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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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Climate change: a long term issue but are you ready for 30 June 2018?

Two and a half years on from the Paris Climate Accord, investors are increasingly demanding transparency on climate related risks and opportunities.

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Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship: Insights from the Census

It’s been a decade since the 2008 apology to the stolen generation and it’s fitting the 2016 Census results confirm a rise in the number of Indigenous business owners, both male and female.

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Standing in the Gallery: 10th Anniversary of Parliament’s Apology to The Stolen Generations

Parliament’s apology to The Stolen Generations wasn’t a single, stand-alone event. It was – at minimum – a seventeen year journey of difficult, heartfelt, honest conversations involving millions of Australians

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Are you ready to go public about modern slavery? Time to get prepared

The introduction of modern slavery regulatory reporting in Australia will help those entities, that have not considered their human rights risks

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Sensemakers, changemakers and storytellers: three critical friends for navigating stakeholder relationships

Anticipating and responding to stakeholder issues in a way that will strengthen your relationships and protect your social licence requires a shift in perspective.

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Human Rights and the financial risk of climate change a low priority for Australia’s top companies.

Corporate responsibility (CR) reporting is now standard for large and mid-cap companies across the world – but Australia’s performance is plateauing, and needs to improve

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How is it that we end up buying stuff made by slaves?

Few of us knowingly buy products or services made by slaves. Yet we do so every day.

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The gift of Makarrata offers opportunity to create a bridge between an ancient past and a hopeful future

At the Garma Festival on the weekend, Galarrwuy Yunipingu spoke of the “right (of Indigenous peoples)to have a voice”. On the International Day of Indigenous peoples, are we ready to listen?

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Imaginary beasts, carrots and sticks, climate change is not a dream. Will the Finkel Review wake us up?

The Finkel Review is well and truly out and the protagonists are limbering up for a tedious sequel to the climate war. Chi Mun Woo argues why we need more than discussion on climate change

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Connection to Indigenous culture told through stories #NAIDOC2017

Connection to culture is extremely important to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In NAIDOC Week we share Amanda’s story

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Climate change is real and no announcement will bring it to a sudden and permanent halt

Do not make the mistake of thinking that any one presidential decision will bring global climate action to a sudden and permanent halt. It will not. It is too late for that. The world is still moving towards a zero net carbon future and we all need to be ready for that.

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If we are to progress towards reconciliation we need to feel safe, vulnerable and brave

The theme for National Reconciliation Week is “let’s take the next steps”. An important concept. However, Andrew Olsen argues it is wishful thinking to believe we can focus on moving forward without recognising and addressing the current issues of our Indigenous peoples.

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