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How a national Aboriginal health authority used social media to bridge the divide and Close the Gap. “In the lead up to 2013 Federal campaign NACCHO developed a comprehensive social media/Twitter based political campaign built around the simple key message that “Investing in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health makes economic sense”. It was a social media campaign […]

The Portrayal of Aboriginal Health in Selected Australian Media

  One of the factors impacting on the relationship of Indigenous Australians with mainstream society is the way in which the media portray Indigenous people and issues. There is growing research that suggests negative media portrayals in relation to Indigenous Australians perpetuates racist stereotypes among the wider population and that this type of racism has […]

Aboriginal Referendum 1967: Article written in 1966 Colin Cowell Hadfield High Student News

Background to the first article I wrote on Aboriginal issues 47 years ago: Hadfield High School Newsletter 1966 (Northern Suburbs of Melbourne) The referendum of 27 May 1967, called by the Holt Government, approved two amendments to the Australian constitution relating to Indigenous Australians. Technically it was a vote on the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginal People) […]

NACCHO launches new Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands App

NACCHO launches new Aboriginal Health in Aboriginal Hands App The chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) this week joined with the AFL Indigenous All Stars at its International rules training session in Melbourne to launch Australia’s first Aboriginal Health APP. Pictured above: MICK O’Loughlin coach of the Indigenous All Stars and Sydney Swan legend promoting the […]