About Koori Mail
Established in May 1991, the Koori Mail is a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We give Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media.
The Koori Mail is and has always been 100% Aboriginal owned. We’re a proprietary limited company based in Lismore, northern NSW, wholly owned by five Bundjalung Aboriginal community organisations: Bundjalung Tribal Society at Lismore; Bunjum Co-operative at Cabbage Tree Island; Buyinbin Co-operative at Casino; Kurrachee Cooperative at Coraki; and Nungera Co-operative at Maclean.
Every cent of our profits goes to Indigenous Australians, in the form of dividends for our owner organisations, scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, and sponsorship of Indigenous community events.
The Koori Mail has about a dozen staff, several general and sports columnists, and a network of correspondents and contributors from throughout the country.
As illustrated by our 2011 Newspaper of the Year award (PANPA Awards, non-dailies with a circulation of up to 10,000), we have a reputation for excellence.
Since May 2011, the Koori Mail’s back archive has been available free-of-charge and fully searchable though the website of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). This has been our gift to the nation.