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CLOSING THE GAP: Indigenous Welding Schools to Build Skills and Jobs

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Weld Australia is urging the Federal Government to invest in a national network of Indigenous Welding Schools to help create real skills and real jobs for Indigenous Australians—and close the gap. Now is the time to ensure Indigenous Australians have the skills needed to secure meaningful jobs. According to the Productivity Commission’s first review of … Continued

Professional NRL player and boxer, Wiradjuri man Joe Williams learnt about trauma so that he could repair the damage he felt his kids had experienced in his early years of parenting – with Maggie Dent on THE GOOD ENOUGH DAD

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I learnt about trauma and the impacts of trauma for one reason – for my kids: professional NRL player and boxer, Wiradjuri man Joe Williams to Maggie Dent on THE GOOD ENOUGH DAD.   Having been both a professional NRL player and boxer Wiradjuri man Joe Williams has had some tough gigs in life, but … Continued

Deputy Vice-Chancellor becomes first First Nations member on prestigious national science council

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A Charles Darwin University (CDU) executive will join a council of experts to offer advice to the Prime Minister and cabinet on science and technology issues facing Australia.  CDU Deputy Vice-Chancellor First Nations Leadership Professor Reuben Bolt has been appointed to join the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).  A proud Yuin/Wandandian and Ngarigo man, … Continued

Either we confront change, or we waste the chance to Close the Gap

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8 February 2024 The Productivity Commission’s review of the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the Agreement) shows the inadequacy of a business-as-usual approach which pervades government decision-makers across all jurisdictions. The Commission’s report released on 6 February calls for fundamental change that requires working in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres … Continued

Governments must act faster and listen to Productivity Commission recommendations to Close the Gap and tackle Aboriginal homelessness.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander homelessness crisis will continue to deteriorate should Australian governments maintain their “business-as-usual” approach to progressing the National Agreement on Closing the Gap priority reforms. The Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Forum and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Association (NATSIHA) are calling for a separate Aboriginal and Torres … Continued

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap is an opportunity governments cannot continue to waste

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The Productivity Commission has found governments have largely not fulfilled their commitments under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and has made four recommendations to drive progress. The final report of the Commission’s first three-yearly review of government action on the agreement finds governments have failed to fully grasp the nature and scale of … Continued

Monash to launch Global Encounters virtual reality journey into Australia’s First Nations history

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Interdisciplinary researchers from Monash University have launched a new interactive website, providing an opportunity to explore the reframing of digital history through immersive maps and 3D models. The public-facing cultural gateway, Global Encounters showcases historical sources of encounters around Australia that are visually linked to geographical locations.   The new project is a collaboration between … Continued

Kayak tours on the harbour tell Indigenous stories

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Kayak tour participants around the western harbour have the chance to delve into the deep history of the harbour with two new kayaks painted by Indigenous artist and curator Tyson Frigo.   Sydney Harbour Kayaks, who operate a popular kayak tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum, commissioned the museum with the painting of two … Continued