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10 October 2017

Supporting Lidia Thorpe of the Greens

Lidia Thorpe is a wonderful strong Aboriginal woman who is standing for Northcote in the up-coming State by-election.

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02 October 2017

Wellness Dreaming - UPDATE

Wellness Dreaming is a strength-based training program co-designed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people invested in the holistic wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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20 September 2017

Weenthunga Aboriginal Health Education Summit

On 7 August 2017, Weenthunga Health Network led the Aboriginal Health Education Summit, with support from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)...

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09 August 2017

Super Summit - Super Facilitator

"To say the challenge of facilitating in a room full of those with a vast array of knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes is great… is an understatement at best. Greg could clearly articulate the voices in the room while able to provoke thought...

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29 June 2017

Come to Victorian Aboriginal Health Summit

Weenthunga Health Network and VACCHO are hosting a Summit on 7 August at Victoria University, facilitated by Associate Professor Greg Philipps, which aims to strengthen the quality of Aboriginal health education and curricula in Victorian universities.

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24 June 2017

Palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: online resources

Palliative care is provided for someone who is really sick and not going to get better. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients...

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12 June 2017

Cadetship at the Austin

There is an exciting new opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enrolled Nursing Students at Austin Health. It is a cadetship program...

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25 May 2017

CATSINaM Position Statements

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Nurses and Midwives have released a series of Position Statements. These include:

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25 April 2017

Wellness Dreaming

Wellness Dreaming is a strength-based training program co-designed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people invested in the holistic wellbeing...

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27 March 2017

VACCHO Boards and CEO Forum

The VACCHO Boards and CEO Forum was held from the 21st - 23rd February 2017 at the Mantra Bell City, in Preston, Victoria...

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16 February 2017

Annual Report now available

Weenthunga's 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available

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10 February 2017

Nurisng and Midwifery Academics: Health Curriculum Framework

Professional development opportunity: The ‘Nursing and Midwifery Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework’ orientation and consultation workshop (academics only)

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30 January 2017

RMIT Access Program

The Access Program supports students’ entry into RMIT University programs (courses) through an informal interview process...

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19 December 2016

Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

Graduate Women Victoria offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries to female students enrolled in Victorian universities.

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16 December 2016

Working in Two Worlds Forum

Save the date for the Working in Two Worlds Forum on Thursday the 30th of March 2017

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09 December 2016

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying entry level courses in 2017.

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05 December 2016

Weenthunga Annual Report 2015-2016

The Weenthunga Health Network's Annual Report on activities for the year July 2015 to June 2016 is now available.

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29 November 2016

Cultural Safety and Hospitals

Ngarra Jarra Austin Health & Aboriginal Programs Mercy Hospital for Women welcomes you to 'Cultural Safety and Hospitals' Presented by Associate Professor Gregory Phillips.

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22 November 2016

Aboriginal postgraduate nursing and midwifery scholarships

If you are working in a Victorian public or community health service, you may be eligible for a scholarship to support you to do postgraduate study.

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31 October 2016

Flushed

A Coonie could save your life - Comedy Show

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24 October 2016

Aunty Joy Murphy’s New Book

Weenthunga’s Patron Aunty Joy Murphy has recently had a book published "Welcome to Country", along with Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy...

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07 October 2016

Melbourne Cultural Saftey Training

VACCHO’s cultural safety training aims to enhance the health sector’s capacity to improve program policy design and deliver of culturally safe health services to Aboriginal people...

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07 October 2016

Weenthunga Health Day

The health day will provide an opportunity for young First Australian women to participate in a health day to raise their awareness...

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30 September 2016

Bendigo Cultural Saftey Training

VACCHO’s cultural safety training aims to enhance the health sector’s capacity to improve program policy design and deliver of culturally safe health services to Aboriginal people...

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16 September 2016

Founding President

In August Lin Oke flew to Darwin to then drive down to Kalkaringi and join in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Gurindji's walk off the Wave Hill cattle station - which is acknowledged as the beginning of the land rights movement...

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12 September 2016

Indigenous Health Leadership Dinner

Weenthunga Health Network is holding a dinner with the theme of Indigenous leadership to celebrate the work of current and future leaders in Indigenous health, and to mark the fifth anniversary of the network....

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06 September 2016

Reception in Government House

Recently the CEO of CATSINaM Janinne Mohamed arranged with Chloe Shorten for the reception of First Australian women leaders in health at Government House. Weenthunga’s Lin Oke and Steff Armstrong were in attendance...

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22 August 2016

Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering your time here at Weenthunga? We are looking at expanding the services we are able to offer.

