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Latest news: Winnunga Nimmityjah

ACT election thoughts: Julie Tongs OAM (Winnunga Nimmityjah)

Julie Tongs OAM urges the ACT Government to address systemic issues affecting vulnerable people, particularly the Aboriginal community.

Canberrans urged to get ‘flu vaccines before winter

Emma Davidson MLA got her 'flu vaccine at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service: "Now is the time to think about winter wellness."

Watson health precinct open for public consultation

The Development Application for the $49 million Watson health precinct redevelopment is now open for public consultation.

Julie Tongs calls for inquiry into death in custody

TJ Denniss, a Canberra Aboriginal man, took his own life in a NSW prison on the weekend. Julie Tongs wants an independent inquiry.

ACT Honour Walk recognises six Canberrans

Six new recipients were inducted today onto the ACT Honour Walk, acknowledging "their varied and vast contributions to Canberra"

Without smokes, fire? Concerns over ACT’s tobacco-free prison policy

Smoking will be banned in Canberra’s prison, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, by mid-year, but Julie Tongs OAM is worried.

ROGS: Indigenous overrepresentation in ACT justice system worsening

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 20 times more likely to be in prison in the ACT than non-Indigenous people.

ACT’s $20M response to Aboriginal overincarceration ‘not enough’

The ACT Government will spend more than $20 million to reduce Indigenous overincarceration - but it's too little, too late, Julie Tongs says.