbolising a Maori's heritage, is making a comeback after colonial suppression.

'My culture on my face': New Zealand's Maori assert identity

Environment

Australians open wallets, hearts for fire-ravaged communities

Tens of millions of dollars raised for fire service, animals and communities through donations, creative fundraisers.

Australians open wallets, hearts for fire-ravaged communities

Environment

'Mateship and comradery': Australia's soot-covered firefighters

The firefighters battling the massive fires that ravaged Australia this year are volunteers, and more are signing up.

'Mateship and comradery': Australia's soot-covered firefighters

Asia Pacific

'A shape in the ash': Bushfires destroy Australian wildlife

Rescuers race to save animals in distress amid reports that half a billion mammals, bird and reptiles have died.

'A shape in the ash': Bushfires destroy Australian wildlife

Environment

Australia burns as government resists calls for climate action

Experts say Australia is on 'front line' of the climate crisis and the government has to do more to tackle problem.

Australia burns as government resists calls for climate action

New Zealand attack

Christchurch mosque attacks: Inquiry findings delayed

Commission was due to submit findings this week, but wants time to consider issues such as racism and discrimination.

Christchurch mosque attacks: Inquiry findings delayed

Australia

Several dead, hundreds of homes burned in Australia's 'mega fire'

Bushfires blazing in state of New South Wales merge into what firefighters have dubbed a 'mega fire'.

Several dead, hundreds of homes burned in Australia's 'mega fire'

Australia

Blood and water: Australia's Budj Bim gets global recognition

Budj Bim is the first site in Australia recognised specifically for its cultural significance to the Indigenous people.

Blood and water: Australia's Budj Bim gets global recognition

Australia

Tamil family remain in detention as Australia mulls UN request

Nadesalingam and Priya were detained with their Australia-born daughters in March 2018 and are now on Christmas Island.

Tamil family remain in detention as Australia mulls UN request

Syria's War

On the front lines of Syria's guerrilla war

Exclusive account of Sham Falcons, a rebel group waging war against the Assad government from their mountain hideouts.

On the front lines of Syria's guerrilla war