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12 August 2016

Bendigo NAIDOC Award Winner

Weenthunga's Stephanie Armstrong wins the Bendigo NAIDOC Aboriginal Recognition Award

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18 May 2016

Launch of the "Women's Talk" Guide

Weenthunga is launching the Women’s Talk Guide at VACCHO on 1 June 2016 and we invite you to join us. “Young Women Choosing Health” is a short DVD. aimed to engage discussion around health careers for First Australian students.

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09 March 2016

Weenthunga Girls Resilience Project - Evaluation Report

The evaluation of Weenthunga's Girls Resilience Program was completed throughout 2015 by Leanganook Yarn, generously funded by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Fund. Read the Evaluation Report here.

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11 February 2016

Seeking / Position available: Weenthunga Network Development Manager

The Weenthunga Health Network is seeking to recruit a future leader for Weenthunga, who over time can assume more of the leadership roles and responsibilities.

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10 February 2016

LAUNCHING THE INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S HEALTH YARNING PLACE

The Indigenous Women's Health Yarning Place on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is now online!

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14 December 2015

Weenthunga Annual Report

Weenthunga's Annual Report on activities for the year July 2014 to June 2015 is now available.

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30 October 2015

Weenthunga Health Network Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will provide a valuable insight into the “Weenthunga model of working” Our Guest speakers will be Nikki Brannigan and Natalie Moxham, Project Evaluators from Leanganook Yarn.

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14 October 2015

Weenthunga eNews October 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-News' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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15 September 2015

Weenthunga eNews September 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an 'e-News' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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02 September 2015

10th September Members Meeting - The Role of the AHLO in Hospitals

Have you registered to attend? The Weenthunga Committee of Management warmly invites you to an early evening meeting on Thursday 10th September to learn more about the vital role of the AHLO. Light refreshments will be offered to sustain everyone after

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15 August 2015

Weenthunga eNews August 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-News" that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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21 July 2015

Weenthunga e-News July 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an 'e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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16 July 2015

Near death experience inspires Indigenous student to study midwifery

Georgia Radford, an Indigenous Student who has participated in our Weenthunga Health Days, has been interviewed by ABC Central Victoria.

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22 June 2015

Weenthunga e-News June 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an 'e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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03 June 2015

Health opportunities grow - Bendigo Advertiser

Weenthunga Health Day - Bendigo 28th May 2015, as written up by the Bendigo Advertiser.

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15 April 2015

Weenthunga e-NEWS April 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an 'e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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27 February 2015

Weenthunga e-NEWS: February 2015

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an 'e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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27 February 2015

Weenthunga Health Network - Congratulations to our new Office Bearers!

The Weenthunga Health Network is very pleased to announce our new Office Bearers. President: Rebecca Crawford; Vice President: Terori Hareko-Samios; Treasurer: Carol Mioduchowski.

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16 February 2015

Lola's New Cousin - a breastfeeding resource

A new book by Luana Towney has been published called Lola’s New Cousin. The book introduces breastfeeding in a friendly, fun and easy to explain way, to young children and their families.

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09 February 2015

Position avaialble: Nurse Coordinator- RCH

Wadja Aboriginal Family Place is seeking a Nurse Coordinator in an exciting newly created role to enhance the delivery of Aboriginal health services at RCH.

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09 February 2015

Position available: RAP Manager Medibank

An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced Reconciliation Action Plan Manager to join our Corporate Social Responsibility team. Applications close 28th February, 2015

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04 December 2014

Aboriginal Metropolitan ICE Partnership - positions advertised

The Aboriginal Metropolitan ICE Partnership in Melbourne is an initiative that aims to increase services and support in addressing the growing ICE related issues impacting our communities. They are currently advertising 9 positions across Melbourne

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27 November 2014

INDIGENOUS ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Rani Lawler, Weenthunga’s President, was recognised as the Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year by Indigenous Allied Health Australia at a Gala Dinner on 25th November

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13 November 2014

Weenthunga's 4th AGM

Come and hear Steff Armstrong speak of “Pay it forward: cultural connection and identity” – the story of young First Australian women, leadership and health pathways.

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03 November 2014

Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency E-Learning Series

The Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency project consists of a series of culturally relevant resources designed to enhance culturally competent communication and overall care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the emergency department.

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15 September 2014

Weenthunga e-NEWS: September 2014

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website. Please Click Here for our September news.

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11 September 2014

Young Women Choosing Health

Listen to Danika’s story as she attends a health day and decides on her health career.

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26 August 2014

Launch of video "Young Women Choosing Health”

On Thursday 4th September at 5.30pm Weenthunga is holding a special Member’s event to launch the video designed to capture the interest of young First Australians and to illustrate good online resources which showcase health careers.

