National Talkblack 080421

National Talkblack 080421

We had:

Eugene Orwell from the TCIFA – Torres & Cape Indigenous Futsal Assoc talking about their come and try in the Northern Peninsula Area from the 12-14th of April to run social games at the Bamaga Primary campus hall with the aim of establishing regular futsal activity in the community especially for children. The upcoming activity will run on Tue, 13 Apr, 3:00pm – 6:30pm and Wed, 14 Apr, 10:00am – 12:00 noon. For more info:

Bevan Costello, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council member and Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel and John Robertson, Retired judge and Council Chair talking about how latest research by the Council shows that while fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are committing offences overall, those who are, are more likely to receive a sentence of imprisonment. Primarily focusing on the 52,937 unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders sentenced in 321,669 cases in the Queensland courts over 14 years, July 2005 to June 2019, Connecting the dots: the sentencing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland, examines trends and patterns in the sentencing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Sentencing Profile series is available on the Councils website:…/sentencing…

Ross Andrews, Mayor of Yarrabah and Local & Regional Co-design Group member talking about Indigenous Voice Consultations talking about the upcoming Indigenous Voice consultation sessions are coming to Cairns on the 13th of April and Napranum and Weipa on 14 April. The proposals for an Indigenous Voice would provide a way for Indigenous Australians to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improve their lives.

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