United Nations Intervention – Full Transcript

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Co-Chair Jackie Huggins delivered an intervention at the United Nations in New York on Thursday 19th April 2018 during the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). This key speech by National Congress comes only days after Co-Chair Rod Little emphasized the need for the Australian…

Closing The Gap ‘Refresh’ Rejigged

The Closing the Gap Refresh agenda stated: ‘Australian governments acknowledge they need to work differently with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.’ Our Redfern Statement called for the government to ‘commit to better engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their representative national peaks.’ More specifically, the recommendation focused on ‘convening regular high…

Commonwealth Games

For sports lovers the Commonwealth Games event is a proud moment. For Australia’s First Nations People the event has the potential to stir mixed feelings. The Games have a history. Formerly known as the British Empire Games, the colonial roots of the Commonwealth Games are undeniable. Protest from First Nations People in this context is…

A ten-year review: the Closing the Gap Strategy and Recommendations for Reset

This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap Strategy with its target to achieve life expectancy (health) equality by 2030. Ten-years after its commencement, it is time to critically reflect on why Australian governments have…