INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women meet to Straight Talk in Victoria

1 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Victoria will meet in Melbourne today for the state’s first-ever regional Straight Talk, a gathering which supports indigenous women to make positive changes in their communities through political influence.

An estimated 150,000 gather for Close the Gap Day in largest show of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality

20 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The record numbers of Australians showing their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality send a clear message that the community expects Indigenous health to remain a national priority in the lead-up to the federal budget, the Close the Gap Campaign said today.

Australians speak up as record numbers set to gather for National Close the Gap Day

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than 100,000 Australians will hold or attend a record number of events around the country next Thursday (20 March) to remind politicians of their commitment to close the gap on health inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Close the Gap: action on health will lead change

12 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Close the Gap Campaign has called on the Government to continue to prioritise and drive action to ensure this is the generation that ends Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality.

Human Rights and Advocacy Summit targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth

7 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Around 40 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community advocates will come together in Sydney from 10-14 February for a five-day intensive program to develop their skills and knowledge in human rights, indigenous rights and advocacy.

Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services will widen the gap

18 Dec 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Federal Government plans to defund the peak National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services will exacerbate the appalling over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison, Close the Gap co-chair Kirstie Parker said today.

Aboriginal women from Alice Springs gather for some Straight Talking

8 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal women from Alice Springs will converge at Ross River Resort from this Sunday for a Straight Talk gathering that aims to give them a stronger voice and strengthen their skills to bring positive changes to their communities.

Uni students hold ’60s style ‘teach-ins’ for Constitutional Recognition

10 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

University students across Australia will pay tribute to the campus activism of the 1960s as part of the launch of a new student campaign in support of Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Coalition’s cut to Aboriginal legal services a policy mistake

6 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International development agency Oxfam Australia is calling on the Coalition not to cut vital legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, saying it could lead to more Aboriginal people being caught up in the criminal justice system.

Close the Gap must remain a top priority for incoming government

28 Aug 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is urging whoever is elected on September the 7th to ramp up their ambition and build on the long-term commitment to Close the Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.