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Program helping register First Nations births on last legs

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th February 2022 -  With funding due to run out at the end of the month, Pathfinders Australia is pleading for external funds to keep their doors open  In this day and age, having a birth certificate might

Indigenous leaders plead for action on rising out-of-home care numbers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th December 2021 -  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care or permanent care than non-Indigenous children Experts say the out-of-home care

Disability groups unite in plea for targeted coronavirus support

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 7th April 2020 -  “We haven’t heard anything about how disability and those living with disability are going to be prioritised at this moment,” disability leaders say.   Over 70 national,

Calls for ‘Urgent Reform’ to Address Skyrocketing Indigenous Incarceration Rate

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 -  A peak body for law reform in NSW is calling on the state government to “urgently” act to address NSW’s skyrocketing Indigenous incarceration rates. In light of a new report revealing

Ask Izzy Apps Expands to Help Indigenous Homeless

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit mobile website connecting homeless people with essential support services, Ask Izzy, is being expanded to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander access…

Australians Support Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 19th January 2012 -  Panel Members, Patrick Dodson and Mark Leibler hand PM Julia Gillard the report on recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution. Image

Record Support for National Close the Gap Day

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th March 2011 -  Tens of thousands of Australia are expected to pledge their support for closing the 10-17 year Indigenous life expectancy gap at more than 850 National Close the Gap Day events around…

Melbourne’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Staff Reporter, Monday, 21st February 2011 -  Laura Egan’s work in promoting and supporting grassroots microenterprise development in remote Aboriginal communities across Australia has seen her named as Melbourne…

Expert Panel To Advise on Constitutional Recognition of First Australians

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th November 2010 -  The Gillard Government is to establish an expert panel to progress the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. The Prime Minister says…
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