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28 July 2014

Young Trio on Airwaves - Steph Armstrong mentoring

Stephanie Armstrong has been a key support for this young trio who have hit the airwaves on Pheonix FM's "Koori Grapevine".

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28 July 2014

Weenthunga e-NEWS: July 2014

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website.

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27 July 2014

Members appreciated event: Asking THE question.

A great discussion around various perspectives was held on asking “Are you or your child of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage?” on 10th July. Read the report on the discussion lead by Terori Hareko-Samios and Associate Professor John Whyte

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26 July 2014

Research Roundtable Reference Groups

The Lowitja Institute invite you to express your interest in being part of the reference groups that will inform the Rountable Reference Groups.

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25 July 2014

Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare 2015

The Fellowship is designed to support individuals wanting to make a contribution in the area of Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare. Australian Indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: Friday August 15, 2014

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18 June 2014

Discussion: Asking THE question...

On Thursday 10th July come and hear a panel of speakers discussing why it is important to ask "Are you or your child of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage?", and reflect on why so many health practitioners are reluctant to ask THE question.

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12 June 2014

Weenthunga e-NEWS: June 2014

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website. Please Click Here for our June news.

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21 May 2014

Learning to Lead Program and Leading for Results Program

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation & Chief Executive Women are offering 2 bursaries for Indigenous Women to attend short programs in Singapore.

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21 May 2014

Applications for the November 2014 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour

Applications for the Tour open 9am AEST Monday 2nd June for A&TSI university undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their course of study.

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13 May 2014

Weenthunga e-NEWS: May 2014

The Weenthunga Health Network regularly publishes an "e-NEWS' that is forwarded to our members and made available on our website. Please Click Here for our May news.

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30 March 2014

National Close the Gap Day

Rani Lawler, President of Weenthunga, was invited to an historic signing of a Statement of Intent by allied health associations on Close the Gap day.

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30 March 2014

The LIME Network-Indigenous Pathways into Medicine

Indigenous Pathways into Medicine Videos – Available Now!

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17 March 2014

Our Story, Our Time, Our Future - 2014 International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS

2014 International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV&AIDS 17 –19 July in Sydney Key Deadlines: Abstract Submission: 23 March 2014 Scholarship Application: 23 March 2014 Registration: 13 June 2014

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17 March 2014

Big Sing in the Desert 2014 - Sponsor an Indigenous Singer

Donate $30 or more to sponsor a singer from remote Central desert communities to attend the Big Sing in the Desert, 2014.

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17 March 2014

NAHSSS Allied Health Continuing PD Scholarship

Applications open on 2nd April for the NAHSSS Allied Health Continuing Professional Development Scholarship.

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12 February 2014

Working with and Learning from First Australians: Evidence, Stories and Practice Strategies

A Brisbane workshop for Occupational Therapists provided by First Australian and Australian Presenters from Queensland, South Australia and Victoria DATE: Friday 16th May 2014 8.30am – 4.30pm VENUE: Brisbane ATSICHS 55 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba, Qld

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24 January 2014

St Vincents Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Cadetships

Commencing in 2014, there is an opportunity for two nursing students and two allied health students to undertake cadetships at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

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02 January 2014

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers - Indigenous Scholarship Program

AIPT is providing two scholarships in its Certificate III and IV in Fitness to Indigenous applicants. Applications close 15th March, 2014.

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18 November 2013

Weenthunga's Annual Report

Rani Lawler, President of Weenthunga spoke to Weenthunga's Annual Report at the successful AGM on Friday 15th November

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06 November 2013

Weenthunga's AGM 15th November

Weenthunga's AGM will be followed by a presentation by Professor Ian Anderson on the issues confronting First Australians whose appearance is not strongly Aboriginal

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20 October 2013

A workshop for Occupational Therapists

Working with and Learning from First Australians: Evidence, Stories and Practice Strategies - a workshop hosted by the Koori OT Scheme on 6th December

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11 June 2013

Women in Health videos now here!

The addition of Weenthunga's Women in Health videos to this website were celebrated at a special event on 29th May. Val Johnstone was present at the celebratory event to "launch" the web-page.

