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Bishops First Nations

Catholics encouraged to reflect on implications of damning report

Australian Catholics are being encouraged to reflect upon the implications of the latest report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing, with calls for the report to be the starting point for renewed action. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations Politics

Albanese commits to treaty and truth-telling but says it will take time

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says his Government remains committed to truth-telling and treaty, but has cautioned Labor will take time to ensure the national response strikes the right balance. Source: The Age.

Careers Market Employment First Nations

Labor announces $700m jobs program for Indigenous Australians

The Albanese Government will invest $707 million in a new jobs program for remote Australia that it says will deliver 3000 jobs and better living conditions for Indigenous Australians over the next three years. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Opinion

Lessons to be learned from failure of Voice referendum

It’s four months since the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. The result was a disaster for the country and a tragedy for First Australians, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

Appointment Education First Nations

Edmund Rice appoints inaugural director of First Nations education

Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Schools, the largest national network of alternative schools in Australia, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Elizabeth Kupsch as its inaugural director of First Nations education. 

First Nations

Voters back giving Indigenous Australians a say in policy that affects them: Survey

A large majority of voters still back Indigenous constitutional recognition and giving First Nations Australians a say in developing policies that affect them, even after the resounding defeat of the Voice to Parliament, according to a new survey. Source: The Guardian.

First Nations Safeguarding

Picturing the Church’s commitment to creating safe spaces

A new Indigenous artwork that tells the story of Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd and its commitment to creating safe spaces for everyone has been unveiled by ACSL.

First Nations Religious

‘Our commitment to the journey of reconciliation remains steadfast’

Catholic Religious Australia says it remains committed to the “journey of reconciliation” with First Nations Australians following the unsuccessful attempt to enshrine an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution.

First Nations Opinion

NATSICC calls for new way forward after Voice outcome

An unsuccessful outcome to the Voice to Parliament referendum is just another challenge that will be faced with dignity, respect and without losing hope, a statement from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council says.