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We had:

Siddarth Shirodkar, Representative from the Strategy & Innovation team, talking about how Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) launched their 2nd Impact Report at an event in Sydney on 6 October 2022. The framework of the report is an innovative initiative designed to provide a baseline for understanding IBA’s external footprint and the ripples of impact from IBA’s activities on the lives of First Nations people in Australia.

Dr Renae Kirkham, Deputy Lead of the DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE: Northern Australia Partnership Menzies School of Health Research, talking about the new study shining light on diabetes epidemic among Indigenous youth. A lack of understanding about diabetes’ remains a major roadblock to caring for Indigenous people living with the condition, a new study based in the country’s north has found.

Linda Berrigan, Director Good Things Foundation Australia, talking about 1 in 4 Australians missing out due to digital inequality. Australians are considered ‘digitally excluded’ when they don’t have the affordable access to devices or digital skills they need to keep up in today’s society. With the cost of living steadily rising, low-income communities will find it even harder to access the technologies they need for equal opportunities, thus further widening the digital divide.

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