The Koori Mail is the only fully Indigenous-owned and managed newspaper in Australia but publication was stopped for the first time in 30 years when it’s headquarters in Lismore were smashed by the floods earlier this year.

The organisation, and many of the good people who work for it, were seriously impacted but they rose to the challenge and pivoted from producing a paper to distributing emergency information and providing disaster relief to the community.

Now, over six months on, they’ve going up in the world. With support from donors, philanthropic organisations and non-government organisations they’ve purchased the floor above their former offices and are setting their sights on a powerful fourth decade in business.

Hear The Koori Mail’s General Manager Naomi Moran talk about their plans for the future and the honour of receiving the inaugural NAIDOC week Innovation Award here (Roadtrip September 6, 4.15pm)