First Nations Telegraph

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I’ve been reading lots of interesting articles in the online publication, First Nations Telegraph, like the one about an Indigenous designer turning plastic bottles into clothing (29 February, 2016).  That article talks about TJ Cowlishaw, a young woman of Bardi and Chinese descent who is combining dead-stock denim and other products, including a type of polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, to create items of clothing. TJ is a big HIT on the international fashion stage, and is one of many young enterprising Indigenous women going global. Sadly though, there are lots of not-so-feel-good stories that First Nations Telegraph publish. If you’re interested in reading any of their editorials or subscribing to their paper, click here. Source: This cartoon belongs to First Nations Telegraph. We hope they won’t mind us using it, as we’re keen to showcase the great work they do.

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The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) provides whole-of-government leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, coordination and monitoring, and the delivery of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. This includes key policy and program initiatives in the areas of: employment and business development land tenure resolution, housing and land development in remote communities integrated infrastructure coordination and delivery in remote communities cultural heritage cultural capability and engagement Welfare Reform community participation retailing services in six remote locations community and personal histories services.



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ResearchCrowd is committed to closing the gap. Closing the gap refers to a long-term framework that builds on the foundation of respect and unity provided by the 2008 National Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It acknowledges that improving opportunities for Indigenous Australians requires intensive and sustained effort from all levels of government, as well as the private and not-for-profit sectors, communities and individuals. In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) endorsed the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) (PDF), which included 6 key targets: close the gap in life expectancy within a generation by 2031 halve the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five by 2018 ensure access to early childhood education for all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities by 2013 halve the gap in reading, writing and numeracy achievements for children by 2018 halve the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 (or equivalent) attainment rates by 2020 halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and other Australians by 2018.    



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Thanks South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce for promoting the work we do through your Feature of ResearchCrowd on your website! We know what great work you guys do, and really appreciate all of the great support you give us. Check out our Member Feature online!  

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National Anthem

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Thanks Saul, from Roundhouse Creative, for helping ResearchCrowd to get back online after being hacked! And, happy new year everyone 😉 Our last post was about Australia’s National Anthem, which is a topic that continues to spark interest. Check out Stan Grant’s speech, which journalist Mike Carlton tweeted was “Australia’s Martin Luther King’s moment”. And check out the editorial by Stan Grant Snr in the First Nations Telegraph,!1-feb-2016-latest-news/cqka    

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