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Australia’s Black Lives Matter Movement has prompted the New South Wales Parliament to launch a cross-party parliamentary inquiry into the processes involved in state investigations of deaths in custody. The motion, moved by the Greens party, acknowledged the “unacceptably high level of First Nations people in custody in New South Wales” and was amended by […]

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The South Australian Office for Ageing Well is partnering with Aboriginal community representatives to raise awareness for the rights of Aboriginal Elders. Launching the Stop Elder Abuse campaign on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, the office is aiming to connect with mob across South Australia and promote the significance of Aboriginal Elders, their […]

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Gunnai-Kurnai Gunditjmara woman, Lidia Thorpe, has become the Greens’ first federal Aboriginal representative after being selected to take over former Greens leader Richard Di Natale’s seat over the weekend. After a two-week state-wide voting period which saw thousands of Victorian Greens cast their votes, Thorpe emerged victorious as the clear winner. Co-Convenors, Effy Elden and […]

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The Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Limited (ABC Foundation) has collaborated with community-based partners in Western Australia’s Gascoyne and Midwest regions to deliver emergency relief in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions. Previous to COVID-19, Carnarvon and Meekatharra had been identified by West Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) as areas of high food stress; stress which […]

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On May 21, Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, requested the Indigenous Affairs Committee to launch an inquiry into food prices and food security in remote Indigenous communities. The inquiry was pushed by concerns of the overpricing of food and limited access and supply, which in turn contributes to poverty and poor health in communities. […]

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