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Australia’s treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders under UN microscope

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  Indigenous leaders say it’s a critical time for the government to reimagine Australia’s justice system  The Australian government’s treatment and acknowledgment of First Nations

Indigenous mental health falters under current system

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  A new study finds an overhaul of the health system is required if Indigenous Australians are to have better health outcomes   Suicide rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The Indigenous-led solutions being pushed to the back of decision making

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  The CEO of Deadly Connections says justice programs designed without Indigenous people are ineffective   Non-Indigenous community and government organisations must resource

Is our health system looking after Indigenous people with disability?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  Health leaders hope new principles will inform access to intensive care As talks of easing lockdown restrictions begin, experts fear Aboriginal Australians with disability will

‘It’s a continuation of the Stolen Generation’: How the social housing system is failing vulnerable Aboriginal women and their kids

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th February 2020 -  Aboriginal parents in domestic violence situations are having their children removed at record numbers due to a lack of social housing, homelessness organisations say.    For the

Indigenous partnership could be the ‘circuit breaker’ in closing the gap

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  Australia is on track to meet just two of the seven Closing the Gap targets  Indigenous peak organisations say they now have an unprecedented opportunity to change the lives of Aboriginal

Indigenous finance literacy in the digital age

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 12th November 2019 -  New program aims to equip more Indigenous Australians with finance skills  A world first digital program has launched in a bid to financially upskill Aboriginal and Torres Strait

The government is committed to an Indigenous voice. We should give it a chance to work

Contributor, Monday, 11th November 2019 -  The co-design process is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recast how decisions are made about Indigenous affairs, write Marcia Langton and Tom Calma, co-chairs of the Voice

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Creating a legacy and Aboriginal-led solutions for impact

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  As the CEO of Saltwater Country, Yawuru and Bunuba woman Cara Peek is creating a legacy of Indigenous-led solutions to improve the social, emotional and economic wellbeing of all

Traditional owners ramp up fight against Origin Energy to end fracking in the NT

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Over 30 traditional owners walked out of the meeting after delivering demands to the energy giant  Large crowds of Aboriginal landowners and community groups have stormed Origin

Indigenous Australians struggle as nation’s money gap widens

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  The finance gap between Australian cities and regional areas is one of the worst in the developing world Indigenous Australians are some of the worst affected by the financial disparity

Hotline to save Indigenous lives in police custody

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  A welfare and legal advice hotline for Aboriginal people in police custody has launched following years of advocacy and negotiations in Western Australia, with advocates labelling
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