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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

A community acting against family violence

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  One Aboriginal community has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people, prioritising the voices of Australia’s First Nations populations in positive

Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Contributor, Wednesday, 10th July 2019 -  Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but as we celebrate NAIDOC Week, it’s clear there is still a long and uncomfortable way to go, writes Jacynta Krakouer from the

‘Have you been feeling your spirit was sad?’ Culture is key when assessing Indigenous Australians’ mental health

Contributor, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, write Maree Hackett and Geoffrey Spurling,

‘If you’re not there for the cause, you need to get out of the way’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  When it comes to First Nations justice the progressive movement needs to decide if it wants to be part of the problem or part of the solution, according to Indigenous leaders. Speaking

Campaign to Free Aboriginal Women Raises Almost $300K

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th January 2019 -  A crowdfunding campaign to free Aboriginal women who have been jailed for unpaid fines has raised almost $300,000 and put pressure on the state government to change the law that advocates

Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage

Bethany Simmonds, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Aboriginal people are the most marginalised, excluded and disadvantaged group of people living in Australia today, and transport disadvantage simply adds to their morass of problems

Peak Body Demands Action to Stop NDIS Leaving Aboriginal People Behind

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  The NSW peak body for Aboriginal children and families is advocating for urgent action to stop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “being left behind” by the National Disability

Rights and Respect For Australia’s First Peoples

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th June 2017 -  Andrew Meehan is the national director of ANTaR, a national advocacy organisation dedicated to the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Indigenous Incarceration Set to Cost $20B by 2040

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 29th May 2017 -  The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is costing nearly $8 billion annually and will grow to almost $20 billion per annum by 2040 without further intervention,…

Indigenous Leaders Meet to Form a United Front on Constitutional Recognition

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  In a historic milestone more than 250 Indigenous leaders from across the country are meeting with the intention to reach a consensus on constitutional reform. The First Nations National…

$10M Boost to Prevent Indigenous Suicide

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd January 2017 -  An initiative launched to tackle Indigenous suicide has received a $10 million boost as the scheme is poised to roll out nationally. The Indigenous-led Critical Response Service,
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