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Narelda Jacobs speaks out against Indigenous deaths in custody

Warning: This article includes the names of Indigenous Australians who have died. Indigenous journalist Narelda Jacobs has warned Australians not to “bury our heads in the sand” about Aboriginal deaths in custody as Black Lives Matter protests sweep the world. Tens of thousands flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane last weekend to …

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Black Lives Matter: Stop Black Deaths In Custody QLD & VIC

The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) will this Saturday hold Black Lives Matter rallies in Brisbane and Melbourne to protest Australian Black deaths in custody and to show solidarity with the current struggle against the murder of Black people in the USA. Warning: This article includes the name of an Indigenous person who has …

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Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles wins lifetime achievement award

Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles has been honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 73-year-old Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung man received the honour at the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) in Sydney on Monday night. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, gay man and beloved …

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Major Grant To Fund Research Into Indigenous LGBTIQ Mental Health

A major grant received by the Telethon Kids Institute will be used to fund research into the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ). The $716,000 grant for the Institute was announced in the latest …

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New HIV Diagnoses Up 33% Among Indigenous Australians

More must be done to address rising rates of HIV transmissions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or Australia’s goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020 could be at risk, researchers say. New research published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows rates of new HIV transmissions among Indigenous Australians have risen by …

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Group Announces LGBTI Grant Program

Darwin-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI support group Black Rainbow has announced a new initiative to help prevent suicide in the community. From December 1, the not-for-profit group will offer small grants to members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI community, as part of their “Preventing Suicide Through A Contagion of Love” …

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