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People take a selfie after receiving a COVID vaccine at an Aboriginal vaccination Hub in Whalan, west of Sydney. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Images

Getting vaccinated is the act of love needed right now to support the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during the pandemic

There have been many barriers for Aboriginal communities to access the vaccine during the pandemic. Despite this, communities are taking the lead in ensuring everyone gets vaccinated.
Indigenous community members receiving a Covid-19 vaccines at a pop-up vaccination clinic at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image

Whiteness in the time of COVID: Australia’s health services still leaving vulnerable communities behind

Predominantly white perspectives in health practice and policy development can exclude First Nations people in some health services. This is proving evident during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Lockdowns meant First Nations people were disconnected from family for Sorry Business and attending community gatherings. Darren England/AAP

COVID-19 restrictions have left many Stolen Generations survivors more isolated without adequate support

In a survey of Stolen Generation survivors, two-thirds reported a decline in their physical health as a result of COVID restrictions, while 75% reported a decline in their mental health and wellbeing.

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