A/Prof Rick Macourt

Episode 139

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Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

Rick Macourt is Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Dean, First Nations Strategy and Services in the Faculty of Medicine & Health at the University of Sydney. He is also the founder and Managing Director of First Nations Economics. Rick was previously Director, First Nations Expenditure and Outcomes at NSW Treasury having previously worked in Federal and local government as well as the private and NGO sectors. Rick is currently a Board Member of Black Rainbow and an Indigenous Advisory Committee Member at Siemens Australia. He has published a number of reports, articles and a children’s book on First Nations matters and is committed to supporting the self-determination of First Nations peoples.

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.  Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.

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