Diving into Boola Bardip is one of many victims of Perth’s snap Covid lockdown last week!
As some heightened Covid restrictions will continue until 14 February, this women-in-science event has been pushed back to Thursday 18 February. By pushing the event back one week, we will create a better, unmasked, experience for everyone involved!
We aplogise for any inconvenience, but as you can appreciate the circumstances causing the delay were outside of our control.
If you have bought a ticket and the 18 February date does not work for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange a refund through Humanitix.
We look forward to seeing you on 18 February from 5.30pm at KPMG. There will be guides on the ground floor to show you the way to the event. If you need additional tickets, they are available from Humanitix.
This will be a night to remember with Dr Lisa Kirkendale, Dr Zoe Richards and Dr Nerida Wilson from the WA Museum sharing stories of their ocean-based research. Their laboratory stretches from the Kimberley to Antarctica and beyond. We will hear what it took to get the best jobs in WA!
Please remember to bring cash on the night for the raffle. COMO The Treasury has kindly donated an overnight stay for two with breakfast, valued at $795 – a fantastic prize. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.
Thanks again to COMO The Treasury and KPMG for supporting Diving into Boola Bardip.
Can you help to seek justice for Stacey Thorne – a Noongar woman murdered in Boddington on 9 December 2007?
To date, no one has been held to account for her horrific murder.
New research has highlighted the differences in the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s and non-Indigenous women’s missing person’s cases.
Aboriginal (First Nations) women in West Australia are at a high risk of murder and as mothers are 17.5 times more likely to be the victim of a homicide.
There is also racism by the criminal justice system, leaving them and their children vulnerable. Perpetrators may offend with impunity. Aboriginal women also suffer high rates of disability linked to this violence they are subjected to.
Dr Hannah McGlade, who spoke at our November club meeting, is coordinating a petition to the WA Legislative Council to seek justice for our First Nations women. It recommends that the WA Government:
Release the 2013 Corruption and Crime Commission report into Stacey Thorne’s murder.
Acknowledge violence against and murder of First Nations women.
Inquire into the deaths and disappearances of First Nations women in WA.
Investigate the media reporting of First Nations women’s deaths.
Commit to addressing structural and systemic discrimination that disadvantages and impedes First Nations women’s access to legal services, victim supports and justice.