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‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds

Emoji update brings ‘more diversity to the keyboard’

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Apple has unveiled several new disability-themed emojis as part of a plan to help fill “a significant gap in the emoji keyboard”. The tech giant previewed the designs – which will be

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,

Move over Jemima, there’s a new toy on Play School

Luke Michael, Saturday, 29th June 2019 -  There’s a bear in there and a chair as well, but now Play School is set to welcome a new cast member: an Indigenous doll named Kiya.   The doll will be introduced on the iconic children

‘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

Family comes first for Indigenous Australians

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in financial stress are putting the wellbeing of their family and community ahead of their own wealth, according to new research.

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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

Why the leaders of the future should look to philanthropy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  Philanthropy has a responsibility to invest in developing the capability of business leadership to better serve the needs of the community, a sector leader believes. Perpetual

Landmark High Court Decision Guides How Compensation for Native Title Losses Will be Determined

Contributor, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  William Isdale and Jonathan Fulcher, from the University of Queensland, examine the significance of the High Court’s decision about native title compensation claims, in this article

Vulnerable People Need Greater Social Housing Support

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Disadvantaged Australians are struggling to settle into social housing, with research revealing 43 per cent of residents are leaving their properties within 18 months. The report

CDP Fines Causing Stress and Anxiety for Indigenous Job Seekers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 7th February 2019 -  Financial penalties given to participants of the government’s controversial remote work-for-the-dole scheme are causing increased stress, anxiety and mental health problems
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