Writing the new chapters of our history is in our hands

The National Reconciliation Week’s theme for 2022 is ‘Be Brave. Make Change’. This is a call for all Australian to be brave in their daily lives and to tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so all Australians can benefit through an equal and united front.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is one of the oldest continuing cultures and has thrived on this land for over 80 000 years. These communities deserve to have access to the same opportunities. However, they still experience racism, prejudice, and gaps in health, justice, education and employment. National unity will only be possible if we are brave and bold enough to call this out wherever we find it.

TASC is funded by the Queensland Government to deliver the Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS). This free service is available to anyone aged over 60 years and First Nations people aged over 50 years.

If you live in or around Toowoomba or Ipswich , simply visit https://www.tascnational.org.au/services/ or call 07 4616 9700 for a confidential discussion with one of our SLASS  team.

To make a tax-deductible donation and support us in providing community advocacy support, visit www.tascnational.org.au/get-involved/support-us/ and click SUPPORT US!

National Sorry Day

We all make mistakes. But when those mistakes cause harm to others, communication channels are destroyed and relationships are put at risk. An apology cannot undo the past, but through open and inclusive dialogue, we can break down and rebuild those communication bridges and help repair relationships.

It may even be an opportunity to strengthen the relationship.

Every year on 26 May, Australia pauses to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss suffered by the Stolen Generations and share the steps towards healing for the First Australians affected, as well as their families and communities.

If you or your loved ones have been affected by the child removal policies and would like support in your healing journey, reach out to https://healingfoundation.org.au/

TASC National joined Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

According to Cancer Council Australia, almost seven in 10 Australians will survive for at least five years after a cancer diagnosis and in some cancers, the survival is as high as 90%. These success stories are only possible through continued support or donors. As an active member of our Community, TASC National hosted a staff morning tea and raised over $500 towards a good cause. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the morning tea and donated money. Your efforts are acknowledged and greatly appreciated.

Hands Up For First Nations People

First Nations people are disproportionately represented in the justice system, making up 27% of those in our correctional facilities. What’s worse is that First Nations women are 34 times more likely to experience family violence than non-First Nations women in Australia. That is why we support Close the Gap Target 13 to reduce family violence against First Nations women by 50% by 2031.

Do you live in Toowoomba, Ipswich or the surrounding? Are you or someone you know experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation? Call TASC Legal and Social Justice Services on 07 4616 9700 or visit www.tascnational.org.au to see how we can support you.