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13 May 2013

NSW Govenor presents Steff Armstrong with RNRD Fellowship

On Friday night, 10th May,her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Govenor of NSW commended Steff Armstrong, Weenthunga's Health & Education Consultant

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06 March 2013

Donors wonderful support to Weenthunga

Connecting “Cs” through to health project was given over $16000 to facilitate connections between First Australian senior school girls with First Australian and Australian women in health roles, to encourage healthy lifestyles and health career choices

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01 February 2013

Jill Gallagher AO

Jill Gallagher, CEO of VACCHO has had her distinguished service to Victoria's Indigenous community acknowledged with an Order of Australia

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01 February 2013

Jill Gallagher AO

Jill Gallagher, CEO of VACCHO has had her distinguished service to Victoria's Indigenous community acknowledged with an Order of Australia

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06 December 2012

Stephanie awarded Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship

Weenthunga's Health and Education Consultant Steff Armstrong has been awarded this prestigious fellowship in Indigenous health and welfare

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18 November 2012

Great 2nd AGM for Weenthunga

Weenthunga's President Kelli McIntosh spoke with pride at Weenthunga's achievements in this past year.

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30 September 2012

WEENTHUNGA APPOINTS HEALTH AND EDUCATION CONSULTANT

The Weenthunga Committee of Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Armstrong as Weenthunga’s Health and Education Consultant, using grant funds from Towards a Just Society Fund.

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17 August 2012

Weenthunga Health Day: Women’s Talk.

On the 7th August, 20 young First Australian women participated in what everyone said was a fantastic Weenthunga Health Day. Senior students from Broome and Bendigo were joined by First Australian students attending boarding schools in Melbourne.

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25 May 2012

Inspiring read - the Report on Weenthunga's first symposium

A full report has been thoughtfully written on all that was spoken and shared at Weenthunga's symposium LISTENING, LEARNING and COLLABORATING.

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30 April 2012

Listening, Learning & Collaborating

The Weenthunga symposium on the 28th April was a resounding success! A full report and the presentations will be avaialbe soon.

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10 March 2012

Weenthunga Symposium – Listening, Learning and Collaborating

Don’t miss out on this unique symposium! The Weenthunga Committee invites all health practitioners, workers and students interested in contributing to improved First Australian health in Victoria, to its first Symposium in Melbourne on Saturday 28th April

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24 January 2012

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health textbook

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice is currently available free of charge.

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21 December 2011

GRANT FROM HMST TO SUPPORT MEMBERS MEETING IN 2012

Weenthunga has been offered a $13,400 grant from the Helen McPherson Smith Trust towards the costs of members coming to a symposium/planning day in early 2012 as well as the costs of teleconferencing rural and regional members into members meetings.

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07 November 2011

WEENTHUNGA HAS A NEW COMMITTEE

At Weenthunga's AGM on Saturday 5th November the results of the election were announced. The new Committee comprises three First Australians and two Australians. The fundraiser was also successful with almost $2000 donated.

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24 October 2011

COME TO OUR FUNDRAISING DINNER ON 5TH NOVEMBER

Please come to Weenthunga’s fund raising dinner Saturday 5th Nov at 5pm in Northcote. Featuring awesome performances by Denise and Dawn McGuinness, (2010 Deadly Funny winners) and three members from ADJA (meaning skin) Contemporary Indigenous Dance.

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03 October 2011

Nominations to the Weenthunga Health Network Committee of Management

Nominations are now being called for positions on the Committee. The Committee comprises from five to eight Committee members, with no more than two from any health role and there must be more First Australians than Australians.

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01 September 2011

First Australians encouraged to apply for NAHSSS Scholarships

In 2011 the NAHSSS Scholarship supported Aboriginal Health Workers enrolled in formal postgraduate qualifications at the Masters , Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels.

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01 September 2011

Consultations in Melbourne about constitutional recognition of First Australians

Two members of the Panel tasked with leading a broad national consultation to seek views about ideas for recognising First Australians in our nation's Constitution, will be holding public consultations in Melbourne on Monday 19 September 2011 at:

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23 August 2011

Scholarship for First Australian to attend PHAA Conference

The Public Health Association of Australia Victorian Branch is providing three scholarships to support attendance to the 2011 PHAA Annual Conference to be held in Brisbane, 26 - 28 September. The closing date is 5th September.

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03 August 2011

Join in Weenthunga Health Network Meeting

A Weenthunga members’ meeting will be held on Thurs 25th August at 7.00pm in Melbourne.

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24 May 2011

New Aboriginal health e-bulletin

The Aboriginal health e-bulletin is now available on the Aboriginal health website.

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06 April 2011

SCREENING OF ‘OUR GENERATION’ – WHAT THE DAILY PAPERS AREN’T TELLING US

Please come to the Westgarth Cinemas on Thurs 26th May (Sorry Day) to see a screening of “Our Generation” – a film in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community members talk about the devastating impact of the NT Intervention.

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28 February 2011

New Staff Provided Across Victoria to Improve Indigenous Health

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, has announced an additional 38 health staff are being funded across Victoria this financial year, to help close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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21 February 2011

JOIN US!!

Weenthunga is open to everyone in any health role in Victoria who wants to work together for improved health of First Australians

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