WA urged to repeal jail for fines law amid push to free Aboriginal women

[Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian]

Organisers of a fundraiser aimed at releasing up to 100 Aboriginal women who have been jailed for unpaid fines will meet with authorities on Monday to begin clearing the debts in an effort to pressure the Western Australian government to act on a two-year-old promise to change the law.

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Carvings stand tall for Cherbourg's Indigenous soldiers

[Jessica McGrath, South Burnett Times]

Cherbourg craftsman Robert 'Rocko' Langton carved out totem poles for the shire's Anzac Memorial Park to remember those in the Cherbourg community who had served in the war.

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Malgana Aboriginal Ranger Project

[by Elle Gonzalez-Skuja]

The Aboriginal Ranger Program was developed by the State Government to create jobs and training and community development opportunities for Aboriginal people as well as bringing social, cultural and environment benefits.

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Woongal Environmental Services secures first Indigenous contract for the Carmichael mine

[supplied by Adani Australia]

Woongal Environmental Services has secured the environmental monitoring and surveying services contract for the Carmichael minesite, paving the way for Traditional Owners and Indigenous people to gain new employment and training opportunities.

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