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Why the Black Lives Matter movement must continue: Marcia Langton

  • Published Date: 12 August 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
This article first appeared on The Conversation website and is an edited transcript of the 2020 Thea Astley Address delivered by Marcia Langton at the Byron Writers Festival. It’s a longer r...
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OPINION: The Closing the Gap target to reduce numbers of Indigenous children in care by 45% within 10 years is unrealistic and likely to fail

  • Published Date: 04 August 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Jacynta Krakouer Jacynta Krakouer (BSc, MSW, MSP Melb) is a Mineng Noongar lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Social Work. She is completing her Ph...
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Self Determination needed for effective First Nations Peoples’ response to family violence

  • Published Date: 04 August 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Many First Nations people continue to have connections to their respective laws, cultures and identities. Family violence in First Nations communities requires a culturally sensitive approach ...
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Making retirement accessible for First Nations People

  • Published Date: 07 July 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
As the latest Closing the Gap Report has highlighted, First Nations people face multiple barriers in their lives, including more health and socio-economic disadvantages than non-Indigenous Aust...
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After the bushfires: The absence of First Nations’ voices

  • Published Date: 05 June 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Carissa Lee Godwin Although there is a broader interest in the value of First Nations’ cultural burning for bushfire prevention, there have been limited resources published about First Na...
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National Reconciliation Week: We are in this together

  • Published Date: 26 May 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Professor Ken Smith, ANZSOG Dean and CEO National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torr...
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Closing the Gap: a new partnership

  • Published Date: 07 April 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
The latest Closing the Gap Report shows that only two out of seven targets to improve Indigenous employment, health and education have been achieved. Carissa Lee Godwin, Editor of the Analysis and Pol...
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Partnerships with First Peoples need to start with healing

  • Published Date: 18 March 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Marlee Tyson Trust is an instinctual, intrinsic value that all individuals hold, and it is the foundation of all strong relationships but a sense of trust is lacking between government agencies an...
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Garma 2019 Report: Including First Nations in future policies

  • Published Date: 12 February 2020
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Image credit: Melanie Faith Dove, Yothu Yindi Foundation (yyf.com.au). Senior Yolngu man Eddie Gumbula and Gumatj clan boys performing bunggul (ceremonial dance) at the 2019 Garma Festival. By Cariss...
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Indigenous Public Servant Forum aims to shift culture and support Indigenous staff

  • Published Date: 19 December 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Participants at ANZSOG’s third Senior Indigenous Public Servant Forum will work over the next year to develop ways to shift the mindset of the public service and better support Indigenous staff. Th...
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Keeping First Nations families together

  • Published Date: 06 December 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
By Carissa Lee Godwin Carissa Lee Godwin, Editor of APO’s First Peoples & Public Policy Collection, explores the new Family Matters report, produced by the Secretariat for National Aboriginal a...
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ANZSOG 2019 Senior Indigenous Public Servants Forum: Calls for Indigenous community of practice

  • Published Date: 28 November 2019
  • Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Indigenous Affairs
Senior public servants from across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand have discussed the need for a cross-jurisdictional community of practice for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori public ...