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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

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls

Victoria to remove “archaic” public drunkenness law as Tanya Day inquest begins

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  A move by the Victorian government to decriminalise public drunkenness has been welcomed by Indigenous and human rights groups as an inquest into the death of Yorta Yorta woman, Tanya

Changemaker

Empowering Indigenous women on Instagram and changing a national conversation

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Marlee Silva is the founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, a grassroots movement sharing the untold stories of powerful Indigenous women and changing the conversation around Indigenous Australia. 

The long path to a treaty in Qld begins. But what’s the first step?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Indigenous community organisations and leaders are waiting for answers from the Queensland government on what exactly the pathway to a treaty will look like, following a historic

Mobile finance program to reunite Indigenous owners with lost super

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  A finance program will tour through the Northern Territory and Western Australia to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders reunite with superannuation they might have never

Changemaker

Healing the root cause of Indigenous trauma

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  As CEO of the Healing Foundation and with over 25 years experience in Indigenous affairs, Richard Weston is working to create a fairer Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Serving Up Bush Tucker and Turning Around Young Lives

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th March 2019 -  Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise of Mission Australia, is shaking up Melbourne’s food scene with its native bush tucker menu. But the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Indigenous Groups Welcome NT Treaty Commissioner

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Indigenous land and reconciliation councils have welcomed Mick Dodson’s appointment as treaty commissioner of the Northern Territory, saying this will progress treaty talks
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