MADALAH Head to Canberra!

MADALAH Head to Canberra!

30 November 2022

MADALAH staff took Head Boy, Oshay Calgaret and Head Girl, Jorjah Walley on a very special trip to Canberra at the end of November!

Our first stop was a lovely catch-up over breakfast with tertiary scholar, Latoya Jones who is supported to attend Australian National University where she is studying both Psychology & Law!

We were then taken to her campus to meet Aunty Anne who runs the Indigenous Program. It was so lovely to see what an inclusive and supportive family they have at Tjabal.

Our next meeting was with our long-standing funding body National Indigenous Australians Agency where we got the opportunity to share information about our program in person and express our gratitude for their ongoing support.

We were also lucky enough to meet the advisors to the Hon Linda Burney MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, Senator Thorpe and Senator Cox who gave us the opportunity to join them and sit in on question time at the House of Representatives!

To end our trip to Canberra, we headed to Parliament House to celebrate the National Indigenous Times turning 20! Minister Burney announced the exciting news that NIT is going Australia wide!

We are incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to meet and catch up with so many wonderful people on this trip. Thank you to everyone for hosting us. It was an amazing experience for the students and staff involved.

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.