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New push to get Indigenous people jabbed amid misinformation campaign

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th September 2021 -  “I remain very concerned about reports that vaccines are being rejected as a result of conspiracies and misinformation stoking fear and doubt”    The federal government is working

Reconciliation Week is everybody’s business

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 27th May 2021 -  Organisations must think beyond cultural competence as a compliance exercise and more of a moral obligation, writes Haven Home Safe CEO Andrew Cairns, reflecting on the need to make

2021 budget fails to close the gap

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  “This is a budget that entrenches the inequalities and injustice of the past” First Nations advocates have condemned the 2021 budget as failing to live up to the government’s talk

Real action needed on Aboriginal deaths in custody

Eddie Cubillo, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  It’s 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody but families continue to lose loved ones amid high incarceration rates, making the need for effective action

Holding the Australian government to account on children’s rights

Simon Henderson, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Wth many of the child rights issues that Australia was facing in 2015 still the same in 2021, we should all be paying close attention to the federal government’s reaction to the United

Australia urged to steer clear from overly punitive lockdown measures

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th January 2021 -  Human Rights Watch has criticised some of the ‘discriminatory’ aspects of Australia’s COVID-19 response      Australian governments should assess all future COVID-19 lockdown

‘The worst is yet to come’: Growing number of Indigenous women seeking homelessness support

Luke Michael, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  New data shows the rate of Aboriginal Victorians seeking homelessness support is growing twice as fast as the rate for non-Indigenous people                 Family violence services

Social sector slams decision to extend ‘dehumanising’ cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  “The Morrison government has failed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people once again,” one community leader says.  Community groups are dismayed by the Senate’s decision

Decolonising social work

Tileah Drahm-Butler, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Social worker, educator and proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, Tileah Drahm-Butler, finds that a narrative therapy approach is resonating with Aboriginal practitioners

Treading lightly and with respect

Cindy Mitchell, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  Cindy Mitchell shares some thoughts on Indigenous social enterprise, and her belief that our social enterprise movement grows stronger when we are willing to hold a mirror to it and

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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

Bridging the disability information gap for remote Indigenous communities

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th June 2020 -  A new app hopes to support Indigenous people struggling to access disability services  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will be given help engaging with the National
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