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This Reconciliation Week we need action to go with the bold commitments

John Leha, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  The theme for Reconciliation Week this year is “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.” There could not be a more appropriate theme for this moment in time, writes John Leha,

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. In the lead-up

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

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A different way of healing

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  As the director of Dardi Munwurro, Alan Thorpe is helping Aboriginal men to heal from the wounds of intergenerational trauma, and regain a sense of self and community. He’s this week’s

Doco of the month: In My Blood It Runs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  In My Blood It Runs is a moving portrayal of what it is like as an Aboriginal child growing up in Australia today. Director Maya Newell talks to Wendy Williams about why it was a story that

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
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