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Maranguka Justice Reinvestment in Bourke: landmark report demonstrates economic impact of $3.1 million

This is the first ever report of its kind in Australia, assessing the substantial economic impacts of investing in justice reinvestment and supporting communities to lead the solutions.

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“The good news is, I’m getting better”. A mental health story of courage and resilience

I grew up with a mum who suffers from mental illness. Maybe it was a sign of the times but my family and I weren’t educated on mental illness, and so it went undetected for too long.

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Creating an LGBTIQ-friendly Corporate Family. Something to celebrate on Wear it Purple Day

Corporate support for the LGBTIQ community is a mainstay of many firms now, including KPMG. But for the LGBTIQ community, uncloseted acceptance in the workplace is still a relatively new phenomenon.

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Not even a change in Prime Minister can stop progress on modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Bill is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain.

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Responsible investing or best returns? You can have both

All businesses, and therefore all investments, have an impact on people and the planet, both positive and negative. Responsible investing seeks to minimise the negative effects generated by business and promote positive impacts, ultimately delivering a healthier economy, society and environment and underpinning a stronger investment outcome.

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Reach for the stars with trained minds and skilled hands: Reimagining tertiary education in Australia

In a report published today written with Andrew Dempster and Mark Warburton, I argue we need to move away from the binary division between higher education and vocational education and training.

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KPMG Senate Submission: will public reporting change the modern slavery conversation?

Last week the new Global Slavery Index (GSI) figures were released. It would be easy to feel complacent from our Australian vantage point, however, the raw figures should give us all pause.

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Inspirational Aboriginal women: #NAIDOC2018 #BecauseOfHerWeCan

NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrates the contribution Aboriginal Women make to our culture. Strong, influential and at the forefront of change.

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Identifying risk is at the heart of the new Australian modern slavery legislation

Thousands of companies in Australia are going to have to consider how they manage the risk of modern slavery in their businesses after Minister Hawke introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to the floor of the Federal Parliament today.

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Indigenous business has a fascinating past and a promising future. Don’t keep history a mystery.

For many Aboriginal people this year’s Reconciliation Week theme of ‘Don’t keep history a mystery’ will allow them to exhale and release so many stories embedded into their existence. I…

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Strutting the streets with Indigenous mentoring

Learning Australian history in a classroom is one thing, but hearing the stories of the oldest continuous surviving culture in the world is entirely another.

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Reconciliation needs quality education available to everyone and a strong connection to culture

What an achievement it would be that one day, all Australian children can wake up with the same chance to reach their potential, regardless of their race, location or economic status.

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Learning about my own history and culture by mentoring Indigenous kids

When I was at school, Australian history started with Abel Tasman in 1642 and Captain Cook in 1770. From our text books these were the “civilised” people who “found” our country – although I always wondered how something could be found if it wasn’t technically “lost” in the first place.

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