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National Talkblack 260321

We had:

Leah Cameron, Founder and Principal Solicitor at Marrawah Law talking about the recent Australian March 4 Justice. Tens of thousands of people turned out to marches across Australia earlier this week, protesting against the sexual abuse and harassment of women in the country. They were spurred by a recent wave of allegations of sexual assault, centred around Australia’s parliament. The protests were organised, after Attorney General Christian Porter revealed he was the subject of a 1988 rape allegation – which he denies. A separate case – that of Brittany Higgins, an ex-political adviser who alleged in February that she was raped in a minister’s office in 2019 – has also fuelled public anger. Protesters feel the government’s response to the sexual assault allegations has been inadequate.

Mary Delahunty, HESTA Head of Impact talking about how investor collaboration following heritage destruction at Juukan Gorge achieves agreement with Rio Tinto on improved disclosure and governance arrangements. International investors involved in engagement with Rio Tinto on how it will address failings that led to heritage destruction at Juukan Gorge have welcomed the company’s announcement today on new disclosure and governance oversight measures aimed at rebuilding trust with Traditional Owners.

Kristy Masella, CEO of Aboriginal Employment Strategy, community influencer and the Australian Government’s Stop it at the Start campaign supporter talking about the campaign’s launch of it’s third phase. The campaign encourages adults to positively influence the attitudes and behaviours of young people aged 10-17 by role modelling positive behaviour, calling out disrespect and starting conversations about respect. It aims to unite the community around positive actions everyone can take to break the cycle of disrespect, and ultimately, violence against women. Kristy shares her story and message here on NTB.

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