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26 July 2021

Over 150 computers donated for Aboriginal children’s home learning

It's hard enough for school students to learn from home during Greater Sydney's ongoing lockdown. But what if you don't even have a computer? A University staff member has organised a donation drive to rectify this issue for Aboriginal children in need.
08 July 2021

How children can help Aboriginal Elders during lockdown

Mutual caring between Kinship and foster carers and the children in their custody emerged as a silver lining during last year's lockdown, a new report finds.
05 July 2021

What it means to Heal Country

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver reflects on the significance of this year's NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country, for protecting the unique and dynamic environments, sacred sites and cultures of First Nation Peoples across Australia.

02 July 2021

Aboriginal health care from an Aboriginal doctor

Dr Robert Blackley has committed his whole life to helping make things better for Aboriginal people. Having recently graduated from Sydney Medical School at the age of 43, he's only just getting started.

01 July 2021

With research, communities should lead and academics follow

Historically, research was done 'on' communities. A new generation of researchers seeks to reverse this harmful practice. They say the goals of a newer, more beneficial method - community-led research - will only be fulfilled when communities take the research reins.
28 May 2021

Sydney Law School endorses Uluru Statement

The University of Sydney Law School has called on the Commonwealth government to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Australian Constitution, and to establish a Makarrata Commission, as Australia's First Nations People have requested.
07 May 2021

Preventing Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Research from the University of Sydney and current coronial inquests highlight the immediate attention needed into Aboriginal health services for those incarcerated, in order to prevent deaths in custody.
04 May 2021

The next generation of leaders

Alumni Award winners and graduate medallists of 2021 share their University of Sydney experiences and what leadership means to them.
26 April 2021

Shellie Morris awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to Shellie Morris in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to music performance and education, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their culture and language.
23 April 2021

For love of country

As we pause to honour those who are serving and who have served this ANZAC Day, it's also a time to reflect on what serving for this country means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.