'Black Rainbow' challengeshomophobia - Same Same
“We write this letter to remind everyone that diverse sexualities do exist in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, have always existed, and will continue to flourish.
“We are united, we stand strong and we reclaim our rightful places in our cultures.”
Black Rainbow, a national coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay,...
Coalition scales back cuts to legal aid - The Australian
THE Abbott government will strip funding from the peak Aboriginal legal aid organisation and policy positions in its state affiliates, but has moderated the extent of cuts to at-the-coalface services following an outcry from the indigenous community. The Coalition today will announce the defunding of the peak National Aboriginal and Torres...
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers targeted by racism and bullying - The Canberra Times
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the ACT public service have told a Legislative Assembly hearing of racist taunts and bullying in their workplaces.
Andrew Kefford, the territory's Commissioner for Public Administration, has sought urgent advice from public service officials after the claims were aired on Thursday.
Workers at the hearing...
Indigenous numbers need work - The Canberra Times
The ACT Public Service would need to hire about 150 more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff over the next 18 months to meet an ambitious employment target.
The bureaucracy is struggling to implement plans to boost the indigenous composition of its workforce to at least 2 per cent by 2015-16.
Concerns have also been raised about the...
Comment sought on draft Indigenous freehold title Bill - My Sunshine Coast (press release)
Queenslanders are being invited to comment on draft legislation released today to provide the option of freehold land title in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said interested parties had until 5.00pm Friday 31 January 2014 to provide feedback on the draft Aboriginal and...
Funding committed for Torres Strait sea walls - SBS
Local MP for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says he will secure another $7 million to fund half of the sea wall project, while the Queensland government has committed another $12 million.
For years, Torres Strait islanders have campaigned for their ageing sea walls to be rebuilt to stop sea water swamping their homes, wrecking infrastructure, killing...
Tackling dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a ... - Crikey (blog)
The challenges of dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities were highlighted in a powerful and deeply personal presentation to the recent Closing the Credibility Gap symposium in Melbourne.
The symposium also heard of a range of resources available to help people find relevant information and resources, reports...