Social Gradients in the Health of Indigenous Australians

Researchers worry soot may have damaged rock art in the Blue Mountains, similar to these stencils in Red Hands Cave. Indigenous communities and archaeologists fear thousands of historic Aboriginal sites and artefacts have been damaged — or destroyed — by fires that have ravaged Australia. These places are essential for understanding the movement of people in Australia and hold huge value for Indigenous groups. Since September, conflagrations have razed more than million hectares of vegetation, mostly in the eastern states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria — one of the largest events on record. These sites show where people lived and how they moved across the landscape over tens of thousands of years, and have helped researchers understand the development of Aboriginal cultural practices, such as making rock art or carving canoes and shields from tree bark. Researchers are yet to do a formal assessment, but Manne says thousands of Aboriginal sites will have been affected by the fires. The association is now calling on the government to conduct assessments of cultural sites as part of its fire recovery plans. Roberts is concerned about several culturally rich regions that have been subject to extensive fires, such as parts of eastern Victoria in the lands of the Gunaikurnai people.

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Indigenous legend Michael Long has issued a call to supporters attending the Darwin game between Essendon and Richmond to bring an Aboriginal flag to the ground as a protest, while Carlton hero Eddie Betts said the flag issue needed to be resolved, with the iconic image made freely available. Former Senator and Olympian Nova Peris has been lobbying the Federal Government to exempt the flag, which is classified as a Flag of National Significance, to be exempt from copyright laws.

Available to all frontline community health and wellbeing, mental health, family support, education and youth services workers alike, the WellMob website has been overseen by the University Centre for Research Health UCRH in Lismore. Led by Indigenous experts with extensive guidance and input by advisory and reference groups made up of Indigenous Elders and community members from Larrakia Darwin , Kaurna Adelaide and Bundjalung Lismore NSW nations, the website brings together apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media, online programs, and other websites, all with a focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Widjabul Wiyabal woman Sharnie Roberts from the staff development and training team at WellMob said the website is a one-stop-shop where workers can feel confident to find and share valuable online wellbeing resources with their clients and customers. The national award is for an unpublished work in the category of Indigenous Junior or Young Adult writing, and is named in honour of the late Daisy Utemorrah: an Elder of the Wunambal people, award- winning poet, author, community leader, educator and one of the founders of Magabala Books.

She is a co-founder of Blackfulla Bookclub on Instagram, a platform that honours First Nations Ancestors as the original storytellers, and is currently a criminal defence lawyer…. Hunter wrote songs that spoke to the experiences of many First Nations people, particularly those of the Stolen Generations and young Indigenous women. In , she was the first Aboriginal woman to release a solo album with a major label — Thoughts Within. The awards, usually celebrated at a spectacular star-studded concert under the stars in Darwin were forced to go completely….

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Recent archaeological evidence led by Flinders University in collaboration with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation supports the Aboriginal occupation of the Riverland area in South Australia for 29, years. Radiocarbon dating at ANSTO using accelerator mass spectrometry was used to acquire the ages of mussell shells from middens. In the first comprehensive survey of the area, one of the oldest Indigenous sites along the River Murray in South Austalia was discovered.

The shells — remnants of meals eaten long ago — capture a record of Aboriginal occupation that extends to around 29, years, confirming the location as one of the oldest sites along the km river to become the oldest River Murray Indigenous site in South Australia. Other dates returned from additional Aboriginal sites in the region relate Aboriginal people to an ever-changing river landscape, and provide deeper insights into how Aboriginal people responded to these changes.

The period represented by the radiocarbon results brackets the Last Glacial Maximum when climatic conditions were colder and drier, and when the arid zone extended over much of the Murray-Darling Basin. The river and lake systems of the basin were under stress during this time. In the Riverland, dunes were advancing into the Murray floodplains, river flows were unpredictable, and salt was accumulating in the valley.

The ecological impacts witnessed during one of the worst droughts on record, the so-called Millennium Drought from late extending to mid provides an idea of the challenges Aboriginal people may have faced along the river during the Last Glacial Maximum, and other periods of climate stress, researchers concluded.

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Thank you for your support of and participation in National Reconciliation Week We thank our long-term allies and supporters who have walked beside us for decades and all of the new ones who walked with us this year. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians — as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Literally millions of Australians look for love or lust online. Dating app Tindr, boasts 15 per cent of Australians use its services. Poole says it’s something that she felt was needed in uniting people who share the same culture, values, ideals and dreams. In the three years since the group was created, Aboriginal Connect has been steadily growing in numbers and now hosts almost 5, members, a number that rises daily.

With many singles looking for love online, a Facebook page is helping connecting likeminded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Poole who runs the group with the help of three other admins, says the good thing about the page is that it is inclusive, respectful and people are up front about what they are looking for.

I do hear about quite a few friendships that have evolved via private messaging, but not all of them as some people prefer to be discreet! The members that are married also make it clear that they are here for the yarns. Poole says that members give overwhelmingly positive feedback and appreciate the space to connect. This is evident when looking at the page’s feedback. Poole says that she knows of many relationships and friendships that have formed as a result of meeting on the page.

I also know of a few failures as the members who break-up tend to come back to my group and begin their search for love again.

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There are comparatively high levels of Indigenous representation in Australian state and territory parliaments, but none in the current federal parliament. The proposed National Indigenous Representative Body is unlikely to change this situation. A possible response is to consider dedicated Indigenous representation in Parliament.

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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Cook is often credited as the first European to discover Australia. Every year Australia Day, held on January 26, is the focus of huge controversy and debate. While many Australians see it as a chance to celebrate the country’s lifestyle, culture and achievements, typically through barbeques and public events, the date is not a happy one for Australia’s Indigenous people.

On the 26th of January , Governor Arthur Phillip raised the British flag at Sydney Cove, beginning the long destruction of Indigenous people and their culture. In recent years there has been a call by left-wing groups to move the date to a less controversial day.

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So you’re looking for love, just like millions of other Australians. But where exactly should you be looking? Do free online dating sites offer a good service at the right price? Our investigation looks at key things like price, privacy, and demographics and found that online dating scams are rife, and some privacy policies and terms and conditions are riddled with disturbing provisions. Free sites can be a good, low-commitment way to start, but they do come with strings attached: often, you can’t access full profiles or all the features of the site which is the case with eHarmony.

Some free sites can be quite light-on in the details department so you have to make a dating decision almost solely on appearance Tinder is notorious for this.

Engaging with Indigenous Australia—exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Engagement involves Indigenous agency and decision making, acknowledges that, to date, engagement has been at a ‘very broad’ level, but it.

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