First Nations Women Urged and Supported to Enter Federal, State and Local Government
FNELA Project Lead, Ngiyampaa, Wiradjuri and Ngemba woman Ashlee Wone joins CMR's Charles Pakana to discuss the need for First Nations women in government
Understanding the Role of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations
Paul Paton, CEO of the FVTOC talks on CMR about the why, what and wherefore of the Federation and its multiple roles in furthering the rights of all Victorian Traditional Owners and groups.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians Supported for 2024 Local Government Candidacy
With only two Aboriginal Local Government Councillors in Victoria, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) is continuing its YCCC project to help address the imbalance of First Nations people holding political office in local 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
Moving closer to the reality of Victorian Stolen Generations Redress Scheme
Chair of the Victorian Stolen Generation Redress Scheme, Yorta Yorta man Ian Hamm, talks about the scheme's challenges and soon-to-be-announced committee
First People’s Assembly of Victoria pushes forward for truth-telling
"We're committed to getting this right. We're committed to getting treaty right. We're committed to getting truth right." - Marcus Stewart
Superannuation and reflections on the 2020 Federal Budget for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Ian Hamm from the First Nations Foundation talks with CMR about superannuation and the gig economy and the need for more funding for ACCOs from the Federal Government
Victoria’s local government elections – how valid are the candidates’ promises?
VLGA Chief of Staff Steve Cooper returns to CMR to discuss some of the lesser regarded aspects of local government elections - and candidates.
Victoria’s local government elections – so just what’s it all about this time around?
VLGA Chief of Staff Steve Cooper speaks to Connection Matters Radio about the postal voting process for October's local government elections
Local government authority sets up for being accountable to Aboriginal community
After a solid 18 months of collaboration with Traditional Owners and local mob, Banyule City Councils launches a meaningful RAP
What’s Local Government Really all About? An Expert Tells.
Finding out from LGA veteran Steve Cooper some of the harsh - and not so harsh - truths about taking on the role of LGA councillor.
Banyule Invests $10.5 Million in COVID-19 Recovery Funding
Banyule City Council invests $10.5 million in COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support ratepayers, community groups, businesses and disadvantaged