National Talkblack 220121

National Talkblack 220121

We had:

Solicitor, Mikaela French and Practice Manager Alexandra Hohoi from Marrawah Law talking about how Telstra is facing $50million worth of fines for exploiting Indigenous customers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigation found that Telstra breached the Australian Consumer Law after they unethically sold mobile phone plans to 108 Indigenous customers who could not afford them and did not understand the mobile phone contracts.

Michelle Nelson, WA Labor’s candidate for Central Wheatbelt talking about how herself, Cherie Sibosado, WA Labor’s candidate for North West Central and Divination D’Anna WA, Labor’s candidate for the Kimberley will be running in the upcoming Western Australian State Election. She says that ff they are successful in their electoral region it puts Aboriginal presence in a positive position – leading the pathway for our people and community.

Dr Kylie Radford, Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader at the Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) discussing how older Indigenous Australians avoid mainstream health and aged-care services. Research by NeuRA found that 64 percent of Aboriginal Australians aged over 60 only accessed health and aged-care services from Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs). It found that two most important factors for Aboriginal people when seeking health and aged-care services were the ability to relate to their doctor or carer on a cultural level, and to have access to an environment that was spiritually, emotionally and socially safe.

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