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Jewish-Indigenous Course Opens New Doors for Collaboration

July 15, 2021

By Shane Desiatnik An inaugural and interactive online Jewish-Indigenous learning program that featured expert panellists from both communities has proven a great success, with between 30 to 60 participants tuning in every Thursday night throughout June. Called Beit Sefer Yalbalinga, the series was co-hosted...

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Meet Yvonne Weldon. Candidate for City of Sydney Lord Mayor

July 12, 2021

By Queenie Colquhoun Yvonne Welcome recently announced that she will run as an independent candidate for the City of Sydney Lord Mayor, making her the first Indigenous Australian to do so. Urban Village’s Queenie Colquhoun spoke to Yvonne about her goals and motivation in...

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Yvonne Weldon on NAIDOC Week in the inner-city

July 04, 2021

By Daniel Lo Surdo Unfortunately for Yvonne Weldon, the COVID-19 outbreak means that she will be forced to observe NAIDOC Week this year much the same as the last: indoors. Dreary aesthetics aside, Weldon contends that no lockdown could dampen the community spirit that...

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Yvonne Weldon Announces Candidacy for Lord Mayor

June 29, 2021 woman Yvonne Weldon has announced her independent bid for the Lord Mayor of Sydney, making her the first Aboriginal Australian to run for the position. Weldon says Sydney is the best city in the world but it’s at a crossroads with young people...

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Newsletter: It's been a busy week

June 27, 2021

Sydney Sent Back into Lockdown  The next couple of weeks are going to be tough. All of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong are now in a full lockdown in a bid to stamp out the state's escalating coronavirus outbreak....

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Yvonne Weldon in the Race to be Sydney Lord Mayor

June 23, 2021

CHAIR of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council Yvonne Weldon is hoping to become the first Aboriginal Lord Mayor of Sydney. Ms Weldon said she will bring the same audacity, creative energy and fierce optimism to Town Hall that her Great Aunt, Mum Shirl,...

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Yvonne Weldon on the truth about Aboriginal incarceration, racism in Australia and how we can instigate real change

May 31, 2021

By Yvonne Weldon. Nov 9, 2020. In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, Australians are confronting the uncomfortable truth about Aboriginal deaths in custody and incarceration. Yvonne Weldon argues that instigating real change goes beyond reconciliation...

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