July 31, 2018

2018 Indigenous Philanthropy Award

The 2018 Indigenous Philanthropy Award is for current achievements from funding initiatives that advance Indigenous communities, support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and promote reconciliation in Australia.One of the purposes of the Awards is to acknowledge recent outstanding work in philanthropy.

Indigenous organisation Woor-Dungin and the Australian Communities Foundation have won the Indigenous Philanthropy category at the 2018 Philanthropy Awards for their outstanding Criminal Record Discrimination Project.

The lauded program aims to reduce the ongoing negative impacts faced by Aboriginal Victorians due to the unregulated disclosure of, and inappropriate reliance on, the old and irrelevant criminal records given to those taken under the Children Welfare Act until 1992.

Executive Director of Woor-Dungin, Christa Momot was honoured to receive the accolade.

“It is wonderful to receive this award as it recognises the hard work and hundreds of voluntary hours contributed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people committed to achieving self-determination for Aboriginal Victorians,” she said.

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