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National Talkblack 131120

We had:

Mikaela French and Alexandra Hohoi from Marrawah Law discussing the Aboriginal Flag Senate Committee Inquiry. The Aboriginal Flag is a powerful symbol that represents the identity, connection to land and culture of Aboriginal People across the nation. Despite the significant cultural importance, the Aboriginal Flag is the only National Flag that is privately owned, copyrighted and licenced. A Senate Committee was established to look into the Aboriginal Flag’s copyright and licensing arrangements and consider options to allow the Aboriginal Flag to be used freely.

Dr Chris Bourke, Strategic Programs Director at Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association talking about the impact of institutional racism in healthcare and the steps organisations can take to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Dr Bourke has explored this topic as part of Dietitians Australia’s inaugural webinar series for Naidoc week.

Travis Hodgson, Australian Digital Health Agency’s General Manager discussing how this Naidoc Week the Australian Digital Health Agency has proudly joined a network of more than 1,100 corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.

Dr Andrew Rochford, Australian television and radio presenter talking about how the 2019/20 natural disasters and COVID-19 have increased levels of stress, anxiety, depression and are suspected of increasing levels of suicide. He also talks about how people should seek help and reach out to loved ones and let them know what you are going through.It’s ok to say you’re not ok.

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