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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice / Indigenous Social Justice

NAIDOC Week 2020

2020 theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.

Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

We are spiritually and culturally connected to this country.

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National Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June.

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) at WOW Australia 2020

A talk at the WOW Australia 2020 festival. The ethos of the Women of the World (WOW) Festival is a major global festival that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles they face, where hundreds of women’s stories could be shared, feelings vented, fun had, minds influenced and hearts expanded.

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Anniversary of National Apology Day

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd publically apologised, on behalf of the Federal Government, to the Stolen Generations – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities by successive colonial and Australian governments.

The Stolen Generations refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities as children.

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Remote employment and participation for Indigenous peoples (2018)

Australian Human Rights Commission Submission to the Discussion Paper: Remote Employment and Participation

 

Children’s Commissioner to Launch Final Report

Australia’s first Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell will on Monday launch her final report – one of the most comprehensive assessments of children’s rights ever produced in Australia. 

The report makes clear that the mental health of Australian children is not being cared for sufficiently and that Governments must do more to ensure children’s wellbeing.  

Inaugural National Indigenous Women’s Leadership Symposium

[Introduction in Bunuba]

Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani.
 
I want to pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land we meet on today, and to their elders both past and present.

I also want to thank and congratulate the organisers of this event – everyone at Women in Leadership Australia and everyone at Women’s Business.

Inaugural National Indigenous Women’s Leadership Symposium

[Introduction in Bunuba]

Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani.

 

2019 ANZSOC Conference, Justice reimagined: The intersection between Academia, Government, Industry and the Community

Title: Our women have spoken: the need for strengths-based approaches to violence prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Noongar yani U.

Well thank you and good morning what a gathering. Thank you to the conference organisers and the working group and for inviting me to open with this keynote address. The issues you are tackling within criminology and across the criminal justice system and community settings are some of the greatest we face as a nation.

Commissioner questions Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention funding cuts

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has warned against the federal government’s decision to cut funding to the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum).

The National FVPLS Forum is the only national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of family violence and sexual assault.