The Bleeding Obvious
We deeply appreciate the opportunity given by the Red Cross Society at Sydney University to deliver their inaugural address as part of Humanitarian Week and to have it broadcast by the ABC’s Radio National on their Big Ideas program.
“The hope was to help non-Indigenous people have some deeper feeling for the extraordinary gifts to be found in traditional Indigenous cultures and to feel that something positive really is really possible” Don Palmer said.
“We sincerely hope that individuals working in governments feel that there are realistic options to current ways of delivering services which will allow Indigenous people the chance to fully participate in our national life and to enjoy the riches of our common wealth.”
The Malpa Project works in collaboration with indigenous communities in the area of health in which there is a particular disparity between the outcomes for indigenous and non-indigenous people. Through this lecture we hoped to share our experiences and advocate for creative and collaborative action which will lead to positive sustainable change in the health outcomes for indigenous Australians. This can only be achieved through developing real partnerships.
The full audio of the lecture can be found on the Big Ideas website.
A full transcript of the speech can be downloaded here.
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