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Looking beyond the statistics of closing the gap

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 28th March 2022 -  Following the release of the 13th annual Close the Gap report, we speak to the CEO of the Lowitja Institute, Professor Janine Mohamed, about the need for governments to embrace genuine…

We need to work together this 26 January

Cathy Kezelman, Wednesday, 19th January 2022 -  Dr Cathy Kezelman AM on why acknowledgement of the harm perpetuated by historical injustices of 26 January is no longer enough. As we approach 26 January, we are a nation divided. 

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

Doco of the Month: Incarceration Nation

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 24th November 2021 -  Those behind Incarceration Nation believe it’s time to put our nation’s justice system on trial. Director Dean Gibson and producer Helen Morrison talk to Wendy Williams about why

Creating and celebrating change at the local level

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th June 2021 -  “It makes me very proud to know that what we’re doing, we’re doing well.” Following a year of extreme challenges, a three-day event is drawing grassroots community leaders

Indigenous leaders call for urgent healing for Stolen Generations

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 3rd June 2021 -  Stolen Generations survivors and their descendants carry higher levels of disadvantage when compared to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, new research shows. 

The path to Australia’s first truth-telling museum

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th May 2021 -  “This museum and healing centre will ensure what happened to Stolen Generations survivors will never be repeated.”  A campaign has been launched to build the country’s first truth-telling

Body image campaign targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities slipping through the cracks

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th April 2021 -  The Butterfly Foundation campaign is aiming to get Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders talking about their body image concerns  When Garra Mundine, a proud Wiradjuri, Bundjulung,

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
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