Indigenous women respond to the domestic violence epidemic on NITV's We Say No More  

[by Hannah Pemberton]


We Say No More panel L-R Marlene Longbottom, Ashlee Donohue, Sandra Creamer, Jody Currie, Dr Vanessa Lee, Rhoda Roberts. Image: supplied

We Say No More invites a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts in family violence to educate the broader community on the current situation faced by First Nations peoples. The panel discuss how we can help address this tragic behaviour and actively become a part of the solution.


Directly after the second episode of See What You Made Me Do, NITV will air this standalone response program where panellists unpack how domestic abuse impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Filmed at the Brisbane Powerhouse Museum with five panellists and a studio audience, revered journalist, artistic director and Bundjalung woman, Rhoda Roberts AO, will host the discussion.


Panellists include Dr Vanessa Lee (Senior Academic in social epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health at University of Sydney), Marlene Longbottom (Academic), Jody Currie (CEO ATSI Community Health Service Brisbane), Sandra Creamer (Lawyer and survivor), and Ashlee Donohue (CEO of Mudgin-Gal Women’s Resource Centre and survivor). Justice advocates Carly Stanley and Keenan Mundine will join as part of the audience.


We Say No More airs at 9:30pm Wednesday 12 May on NITV and SBS On Demand. It leads a suite of programming across NITV that aligns with Domestic & Family Violence Awareness Month and helps raise awareness for the domestic abuse epidemic.


Consultation on Indigenous voice sparks fierce critique

[Ted O’Connor, ABC]

Frustration over government policies such as the cashless welfare card has been laid bare at a community feedback session in the Kimberley on the proposed Indigenous Voice to Parliament and Government.

Protecting Indigenous populations from Covid-19: The Australian Example

[William A. Haseltine, Forbes]

Indigenous populations around the world are more likely to be infected by or die of Covid-19. In countries like Canada and Brazil and in the US, Indigenous people are dying at disparate rates to the general population. However there is one notable exception; Indigenous Australians (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders).

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CIAF to mourn loss of Arone Meeks  

[by Pip Miller]

Arone is remembered as being one of Australia’s most important and prolific contemporary Indigenous artists. His impressive body of work stands as courageous studies into contemporary issues of sexuality, identity, land rights, and the re-telling of cultural stories and lore.