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Indigenous mental health falters under current system

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  A new study finds an overhaul of the health system is required if Indigenous Australians are to have better health outcomes  

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Decolonising social work

Tileah Drahm-Butler, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Social worker, educator and proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, Tileah Drahm-Butler, finds that a narrative therapy approach is resonating with Aboriginal practitioners and clients alike.

Government pledges to make NDIS more accessible for Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  Indigenous people are 70 per cent more likely to experience disability than the general population     

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
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