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National Talkblack 281021

We had:

Peter O’Mara, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Faculty Chair, talking about RACGP calls for adequate funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare. The RACGP General Practice: Health of the Nation report shows promise for the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health – but adequate funding for GPs and Aboriginal health services is critical.

Dr John Cook, Monash University Lecturer, talking about how there is almost universal agreement for the link between human activity and climate change among top climate scientists, an international team of researchers has found. A paper published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters, by researchers from Monash University and US colleges Louisiana State University and George Mason University, revealed how scientific consensus on anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming has evolved over the last decade.

Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Hurdman, Program Manager of Djalkiri Foundation talking about transition program gives Yirrkala students a head start at university. A transition program at Charles Darwin University (CDU) is supporting First Nations students from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Land to get a head start on university life. A group of six students who have completed Year 12 at Yirrkala Bilingual School are attending a mixed-mode, block version of the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) that allows for on-country learning as well as on-campus experience supported by Yolŋu peer mentors and academic tutors. The program, in partnership with the Djalkiri Foundation in Yirrkala, aims at supporting the students’ literacy skills and cultural transition to prepare them for their higher education degrees.

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