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Advocates fear Indigenous kids are losing connections to their culture

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are around 9.7 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous kids  

Calls for Indigenous youth to co-design the programs that support them

Luke Michael, Thursday, 24th September 2020 -  Advocates say there is a critical shortage of culturally and age-appropriate support services for young Indigenous people    

New National Closing the Gap Agreement comes under fire over justice targets

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st July 2020 -  Advocates say these targets “will deliver anything but justice" to Indigenous people

The fight to tell Australia’s truth

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The Victorian state government is setting up the country’s first formal truth telling process for Aboriginal Victorians. We take a look at why that’s so important. 

The Indigenous-led solutions being pushed to the back of decision making

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  The CEO of Deadly Connections says justice programs designed without Indigenous people are ineffective  

Indigenous community calls for full involvement in government decision making

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Findings have emerged from a "ground-breaking and historic" engagement with Indigenous Australians   

WA passes laws to stop vulnerable people going to jail for unpaid fines

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th June 2020 -  Advocates say these changes will reduce Aboriginal overrepresentation in WA’s prisons

New data reveals lower rate of Indigenous kids in youth justice

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th May 2020 -  But Indigenous children are still 16 times more likely than non-Indigenous children to be under supervision

Is our health system looking after Indigenous people with disability?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  Health leaders hope new principles will inform access to intensive care

Opinion

Coronavirus will devastate Aboriginal communities if we don’t act now

Contributor, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly, write James Ward and Jason Agostino.
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