National Talk Black 150324

National Talk Black 150324

On todays National Talk Black via NIRS – National Indigenous Radio Service we have:

Sonja Stewart, Proud Yuin woman and GO Foundation Chairperson, talking about the GO Foundation empowering Indigenous students. Founded almost 15 years ago, by Sydney Swans legends Michael O’Loughlin and Adam Goodes, GO creates spaces for Indigenous students to unlock the power of their identity and culture while at school and university. GO is currently only delivered in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra.

Dr Simon Quilty, CEO of Wilya Janta and Long-Term NT Doctor, talking about how Wilya Janta had welcomed funding and encourages more First Nations involvement in designing remote housing. Wilya Janta is currently working with community and industry to build community-designed homes in Tennant Creek, which will act as a feasibility study for culturally appropriate and climate resilient housing as temperatures continue to rise.

Ben Rolleston, Country Manager for Audible Australia, talking about new research revealing only a third (34%) of Aussies are getting adequate shuteye, with more than half (53%) of Australians, approximately 10.6 million individuals, consistently struggling with falling asleep each night. In honour of World Sleep Day today (15th Mar), Ben discusses the research findings, why a good night’s sleep is so important and how a lack of adequate sleep can impact one’s health.

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