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Thursday Three - 2021 07 29

AAG's Weekly Update - 29th July 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ 2021 NAIDOC Week ‘Must see, hear, read’ list

~ Webinar – EveryAGE Counts – ‘Still on the Job’

~ Top End tales

2021 NAIDOC Week ‘Must see, hear, read’ list

Unfortunately, many 2021 NAIDOC events were cancelled due to the pandemic outbreak.

However, many of you engaged by responding to our request during Naidoc week, 4 -11 of July, for ‘must see, hear, read’ AAG member recommendations of their favourite books, albums, productions etc by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Thanks to everyone who submitted your favourites and ‘must know’ NAIDOC recommendations. Here is a shortlist of what came through – a mix of classics, underground greats and some up-and-coming stars.

Stan Grant – Talking To My Country, Anita Heiss - Am I Black Enough for You?, Ambelin Kwaymullina – Living on Stolen Land, Gary Foley, Tony Birch – Tangled up in Black, Troy Casser Daley – Things I Carry Round (book and album), Bruce Pasco – Dark Emu, Chelsea Watego – Another Day in the Colony

Georgia Lee – Georgia Lee Sings the Blues Down Under, Jimmy Little – The Definitive Collection, Archie Roach - Charcoal Lane, Tiddas – Sing About Life, Thelma Plum – Better in Blak, Briggs – Sheplife, Gurrumul – Djarimirri, Dispossessed – Warpath Never Ended

Jedda - starring 2021 Senior Australian of the Year, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, in the first colour Aussie film, Adam Goodes: The Australian Dream, The Tall Man, Mad Bastards, The Sapphires, Ten Canoes

Big Mob Brekky, Redfern Now, Cleverman, Blue Water Empire, Uncle Jack Charles - Who do you think you are (Episode)

If we’re missing your favourite, please let Ellen know at

Webinar – EveryAGE Counts – ‘Still on the Job’

EveryAGE Counts held a webinar 'Still on the Job, examining some of the latest research on the value of fully including older workers in a diverse, multi-generational workforce.

Robert Tickner AO, EveryAGE Counts campaign Co-Chair and 2019 AAG Conference Keynote speaker, facilitated a lively and engaging discussion with a panel featuring:

~ Mr Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employability Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD

~ Dr Kay Patterson, Australian Age Discrimination Commissioner who also was a 2018 Conference plenary presenter

~ Ms Melissa Grober-Morrow, Director, Thought Leadership – Financial Resilience, AARP

~ Rafal Chomik, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)

Click here to view the recording

EveryAGE Counts is a national, coalition-led campaign (AAG is a founding member and on the Coalition Steering Committee) spearheading a social movement with a challenging goal: to shift social norms and positively influence the way all Australians think about ageing and older people. Click here for more information about EveryAge Counts

Top End tales

The Top End is on many people’s list of places to visit (or revisit). There are many great tales to be had; including adventures from Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine, the Tiwi Islands and of course Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territories.

Following some fun adventures in his tent, AAG CEO James Beckford Saunders, caught up with Judy Ratajec (Chair of the NT Division based in Darwin) and Toni (Board director, based in Maningrida, east Arnhem Land) pictured, to discuss opportunities for the Northern Territories. There is lots happening in the Top End and plenty to learn from the friendly, straight-talking Territorians.

The 2015 AAG Conference in Alice Springs was the first time NT had been the host.

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