When we compare First Nations people and non-Indigenous Australians in Australia on a range of life indicators, there’s a devastating disparity. These statistics reveal something deeply wrong in our nation – an injustice towards First Nations people that began with colonisation and is ongoing today. Despite this injustice, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia are thriving and proudly reviving, protecting and celebrating their cultures and identities. And yet, discrimination and prejudice towards First Nations people seems hardwired into our society’s very DNA. So how did it start and what can we do about it?
We've brought together an entire collection of stories and articles that take a deep dive into the origins of these injustices and their ongoing impact – The Wound in our nation.
Australians Together Learning Framework
Designed to reshape the narrative for all Australians the Learning Framework aligns with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority and AITSL Standard 2.4. Explore and discover below.
Why do many First Nations people in Australia experience disadvantage and injustice?
Discover our curated collection of stories, articles and statistics that expose the injustices at the heart of our nation.
Tell stories that many Australians have never heard.
Immerse yourself in stories and articles to understand the connection between our nation’s past and present.
Examines why this is relevant to every Australian.
Browse articles and stories that explore the ways we’re all connected, and what this means for us as Australians, collectively and individually.
Why is culture so important?
Dive into stories and articles that explore the significance of culture and its role in building a better future together.
How can I respond respectfully and meaningfully?
Find inspiration in stories and articles that show even little steps can lead to big change when we do things together.