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Healing the root cause of Indigenous trauma

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  As CEO of the Healing Foundation and with over 25 years experience in Indigenous affairs, Richard Weston is working to create a fairer Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Opinion

When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide

Contributor, Friday, 24th May 2019 -  The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and contemporary racism, writes Julia

Spotlight

Serving Up Bush Tucker and Turning Around Young Lives

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise of Mission Australia, is shaking up Melbourne’s food scene with its native bush tucker menu. But the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Peak Indigenous Bodies Plead For Close the Gap Involvement

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st November 2018 -  Humanitarian and health not for profits have come out in support of 13 peak Indigenous bodies, who have repeated a desperate plea for more involvement in the government’s Close the

NSW Groups Fear Second Stolen Generation Over Adoption Reforms

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal and community groups fear a bill reforming child protection and adoption laws in New South Wales will sever Indigenous children’s

Closing the Eye Health Gap

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th November 2018 -  Professor Hugh Taylor AC is the founder of Indigenous Eye Health at Melbourne University, and is fighting to close the gap of preventable blindness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Report Exposes Aboriginal Youth Health Issues

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  Young Indigenous people are mostly happy and in good health, a report says, but they still face far greater challenges to their physical and mental wellbeing than their non-indigenous

A Foundation of Healing

Richard Weston, Monday, 12th February 2018 -  We need to stop putting intergenerational trauma in the too-hard basket, writes Richard Weston, CEO of The Healing Foundation, on the eve of the anniversary of the National Apology

Indigenous-Driven Organisations Deliver Better Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The government needs to “let go” and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “need to be put in the driver’s seat” to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First…

‘Stark Reality’ as Australia Not On Track for Closing the Gap

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th February 2017 -  Only one of seven targets laid out in the Closing the Gap report for Indigenous health, education and social participation is on track to be met, with Malcolm Turnbull revealing the

Marches to Mark Indigenous Day of Mourning

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th January 2016 -  Indigenous Australians and supporters will take part in Invasion Day marches in several capital cities today in opposition to the national holiday – a day they describe as…

Creating Digital Inclusion for Indigenous Australians

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 -  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are embracing new technologies, but significant barriers remain when it comes to participating fully in the digital economy and…
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