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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

‘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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