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Native Title Report 2021

Native title report 2021

To contribute to the Native Title Report 2021, please complete either or both of the survey and guided submission form

Close the Gap Day

You are invited to support the Close the Gap Campaign by hosting your own event on Thursday 18 March. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO is co-chair of the Campaign, which addresses the unacceptable gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

 

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We have failed to recognise the contributions of First Nations women and girls

Our voices heard and understood. Our lives and expertise recognised. Our actions counted and invested in as critical to the health and wellbeing of society. These are the powerful and determined calls of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls in Australia today.   

BROOME LAUNCH Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Report

BROOME LAUNCH Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices )—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future 2020 Report

Monday, 14 December 2020

Goolarri Media Enterprises, Broome

I acknowledge the beautiful lands of the Yawuru people that we gather on—I pay my respects to your ancestors, and your elders of today and those emerging. I also acknowledge all the language groups and many nations of the Kimberley.

PRESS CONFERENCE - Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) report

NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE - Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020

Thursday, 10 December 2020

NYOONGAR PATROL SERVICE, PERTH

(Opening line in Bunuba)

I am extremely proud and excited to announce the release of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani—meaning Women’s Voices in my language Bunuba—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020. What I hold in my hands and present to you all today is a landmark report; it is no ordinary document. 

Wiyi Yani U Thangani Virtual Report Launch

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices): Securing Our Rights, Securing our Future 2020 holds the voices and stories of over 2000 First Nations women and girls of all ages, from all across Australia

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani Community Guide (2020)

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Landmark report - First Nations women and girls

A landmark report on Australia’s First Nations women and girls has been released, with an ambitious, female-led plan for structural reform. 

Wiyi Yani U Thangani—(Women’s Voices)—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020 is a comprehensive, whole-of-life document and the result of over a hundred engagements with thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls of all ages in remote, very remote, regional and urban communities. 

Effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Australian Human Rights Commission submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs 

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to make comments to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs in relation to its inquiry into effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Commission evidence to FASD Inquiry

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for the Australian Government to adopt community led responses informed by targeted investment in research, education, training, diagnosis and treatment to combat Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

The Commission yesterday gave evidence before the Senate Community Affairs References Committee's Inquiry into the effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.