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We had:

Alinta Barlow, Member of Ngunnawal Community Language Group following up Michael Ramalli, AIATSIS Deputy Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operating Officer discussing the recent naming of the their building ‘Maraga’, a Ngunnawal word for a strong and robust shield.

Ian Hamm, First Nations Foundation Chairperson talking about how they are on a mission to achieve financial prosperity for Indigenous Australians. They aim to do this via a number of programs, including the My Money Dream program, an online money skills training program, designed by Indigenous Australians, for Indigenous Australians. The program helps First Nations people aged 16 – 60 navigate the financial obstacles unique to their communities, including lessons on money and culture, budgeting, banking, superannuation, insurance, loans and credit, buying a home, buying a car and financial first aid.

University of Melbourne Professor Roger Wilkins who is an author on the report ‘Does Poverty in childhood beget poverty in adulthood in Australia?’ discussing the report. Compared to young adults who never experienced poverty, the research found those who experienced poverty as children, as adults are 3.3 times more likely to be poor, 2.5 times more likely to live in social housing, and 2.5 times more likely to experience financial stress.

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