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Mallee District Aboriginal Services Not Afraid to Lead the Victorian State Government on COVID

Mallee District Aboriginal Services Not Afraid to Lead the Victorian State Government on COVID

CEO of the Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS), Palawa woman Jacki Turfrey, has never been afraid of doing this tough. When it comes to protecting her community in the North West of Victoria against COVID, even government guidelines were sometimes in the firing line.
Barkindji Warrior – Shantelle Thompson, OAM: Three Times World Champion, Abuse Survivor and Dedicated Mother of Five

Barkindji Warrior – Shantelle Thompson, OAM: Three Times World Champion, Abuse Survivor and Dedicated Mother of Five

Barkindji, Ngyampaa and European woman Shantelle Thompson is a survivor of sexual abuse and severe post-natal depression, a three times world champion and OAM recipient. She talks to Victorian Aboriginal News of her struggles, hopes and plans.
On Solid Ground: The Five Year Strategic Direction and Foundation for VACCHO

On Solid Ground: The Five Year Strategic Direction and Foundation for VACCHO

With two years of working with partner health organisations to combat COVID-19, VACCHO CEO Jill Gallagher takes time out to yarn about the five year strategic direction and plan for the peak health organisation.
Victorian Aboriginal Businesses Recognised at Inaugural Kinaway Awards

Victorian Aboriginal Businesses Recognised at Inaugural Kinaway Awards

Forget COVID-19 lockdowns and business closures. Aboriginal businesses across Victoria are recognised for excellence in multiple categories by Kinaway Chamber of Commerce.
Karen Milward: The Crucial Roles of Aboriginal Gathering Places in the Community

Karen Milward: The Crucial Roles of Aboriginal Gathering Places in the Community

Chair of the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Yorta Yorta woman Karen Milward provides a valuable insight into Mullum Mullum and the crucial roles played in the community by Aboriginal gathering places.
Really Good Radio. Troy Benjamin Takes it to the Masses in a Strictly PG Format

Really Good Radio. Troy Benjamin Takes it to the Masses in a Strictly PG Format

Presenting radio (and video) in manner that's interactive and definitely family friendly, Troy Benjamin took the bull by the horns and started his own brand - Really Good Radio.
Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. A Force Behind Aboriginal Business Growth Across Victoria

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce. A Force Behind Aboriginal Business Growth Across Victoria

Kinaway CEO Scott McCartney talks openly on CMR about the growth and sustainability of Aboriginal businesses across Victoria.
Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Paul Paton, CEO of the FVTOC talks on CMR about the why, what and wherefore of the Federation and its multiple roles in furthering the rights of all Victorian Traditional Owners and groups.
A Visit to the Aboriginal-Owned Cooee Cafe in Rosebud

A Visit to the Aboriginal-Owned Cooee Cafe in Rosebud

In Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, Aboriginal-owned and -operated Cooee Cafe keeps its doors open for business despite a disastrous environment for the catering and hospitaility industry.
Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Proud Bindal, Juru and Koa woman Kerri-Lee Harding - SBS/NITV Executive Producer of Radio and Podcasts - talks on Connection Matters Radio about the importance of Aboriginal voices in Australian media.
Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Land and Waters Council unveils the first Traditional Owner flag of sovereignty in Victoria.

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