Meet the Mob: Matty Morgan

ABC Newcastle, 18 January, 2016 1:10PM AEDT

Indigenous language, gay rights, and social media – at 26 Gamilaroi man Matty Morgan is packing a lot into life.

He is a young Aboriginal man who’s not afraid to take the lead.

Hosted by Jill Emberson, 1233 ABC Newcastle Mornings presenter, Meet the Mob is a weekly profile of Aboriginal people in the Hunter region of New South Wales.

  • Read more  or listen to interview here


Mother, midwife and sheikh guilty in Australia’s first genital mutilation trial

Sydney Morning Herald, November 12, 2015 – 1:53PM

A retired nurse and the mother of two young girls have each been found guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation in Australia’s first prosecution of an FGM case.

A sheikh, Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact.
All three were members of the Dawoodi Bohra Shia Muslim community

  • Read more from the SMH here
  • Read Guardian Article here



Conversations with CALD women on violence against women and their children

Hearing her voice: Report from the kitchen table conversations with culturally and linguistically diverse women on violence against women and their children

 Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Social Services) 2015

From 24 October 2014 to 12 March 2015, CALD women leaders hosted 29 kitchen
table conversations throughout Australia with women from more than 40 ethnic
and cultural backgrounds to discuss violence against women and their children.
The hosts invited women from their networks and communities and provided a
culturally appropriate and accessible setting, supported by DSS.

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the key issues and some
suggested responses raised by participants in the conversations. The findings of
the consultation process will inform implementation of a National Plan.

Themes from the kitchen table conversations:

  1. Understanding Australia’s laws, rights, cultural norms and new arrivals
  2. Gaining familiarity with and knowledge of support services
  3. Enhancing the availability and accessibility of support services
  4. Resolving immigration status and eligibility for support services and payments
  5. Reducing women’s isolation and promoting community participation
  6. Recognising cultural beliefs and norms about gender and marriage
  7. Building the capacity of community and religious leaders
  8. Raising professional standards in interpreting and translating
  9. Improving police interventions
  10. Engaging and educating CALD men to inspire behaviour change
  11. Recognising the intersectionality of issues for CALD women

Access report (PDF) here: Hearing Her Voice kitchen table report