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New report sets the stage for First Nations women to lead response to family and community violence

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission has set out how First Nations women should be involved in developing plans and delivering strategies for addressing violence against First Nations women and children.

Wiyi Yani U Thangani First Nations Women’s Safety Policy Forum Outcomes Report November 2022

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Statement of condolence for Cassius Turvey's family and community

Joint statement from Commissioner Oscar, Commissioner Tan, and Commissioner Hollonds

We are deeply saddened by the death of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey last week in Perth.

As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate for us to make comment on the circumstances surrounding Cassius’s passing.

National plan to end gender-based violence must be fully resourced to achieve results

 

Joint statement from:

Kate Jenkins
National Sex Discrimination Commissioner

First Nations women to take leading role in addressing family and community violence

An important gathering of First Nations women – including specialist experts, researchers, frontline workers and women with lived experience of violence – has called on governments across Australia to ensure First Nations women lead all future efforts to prevent violence against First Nations women and children.

Sir Wallace Kyle Oration

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Kaurna yani U.

It is wonderful to be here with you today on Noongar Boodja country. I would also like to acknowledge all the country from around this state and beyond that people may joining in from online.

My deepest respects to all our elders past, present and emerging.

Mabo at 30 – Boodjar: Boorda The Piddington Society

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Noongar yani U.

I acknowledge all the countries we gather on today. My deepest respects to all our elder’s past, present and emerging.

I would also like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of Mr Eddie Koiki Mabo and his co-claimants Reverend David Passi, Sam Passi, James Rice and Celuia Mapo Salee.

National day spotlights culture and rights of First Nations children

Celebrating and showcasing the lives of First Nations children is the focus of today’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day. 

Garma Festival

Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Yaningi Yatharra ngindaji muwayi indirranggu, Gumatj, Yolngu yani U.

Galwurruy and your family thank you for hosting us.

Government action needed to protect children in detention

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