Links to other organisations and information that may be of interest.

The Burnside Conversations

NAIDOC week related links

Follow the below link to explore the services provided by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

Anyone is welcome to join any of the following groups:

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association Gathering Place in Hastings    

Nairm Marr Djambana the Frankston Aboriginal Association

Baluk Arts in Mornington 


Dark Emu

by Bruce Pascoe -  Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians.  The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag which Bruce challenges as a convenient lie. 


by Kim Scott -  Described as a masterful novel on the frontier of truth telling. Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place; the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar's descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman.  They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded.  He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife's dying wishes and clense some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations.                                         But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged.

Community Action Plan to tackle Elder Abuse

 Multicultural Calander 2017can be found at:  Eco-shout is a catalyst to action for environmental and social justice and a sustainable future- and anyone who wants to get more involved in their environment and community.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency  Women determined to make a difference to climate change. Domestic violence resource centre Victoria.  Includes helpful instructions on how to change safety settings on your iPhone.

International Women's Development Agency Inc.

Women for Women in Africa. An organisation that works with the women and children who live in Kibera, Africa's largest slum.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, There is a Mornington branch and you can find contact details if you follow the link.

 Hagar  Hagar is a specialist aftercare agency that works with women and children who have survived trafficking and severe abuse in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam.  The Union Aid Abroad- APHEDA is the overseas aid agency of the ACTU. Assists many different communities including refugees and stateless people - and workers who are being denied their rights.

The Global Women's Project.

Dhal for Dollars:  fundraising idea from the Global Women's Project. Dahl-for-Dollars.pdf A charity to educate young girls and protect them from the slave trade. Baluk Arts is a non-profit Victorian Aboriginal arts organisation based in Mornington owned by Aboriginal artists from Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and greater Melbourne.

The Melbourne Period project providing packs of sanitary supplies to homeless women.


Dear Life - on Caring for the Elderly.  by Karen Hitchcock

Making The Cut.  by Proffessor Muhamed Cudrey

The End of Patriarchy- radical feminism for men. by Proffessor Robert Jensen