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Four Aboriginal deaths in custody in three weeks: Is defunding police the answer?

Contributor, Wednesday, 31st March 2021 -  In the wake of four Aboriginal deaths in custody in three weeks, the government needs to reassess the police and corrections systems in Australia, writes Robyn Newitt.

Opinion

Close the data gap

Shelley Cable, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  If we really want to drive change, especially in an area as nuanced as Indigenous employment, we need data, writes Shelley Cable, CEO of Generation One.

Analysis

Developing sustainable and high impact NFPs for Indigenous Australians

Adam Davids, Monday, 1st March 2021 -  Aboriginal non-profit leader and Fulbright Scholar, Adam Davids offers insights for Indigenous not for profits by drawing on the experience of successful racial minority-serving institutions in the USA.

Advocates call for greater focus on Indigenous people with disability in detention

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than the non-Indigenous population 

Opinion

Toxicity swirls around January 26, but we can change the nation with a Voice to parliament

Contributor, Monday, 25th January 2021 -  There is a quiet process underway, aimed at achieving the recognition of the First Nations that has so far eluded Australia, writes University of New South Wales professor and Cobble Cobble woman Megan Davis.

Indigenous leaders say it’s time for action on reconciliation

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  A new report says Australians need to be brave and have difficult conversations around racism  

Australia’s treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders under UN microscope

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Indigenous leaders say it’s a critical time for the government to reimagine Australia’s justice system 

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  

Opinion

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     
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