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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

Doco of the month: In My Blood It Runs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th May 2020 -  In My Blood It Runs is a moving portrayal of what it is like as an Aboriginal child growing up in Australia today. Director Maya Newell talks to Wendy Williams about why it was a story that

Why big little brush?

Contributor, Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 -  It’s easy to take for granted the resources we have at our disposal, but having access to health and hygiene resources can lead to better outcomes for entire communities, writes social

Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement More than 90 per cent of Indigenous Australians believe it is important to develop formal partnerships between government and

‘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
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