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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of all ages and backgrounds from across Western Australia (WA) met in Perth last week for Oxfam Australia's inaugural Straight talk regional gathering.
Women from remote communities and country towns joined others from urban areas to gain a better understanding of the political system, and how they could use it in their efforts to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. After workshops on developing strategies and tools for bringing about change, the women met with State Parliamentarians for a breakfast at Parliament House, to discuss the range of issues concerning them.
The regional gathering was one of a number to be held throughout the country this year. Oxfam's national Straight talk event takes place in Canberra each year, and draws female representatives from many locations in Australia.
Source: Oxfam Auatralia
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