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We had:

Stacie Piper, TarraWarra’s First Nations curator, talking about TarraWarra Museum of Art Wilam Biik puts Wurundjeri people in full control of the curatorial process. TarraWarra Museum of Art’s latest exhibition begins with a room that Wurundjeri curator Stacie Piper calls the “Welcome to Country”. The songs of Djirri Djirri, a Wurundjeri women’s dance group formed in 2013 by Mandy Nicholson and her family members, soar through the south gallery.

Donna Burns, Deputy CEO of Healing Foundation, talking about National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse to be driven by consortium of leading expert organisations. Blue Knot Foundation, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation (The Healing Foundation), and the Australian Childhood Foundation are honoured to have been selected by the Federal Government to establish and drive the new National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. The National Centre – a result of key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – was formally announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Parliament today, on the third anniversary of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

Dean Widders, former NRL Player, talking about Travelling Film Festival Cairns comes to Cairns with a First Nations Documentary. For over a decade, NRL players including Dean Widders, Preston Campbell, Timana Tahu and George Rose have been leading the movement for a First Nations Australian equivalent to the haka. Widders faced discrimination throughout his career and for him the ceremony is a way of celebrating Indigenous Australia’s contribution to the game. In 2012, dancer and choreographer Sean Choolburra came on board to help. Working with NRL players, he came up with a series of movements that reflected cultural symbols.

Benjamin Smith, The University of Western Australia world rock art professor talking about Fears pollution will destroy world’s biggest collection of rock art ‘within 100 years’. Scientists around the world say the findings of a new report claiming industrial pollution has no effect on ancient rock art are patently wrong and could have disastrous ramifications.

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