Indigenous Australians

Memorial service to celebrate 'remarkable' life of Dr G Yunupingu

The life of Australia's most prominent musician, Dr G Yunupingu, will be remembered at a service in Darwin today.<p>"The service will be a celebration …

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Parliamentary dinner

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Review

Tony Birch’s latest collection of stories is full of hard lives lived along side-tracks, on back-roads, in cobbled bluestone allies and laneways. The …

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Taking the first step leads to positive changes for Evonne

In the small remote community of Yurrwi, located off the north coast of Central Arnhem Land, and 440 km east of Darwin, community members are taking …

Indigenous Peoples

Hospitals and health groups demand 20 per cent soft drink tax

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks is being proposed by Australia's leading health organisations as part of a tough new strategy to tackle obesity, …

Indigenous Peoples

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Incarceration Debate #JustJustice : Download : IPA releases report on their solutions

“<i>The standard of living of Indigenous Australians fall far short of the standard that the rest of the nation enjoys, many aspects of this</i> …

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Aboriginal news First Nations Telegraph

website<p>https://www.firstnationstelegraph.com/19-september-2017-latest-news<p>Aboriginal news First Nations Telegraph<p>First Nations Telegraph, Aboriginal …

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Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards

About<p>Have you worked on a marketing, advertising, communication or social media campaign that showcases diversity in a creative or innovative way? …

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Minister Scullion: More support for First Australians in Bairnsdale with outreach to Lakes Entrance

<b>Joint media release<br>Federal Member for Gippsland - The Hon Darren Chester MP</b><p><b>More mental health, drug and alcohol support services for First</b> …

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #Obesity : Download #TippingtheScales Report Leading health orgs set out 8 urgent actions for Federal Government

<i>“Sixty-three per cent of Australian adults and 27 per cent of our children are overweight or obese.</i><p><i>This is not surprising when you look at our</i> …

Obesity

ACT first to recognise Reconciliation Day as public holiday

In a first for the country, the ACT will hold a Reconciliation Day public holiday on 28 May 2018.<p>It comes after a bill to amend the Holidays Act …

Indigenous Peoples

$50K repair bill after new road was dug up again

A new road was laid in the remote Indigenous community of Bidyadanga in Western Australia a few weeks before it was dug up to install sewerage — then …

Australian News

10 years of broadcasting the Koori Knockout

As the NSW Rugby League Koori Knockout kicks off its 47th year, it's also celebrating a decade of on-air action.<p>NITV will be at the heart of the …

Indigenous Peoples

Registered for the BSWAT payment scheme? You can now apply for your payment

Did you, or someone you know, register for the BSWAT Payment Scheme? You can now apply for your BSWAT payment. You need to apply for a payment by <b>30</b> …

Indigenous Peoples

Northern Territory Remote Community Grants Open

$2 million in funding opportunities for remote communities in the Northern Territory has opened for application.<p>Two funding programs are a part of …

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Better education outcomes for Indigenous students

Indigenous students face tough challenges in most education systems, but they do so much better in some schools than in others and in some education …

Education

Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation loses in High Court appeal bid

The full bench of the High Court has today decided it will not grant a hearing of the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation’s appeal against the Federal …

Indigenous Peoples

Full-strength Alcohol Pilbara Ban Proposed

Full-strength beer would be banned from bottle shops in every town in West Australia’s Pilbara region under a police proposal.<p><i>The Australian</i> reports …

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Growth for Yunaga

• Singleton earth moving business, Yunaga, successful in receiving $1.82 million Coalition Government investment to expand and grow their …

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#NACCHOAgm2017 Member and Stakeholder Alert : Register now for our Canberra Conference and AGM

There is just 45 days to go till the NACCHO Canberra Members’ Conference and AGM 2017.<p>Please share with your staff and networks to register for our …

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Tiwi Islands life expectancy shoots up, research reveals

Rates of natural deaths have fallen in the Tiwi Islands’ Indigenous community, forming an increasing and progressively ageing population, a recent …

Indigenous Peoples

Aboriginal Male Healthy Futures 2013-2030 Register Now #OchreDay2017 Darwin 4-5 Oct: How can we increase positive outcomes for our mob ?

<i>” NACCHO has long recognised the importance of an Aboriginal male health policy and program to close the gap by 2030 on the alarming Aboriginal male</i> …

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Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country scores Toronto Film award

eing one of 339 films over being screened over the course of 11 days, Warwick Thornton’s <i>Sweet Country</i> has been named the Toronto International Film …

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Indigenous fashion winning artists international and local support

The bright, bold and distinctly Australian designs of Indigenous fashion have always captured attention, but they are now proving to be a lucrative …

Australian News

Advance Australia Fair translated into Ngunawal for the first time, sung at Parliament House

A verse of the Australian national anthem has been translated into Ngunawal for the first time and sung at Parliament House.<p>An ensemble from the …

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Strong & Deadly Partnerships #APAC17

APAC17 was held in Sydney last week and I wanted to provide a quick summary of the sessions I attended for those who couldn’t make it. The first …

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Football benefits Indigenous communities long after the siren

"Football has the ability to build a strong heart and mind, and it is making our kids more disciplined and coordinated with their body skills as well …

Indigenous Peoples

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen 'opposed HIV screening for Indigenous Australians'

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen reportedly failed to take action to stop the spread of HIV in Queensland, believing 'that somehow or other God was punishing …

Torres Strait Islanders

Scientist who claims playing the didgeridoo can stop snoring wins Ig Nobel award

Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honoured at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards.<p>The prizes are the brainchild of Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of …

Science

How Lydia Williams' childhood made her a leader for the Matildas

By her own admission, Lydia Williams was never a natural born leader, rather, somewhat of a battler. The nervous smile that follows every mention of …

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