STARTING THE CHAT WITH TEENS, KEY TO ONLINE SAFETY

For many parents, carers and educators, the challenge of keeping teenagers safe online is all too real. But mentoring programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are playing their part in helping to set role models for teenagers as they navigate life, including online. The Stars Foundation, founded by Andrea Goddard, provides a mentoring […]

STARTING THE CHAT, AN IMPORTANT PART OF GROWING UP SAFE ONLINE

For Cairns family the Cavanaghs, talking to their kids about how to stay safe online is essential. Parents Lyn and Chris are well aware of the potential dangers of their children accessing the internet and online content. They decided to start the chat about online safety with their children, Marnie (8) and CJ (4), to […]

YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS, SAYS THE TEAM AT AWABAKAL

For more than 40 years, Awabakal has been looking after the health of the Newcastle mob. The New South Wales mid north coast region is home to one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The 715 health check is a preventative health assessment designed specifically to support the […]

PIKA WIYA (SICKNESS NO) SAY THE MUMS AND BUBS OF PORT AUGUSTA

300km north west of Adelaide, the Port Augusta community are passionate about helping their mumsand bubs stay healthy and strong. Pika (meaning ‘sickness’) and Wiya (meaning ‘no’) is derived from the Pitjantjatjara language, one of the many Aboriginal languages spoken in the local area. It’s a fitting name for the Aboriginal community controlled health organisation […]

NEW RESOURCES TO HELP START THE CHAT AND KEEP OUR MOB SAFE ONLINE

New resources have been launched today to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, carers and educators start the chat about online safety. Research shows that more Aussie kids than ever are having negative online experiences, including cyberbullying, unwanted contact from strangers and social exclusion. However, many parents, carers and educators are unsure how to […]

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN ARE BREAKING NEW GROUND

According to the most recent Census survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Construction industry is the third highest industry (equal to Education and Training) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are employed in, but only 10% of those employed are women [1].   Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), Australia’s largest recruitment service for Aboriginal […]

R U OK? LAUNCHES SUICIDE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

Today R U OK? will launch Stronger Together, a targeted suicide prevention campaign to encourage conversation within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Developed with the guidance and oversight of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group and 33 Creative, an Aboriginal owned and managed agency, the campaign encourages individuals to engage and offer […]

ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY TRAINEESHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS PAVES THE WAY FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

Australia’s largest Aboriginal recruitment and Group Training organisation Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) celebrated their 2018 Traineeship and Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony last night in Gadigal Country Darling Harbour, Sydney. The AES Traineeship and Apprenticeship programs are one of the organisations most successful initiatives creating significant contributions to employer workplaces and to their customer experiences. More than […]