CMR Focus: Community

Right across Victoria, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities are marching forward in solidarity to reclaim their independence and self-determination. In many cases they are doing this despite adverse social conditions and trans-generational and lived trauma.

Connection Matters Radio commits to reporting on as many of these positive stories as possible. In this, CMR is helping to break down the walls of ignorance and show new light on the reality of our people across the State of Victoria.

Community Stories

Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Kerri-Lee Harding – A Proud Aboriginal Voice in Australian Media for 25 Years

Proud Bindal, Juru and Koa woman Kerri-Lee Harding - SBS/NITV Executive Producer of Radio and Podcasts - talks on Connection Matters Radio about the importance of Aboriginal voices in Australian media.
Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Unfurls its Flag of Sovereignty and Unity

Taungurung Land and Waters Council unveils the first Traditional Owner flag of sovereignty in Victoria.
University of Melbourne embarks on project to gauge COVID-19 impact on Victorian Aboriginal community

University of Melbourne embarks on project to gauge COVID-19 impact on Victorian Aboriginal community

Led by Gunai, Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara man, Alister Thorpe, Lecturer in Indigenous Health, the University of Melbourne appeals for survey responses from across the State
Victorian Local Aboriginal Networks – ensuring First Nations local issues are heard by State Government

Victorian Local Aboriginal Networks – ensuring First Nations local issues are heard by State Government

While the Federal Government ignores a First Nations voice to government, the Victorian Local Aboriginal Networks forge ahead in Victoria
Statewide gathering of Aboriginal men aimed at support and identifying opportunities

Statewide gathering of Aboriginal men aimed at support and identifying opportunities

Dardi Munwurro Community Development Manager Coree Thorpe talks on Connection Matters Radio about the forthcoming statewide Aboriginal men's gathering event
New mental health and wellbeing app developed for First Nations by First Nations

New mental health and wellbeing app developed for First Nations by First Nations

Black Dog Institute launches innovative mental health and wellbeing app designed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people
BLAKitecture sheds light on Traditional Owner influences on modern design and architecture

BLAKitecture sheds light on Traditional Owner influences on modern design and architecture

Palawa woman, architect, lecturer and BLAKitecture curator Sarah Lynn Rees talks about Traditional Owner voices in design and architecture.
Aboriginal creative and strategy agency Little Rocket builds success during coronavirus lockdowns

Aboriginal creative and strategy agency Little Rocket builds success during coronavirus lockdowns

Gurindji man John Burgess talks to CMR about how his business adapted to coronavirus and grew!
Korin Gamadji Institute continues its support for emerging young Aboriginal leaders through COVID-19

Korin Gamadji Institute continues its support for emerging young Aboriginal leaders through COVID-19

The KGI Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership program goes online to continue engagement with young emerging Aboriginal leaders
Another Aboriginal business avoids disaster. Pivots, refocuses and moves forward with success.

Another Aboriginal business avoids disaster. Pivots, refocuses and moves forward with success.

Ainawan man and founding director of Jarrah Integrated Services talks on CMR about the journey from near disaster to new opportunities
Mob in uniform – sharing some common sense safety advice for the summer months

Mob in uniform – sharing some common sense safety advice for the summer months

Wurundjeri and Yorta Yorta woman, VicPol Acting Sergeant Melissa Peters urges community to practise common sense during Summer
National Indigenous Story Awards 2020 – it’s time to get the submissions in for judging

National Indigenous Story Awards 2020 – it’s time to get the submissions in for judging

Wurundjeri and Yorta Yorta man Nathaniel Andrews gives a judge's perspective on the National Indigenous Story Awards 2020

Vic. Local Government

Aboriginal involvement in the Victorian Local Government sector

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Treaty and Truth

Victoria's progress towards Treaty/ies and Truth-telling

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Community

Positive stories from our Victorian communities

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