Torres Strait Islanders

Aboriginal children suffer 'unexplained' injuries in out-of-home care

They took away her children because they claimed she was medically negligent, but it was in foster care that the physical injuries started appearing, …

Indigenous Australians

Happy Holidays! The Lowitja Institute eBulletin 18 December 2017

18 December 2017<p>2017 has been a very busy and productive year for the Lowitja Institute. We could not have done it without you: our colleagues, …

Indigenous Australians

Two out of three children in detention in Queensland are Indigenous

That percentage had increased from 67 per cent in 2012-13 to 71 per cent in 2016-17.<p>"More needs to be done in relation to addressing the causes of …

Indigenous Peoples

Woman assaulted in northern NSW home

A woman in her 40s has been stabbed, robbed and sexually assaulted by an armed man who broke into her northern NSW home in the middle of the night.

Torres Strait Islander

Children in care at risk of abuse: inquiry

Tens of thousands of children living in care remain at risk of being sexually abused, a royal commission warns.<p>Tens of thousands of children remain …

Torres Strait Islander

Indigenous work-for-the-dole scheme 'cannot and should not continue', Senate committee report warns

An Indigenous work-for-the-dole scheme variously described as racist, flawed and nonsensical is driving communities further into poverty, a report …

Indigenous Peoples

New uni graduates called on to help First Australians overcome systemic disadvantages

<i>Published:14 December 2017</i><p>Dr Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. PHOTO courtesy NACCHO/Geoff …

Australian Universities

Final Report – Parliament of Australia

The power of education: From surviving to thriving Educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students<p>Report<p><b>Tabled 15</b> …

Indigenous Australians

Australia’s most popular birthday revealed

December 14, 2017 5:28AM<p>HOW special, or otherwise, is your birthday?<p>New research has revealed Australia’s most popular and least popular …

Torres Strait Islander

Royal Commission: Support workers pay tribute to 'remarkable' abuse survivors

The Royal Commission into child sex abuse offered a forum where survivors feel heard and believed.

Kristina Keneally

Racist reporting still rife in Australian media

Half of all race-related opinion pieces in the Australian mainstream media are likely to contravene industry codes of conduct on racism.<p>In research …

Aboriginal Australians

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and homelessness : New @AIHW Reports : Will 64,644 #Indigenous people be homeless in their own country this Xmas ?

‘<i>To be homeless in your own country is a tragedy for First Nations Peoples, and the failure lies at the door of the Turnbull Government.</i><p><i></i><i>Unless the</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Proving the link between living on country and improved Indigenous health

First Nations people who spend time on country have better health outcomes.<p>It has been a long-held anecdotal belief of cultural leaders and health …

Indigenous Australians

Aboriginal Health News : Our final 2017 #NACCHO Members #Deadly good news stories #NT #NSW #QLD #WA #SA #VIC #ACT #TAS @IndigenousWFPHA

<b>1.International : Our Indigenous public health takes a leap forward on the international stage</b><p><b>2. National : NACCHO Sol Bellear AM tribute and Bellear</b> …

Indigenous Australians

Conferences

Conferences are also featured in the Lowitja Institute eBulletin Go to Our events to find out about Lowitja Institute conferences.<p>Forthcoming …

Indigenous Australians

Indigenous students set out to tackle mental health stigma

CHANGE-MAKERS: Dr Jane Havelka, Michelle Lawrence, Duncan Gibbs, Troy Crowther, Maurice Kelly, Associate Professor Faye McMillan, Alicia Johnson and …

Indigenous Peoples

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #Alcohol : @healthgovau National Alcohol strategy 2018-2026 for public consultation Closes 11 February 2018

<i>” The National Alcohol Strategy 2018- 2026 outlines Australia’s agreed approach to preventing and minimising alcohol-related harms.</i><p><i>The National</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Malcolm Turnbull should heed Victorian treaty process, commissioner says

Gunditjmara woman Jill Gallagher will negotiate treaty terms on behalf of Victoria’s 48,000 Aboriginal people<p>Malcolm Turnbull’s concerns about the proposed Indigenous voice to parliament could be appeased by watching the Victorian treaty process, newly appointed treaty commissioner Jill Gallagher …

Malcolm Turnbull

Racism likely at play in low Indigenous kidney transplants, AMA says

Low kidney transplant rates for Indigenous Australians are "shocking", "unacceptable", and are likely to be driven by racism, the Australian Medical …

Medicine

NACCHO Aboriginal Health @AMAPresident Download AMA Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19 #Indigenous health reform – needs significant long-term investment

<i>” It is unacceptable that Australia, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, cannot address health and social justice issues affecting Aboriginal and</i> …

Health Care

Victoria's ombudsman slams shameful, discriminatory financial arrangements for kindship carers

Kinship carers looking after some of Victoria's most disadvantaged children are appallingly neglected, the ombudsman has found.<p>More than 5,500 …

Aboriginal Australians

Migrant and refugee children are standout performers in spelling, NAPLAN results show

Migrant and refugee children are outperforming native English speakers in spelling in some states, the 2017 national school assessment report card …

Education

Indigenous boost for police

December 12, 2017 2:50PM<p>THESE babies in blue are the faces of “positive discrimination”.<p>In a campaign championed by new police Commissioner Chris …

Indigenous Australians

Pro Athletes Take Breaks During the Holidays, Too

While they have to stay focused most of the year, even professional athletes celebrate the holidays. If they can’t celebrate in full, they celebrate …

Fitness

Russell Page Graduate Program

Established in the name of acclaimed Bangarra dancer Russell Page who passed away in 2002, the Russell Page Graduate Program provides emerging …

The Arts (Australia)

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Prison System: New Ground breaking partnership for ACT Government and Winnunga having an ACCHO deliver health and wellbeing services to prison inmates

<i>“ACT Corrective Services recognises that increasing Aboriginal led services within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) a minimum to maximum</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Minister Scullion: First Nations Peoples Critical To Developing Northern Australia

<b>Joint media release<br>Minister for Resources and Northern Australia - Senator The Hon Matthew Canavan</b><p>The voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

Indigenous Australians

Man allegedly deported from Australia for carrying PrEP and sex toys & all the latest news from Star Observer

<b>HERE’S HOW WEDDINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT UNDER MARRIAGE EQUALITY</b> <br>The form to register intent to marry refers to parties one and two, with male, female, …

Torres Strait Islander

Prime Minister criticised for patronising appearance

Mr Turnbull was once beloved for his leather-jacket clad appearances on the panel show and was expected to breeze through the evening after …

Malcolm Turnbull

Shorten hits out at 'Malsplainer' Turnbull

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has mocked Malcolm Turnbull as the "Malsplainer-in-chief" over his refusal to back a constitutionally-enshrined …

Indigenous Peoples