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Dr Hannah McGlade on the UN Indigenous Rights Declaration and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

09 August, 2020

August 9 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day aims to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population.

It’s also a day to recognise the work of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.Read more ›

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2020 – A series of events

02 August, 2020

At this point in time, you either live under a rock, do not engage in any social media platform or you are busy preparing for the next dystopian fantasy the world will undoubtedly eject itself into. We’ve had a World War 3 scare, a global pandemic, devastating bushfires, destructive uprisings and hornet swarms.… Read more ›

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Kevin Rudd on Diplomacy, Politics & Growing Up

19 July, 2020

Kevin Rudd was 15 years old when he wrote a letter to then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam asking for advice on becoming a diplomat, Gough replied and set Kevin’s life journey into motion.

“[Gough wrote] ‘I really think you should go to university and you should study a foreign language’ so that kind of began the idea,” Rudd tells me over a Zoom call with a smile on his face.… Read more ›

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Racism in modern day societies

07 July, 2020

By Genevieve Whitford

If you ever asked me – I would say unbudgingly that Australia is one of the most hypercritical countries to exist. 

Recently, leaked footage of the murder of an American black man became viral online, which depicted him being suffocated by a white policeman.… Read more ›

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Queer Relationship Allys

24 June, 2020

By Sophie Bruce

So you’re friends with someone in a queer relationship…

I am very privileged as a queer person to say that I grew up around allies, and throughout my life have continued to be surrounded by allies. Sometimes as queer people we avoid the uncomfortable conversation with our straight friends, that there is a good and a bad way to be an ally.… Read more ›

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Join the National Executive: Chief International Operations Officer

16 June, 2020

The Chief International Operations Officer hold primary responsibility for developing and overseeing our International Major Programs and risk management strategies.

 The Chief International Operations Officer is responsible for:

Supervising all major international activities through regular meetings with convenors; Assisting in the development and addition of Major Activities and programs in the organisation; and Developing best practice guidelines for oversight and convening in the organisation.… Read more ›
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