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Bridging the education gap: Why Australia is failing Indigenous Australians

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  Nobody in Australia knows why we are failing to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous education like Indigenous Australians themselves, but their voices are still missing from the picture, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector B

Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement

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.
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