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Things that are not my job.
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Things that are not my job.

Guest writer Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman. She works for Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network as a Project Manager and is a freelance writer. In her latest piece, Nayuka stares down the supposedly obligatory roles others try to foist upon her, finding the quiet power in drawing a line — in saying no.

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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls
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New Sub-Fund stands with Aboriginal women and girls

“Chris Friday, as a white Australian woman, is standing up for Aboriginal women and girls, and seeking to contribute to their self-determination and empowerment. This Sub-Fund raises the bar for philanthropic foundations to be purposefully shaped this way.” Leanne Miller, Koorie Women Mean Business and VWT Director reflects on the significance of the Chris Friday Sub-Fund, one of the latest additions to our suite of named Sub-Funds.

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Watch: Tanya Plibersek’s Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016
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Watch: Tanya Plibersek’s Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

Last month Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, spoke to the full crowd at Breakthrough 2016 about the urgency of equal representation across our society. She was one of 100+ speakers who came together over two days at the Melbourne Town Hall to delve into the big issues that will come to define the future of gender equality. As an early holiday gift to you, you can re-live the moment and watch Tanya Plibersek's keynote in it's entirety! For those who couldn't be there, this is the next best thing.

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We Can and We Will: Celebrating Dr. Jackie Huggins AM
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We Can and We Will: Celebrating Dr. Jackie Huggins AM

On a warm evening in late November, a crowd of people stood outside a heavy wooden doorway in the upper levels of the Melbourne Town Hall. Some gently arch their necks in an attempt to peer inside; others politely stood back, listening to the goings on. Sounds continually flowed out from the very full room; the warm banter of speakers and friends, notes from a Tongan Samoan musical number, a cappella singing, the strumming of guitars — and a hell of lot of laughter. This lively gathering was to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Jackie Huggins AM, Indigenous Australian author, historian, teacher, and beloved community activist. It was also her 60th birthday.

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Life, Relationships + Money; Discuss
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Life, Relationships + Money; Discuss

Thurs 24 Nov At Breakthrough, we’re inviting you to join us in the ‘Life, Relationships, Money; Discuss’ workshop to share your thoughts about one of life’s big questions — money. We want to know, what have you noticed about women’s experiences...

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