Land Rights News
Land Rights News (LRN) is Australia’s longest-running Aboriginal newspaper. In 1976, the Northern Territory Lands Councils and the Central Land Council launched their own versions of LRN. In 1985, the two councils began jointly publishing Land Rights News: One Mob, One Voice, One Land. In 2011, they returned to producing independent versions of Land Rights News to provide their communities with more regionally focused content. LRN targets an Indigenous audience, but aims to educate and inform non-Indigenous Australians and to ensure Indigenous perspectives on land rights and issues affecting Indigenous Australians are heard. Former Northern Land Council assistant director Roseanne Brennan described LRN as providing ‘good news stories’ that communicate positive messages to non-Aboriginal Australians and as an ‘authoritative voice within the national Aboriginal community’.
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