National Talkblack 170822

National Talkblack 170822

We had:

Queensland Family and Child Commission Commissioner Natalie Lewis, talking about First Nations children in Queensland being removed from families at a growing rate. Nearly one-in-six Indigenous children in Queensland have been reported to authorities as their over-representation in the child protection system continues to grow, according to data released by the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

Matilda Davis, who works with Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation – BAC as a biosecurity and climate change officer on the World Heritage-listed island, talking about Invasive myrtle rust fungus poses ‘unprecedented’ risk to native trees.

Professor Juanita Sherwood, Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Board, Deputy Chairperson talking about “In Our Own Right: Black Australian Nurses and Midwifes Stories”. National Exhibition. Part 1. For over 35 years, she has worked as a nurse, teacher, lecturer, and researcher to change health and education outcomes for First Nations peoples.

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