Monthly Archives: August 2017

FactCheck: Indigenous $45 Million? No Way!

Indigenous Affairs will not be seeing much of the $45 million spruiked in the budget. In fact they will be lucky to see 5% of that spent on indigenous specific programs, projects, or grants. If this government was as good at spending money in the areas of the budget where this would make the most…
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Indigenous Justice – No Substance

As with all matters in the budget, closer inspection shows that the promises do not deliver on the expectations in indigenous justice. To read the budget leaflet for indigenous families, you would almost think that this was an area of major concern for the government. A drug and alcohol court, extended Throughcare, and investment in…
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Visiting the National Health Co-op

It was with great pleasure that last week I was invited to visit the premises of a National Health Co-op to find out more about this exciting initiative. I was met by the Chair of the Board, Brian Frith, and Blake Wilson, General Manager and Deputy CEO. On first impressions it give the appearance of…
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Not one! Indigenous public housing failures

The lack of indigenous specific or appropriate housing is of grave concern. The Indigenous community in Canberra does not have its own or culturally appropriate public housing, administered or supported by indigenous organisations. What indigenous public housing there once was had been absorbed into the general pool, administered by a non-indigenous organisation. These matters not…
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