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Indigenous finance literacy in the digital age

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th November 2019 -  New program aims to equip more Indigenous Australians with finance skills 

‘We want to see change’: Calls for national commissioner for Indigenous children

Luke Michael, Friday, 25th October 2019 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are 17 times more likely to be in juvenile detention and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care

Indigenous Australians struggle as nation’s money gap widens

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  The finance gap between Australian cities and regional areas is one of the worst in the developing world

Hotline to save Indigenous lives in police custody

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  A welfare and legal advice hotline for Aboriginal people in police custody has launched following years of advocacy and negotiations in Western Australia, with advocates labelling the service “lifesaving”. 

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls from disability advocates for the government to urgently review t

‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds to prison.

Victoria to remove “archaic” public drunkenness law as Tanya Day inquest begins

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  A move by the Victorian government to decriminalise public drunkenness has been welcomed by Indigenous and human rights groups as an inquest into the death of Yorta Yorta woman, Tanya Day, gets underway. 

Indigenous businesses receive $3 billion boost

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Some of Australia’s largest companies will spend $3 billion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers over the next five years to help grow the Indigenous business sector.

Progress made on closing the vision gap for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Australia has made strong progress closing the eye health and vision gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but there is still a long way to go, new research shows. 

Australia’s largest Indigenous organisation forced to shut up shop

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has officially closed its doors after the peak representative body went into voluntary administration in June. 
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