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National Sorry Day is a day to commemorate those taken. But ‘sorry’ is not enough – we need action

Contributor, Thursday, 26th May 2022 -  Today is National Sorry Day. This is when we commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families, writes Bronwyn Carlson. This

Candidates discuss ‘crisis’ in First Nations housing

Danielle Kutchel, Friday, 22nd April 2022 -  First Nations peoples face severe overcrowding in housing and the situation will only worsen unless a serious investment is made in social housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Community-led research shows importance of culture in healing from domestic violence

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 13th April 2022 -  Blending Western and cultural ways of gathering knowledge, a new research project is developing a best practice framework for addressing the impacts of domestic and family violence

A cross-portfolio approach is needed to Close the Gap

Ros Moriarty, Wednesday, 10th November 2021 -  A change to the status quo on siloed federal government portfolios, and recognition that a one-size-fits-all approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy falls short,

Changemaker

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
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