Indigenous communities are reworking urban planning, but planners need to accept their history

Nearly 80% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia live in urban areas but cities often exclude and marginalise them. Urban planning and policy have been central to this, and the harms can be seen in key moments and processes that have shaped Australia’s urban environments. Today, Indigenous people continue to be seen … Continue reading Indigenous communities are reworking urban planning, but planners need to accept their history

A radical & successful approach to working with Indigenous communities | Denise Hagan | TEDxBrisbane

Traditional western models for 'helping' Aboriginal communities don't work. By turning these models upside down in favour of building authentic relationships and on-the-ground community engagement, Denise Hagan and the Puuya Foundation are empowering a remote Aboriginal community in Cape York, Australia, and delivering successful, life-changing programs. Denise Hagan works at the complicated intersection where the … Continue reading A radical & successful approach to working with Indigenous communities | Denise Hagan | TEDxBrisbane

A prevalence study of children with imprisoned fathers: annual and lifetime estimates

Abstract In Australia, data are not routinely collected on the parental status of prisoners, so there are no official nationwide figures and few State‑based figures. The current study uses data collected in Queensland over a six‑month period to estimate how many Queensland children, in one year and in their entire childhood, experience paternal imprisonment. Additional … Continue reading A prevalence study of children with imprisoned fathers: annual and lifetime estimates

A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

THIS PAPER EXAMINES A CASE STUDY OF A NORTH QUEENSLAND Aboriginal community which is trying to come to grips with a number of problems threatening its social order. In response to community unrest and high levels of juvenile offending, the council closed its canteen in April 1991. However the sly grog trade increased. Later in … Continue reading A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

There are hopeful signs from a number of sources that the “get tough on crime” approach is working, with politicians promising the era of more prisons and longer sentences has had its day. Movements such as Justice Reinvestment – redirecting money earmarked for prisons to address disadvantage in communities prisoners come from – is one … Continue reading Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

Locals benefit from jobs created by rabbit-proof-fence fix

BOB “Mangoes” Mongoo grew up with the rabbit-proof fence, regularly travelling alongside it to find food. The Wajarri man was raised near Mt Wittenoom in the Murchison, rugged red country about 250km north-east of Geraldton. The earliest sections of the fence were erected nearly 90 years before he was born. To him, the rabbit-proof fence … Continue reading Locals benefit from jobs created by rabbit-proof-fence fix

The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)

The aboriginal culture of Australia, includes a large number of tribes inhabiting the oceanic continent before the arrival of the white man. But all that rich culture is doomed to survive in stocks in which its people are destined to extinction. In this episode one of the elders that preserve aboriginal culture will show the … Continue reading The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)