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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.
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To enable healing, there’s a more effective way to Close the Gap in employment in remote Australia

Mass unemployment is not a result of people choosing to remain on welfare. Attempts to close the “employment gap” ignore the real cause: unemployment is structural, not behavioural.
Aboriginal housing policies should be developed and implemented in close consultation with individual Aboriginal communities. Getty Images

Aboriginal housing policies must be based on community needs — not what non-Indigenous people think they need

The recently announced $250 million NSW budget boost for housing for Aboriginal people, is much-needed. It’s critical this well-intentioned investment does not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Indigenous owners left their mark on the ANU campus in the form of this scar tree. Now the goal is to increase Indigenous achievements in higher education. ANU

For the first time, Closing the Gap has a higher education target – here’s how to achieve it

The tertiary qualifications target requires higher education providers, schools and communities to work together. But higher education can also help close the gap in the other target areas.
Children at Lajamanu, NT, telling sand stories in Light Warlpiri . Carmel O'Shannessy

Talking the talk: fresh Closing the Gap targets require a tailored approach to language

Strong language and culture is listed among the fresh Closing the Gap targets. But, as the latest research on speakers and learners shows, language is fundamental to well-being across the board.

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