Dharriwaa Elders Group congratulates MinisterAnika Wells' decision to rethink funding of aged care services like DEG. Our June '22 Yuwaya Ngarrali Briefing Paper "Caring for Elders, Community and Culture" explains why we needed her to pause impending changes to CHSP funding. Yuwaya Ngarra-li - the partnership of DEG & UNSW offers this substantial work by Dr Bob Davidson to inform the rethink of aged care by the Commonwealth so that agedcare services deserved by Aboriginal communities like Walgett are supported.
Caring for Elders, Community and Culture: A study of the potential impact of changes to the funding of home care on the aged care services provided by Dharriwaa Elders Group(DEG), by Dr Bob Davidson for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership of Dharriwaa Elders Group with University of NSW, June 2022. The summary of the Briefing Paper is here.
"A community in action: How Walgett is redefining food systems" is a case study we prepared with our Yuwaya Ngarrali partners at UNSW and the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service for the UN Food Summit in October 2021.
It was submitted alongside the wider report produced with another community in Fiji - citation: Rosewarne E1, Hunnisett C1, Bennett-Brook K, Coombes J, Corby C, Leslie G, McCausland R, McKenzie B, Spencer W, Feeny E2, Webster J2. Whose paradigm counts? An Australia-Pacific perspective on unheard voices in food and water systems. Sydney, Australia: The George Institute for Global Health; 2021.
This logo shows the totem animals of the Dharriwaa Elders Group - Elders from three Aboriginal nations. The wayamba (short-necked turtle) for the Yuwaalaraay people, the dhinawan (emu) for the Ngayiimbaa people, and the bawurra (red kangaroo) for the Gamilaraay people. A gidjiirr (Acacia cambagei), an important hardwood tree for medicine and tools, is in the background