www.whatsworking.com.au is a website set up by Women for Wik. We are a small informal group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women including academics, writers, Indigenous elders, filmmakers, artists and teachers. Our email list has about 2000 active supporters.
We believe that racism, negativism and disinformation still cloud public debate on Indigenous policies. To help counter this, the website will document the many successful initiatives taken by Indigenous communities throughout Australia as well as listing projects that were working well before they ran out of money or were defunded.
This website will show the wider community what Indigenous communities are already achieving and we believe the examples will be a resource for students, policy makers and all those people who want to do something practical to change the inequities and injustices which still prevail for far too many Indigenous people in Australia.
Larissa Behrendt, Millie Ingram, Darlene Johnson, Marion Scrymgour and Eileen Cummings launched the website at a very successful event on 29 June.
We are already receiving a great deal of support from the Indigenous community, the projects are flooding in and we welcome more examples of Indigenous run and controlled services that are working, as well as those that were working but have been defunded.
Eva Cox, Christine Olsen, Rosie Scott and Pamela Hewitt.