Aunty Mary happy to accept a helping hand

October 13, 2016

Aboriginal elder Aunty Mary Hooker is encouraging people in New South Wales and the ACT with vision loss to contact Guide Dogs NSW/ACT as soon as possible to avoid trips, falls, isolation and depression. Her […]

WA push to crack down on Hep C and HIV

September 20, 2016

Hepatitis C notifications in Aboriginal people in WA are 22 times higher than in the rest of the population, WA’s Department of Health has warned. The department has launched a campaign to encourage people to look […]

Peak bodies join forces to improve health, social outcomes

September 16, 2016

Two of Newcastle’s key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) and Awabakal Ltd, have formalised an ongoing partnership to improve employment and health outcomes for Indigenous people in the Hunter […]

Deadly7s makes its rugby debut

September 12, 2016

Australian Rugby has launched Deadly7s, an innovative Indigenous Rugby primary schools program that will introduce rugby to more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Delivered in partnership with the Australian Government, the new national program will […]

Hollows camera shines a light on outback blindness

August 18, 2016

The Fred Hollows Foundation is providing a second Diabetic Retinopathy Scanner (DRS) to Sunrise Health Service, the Katherine-based Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, to boost services addressing avoidable blindness in the region. The camera will be […]

Gordon urges corporates to get behind youth clubs

August 17, 2016

While many Indigenous youths have close associations with WA’s famed Police and Community Youth Centres, or PCYC’s as they are known, distinguished West Australian Sue Gordon is looking for closer ties to Indigenous organisations and has urged […]

Drop retirement age for blackfellas, says advocate

July 26, 2016

A petition calling on the retirement age for Indigenous Australians to be dropped to 55 could finally be presented to the federal parliament later this year. Queensland man Brett Nutley has been collecting signatures for the […]

Robyn overcoming barriers to a cancer-free life

June 21, 2016

Aboriginal women are being encouraged to have a free and potentially life-saving breast screen. Through a series of events and activities, community leader and breast cancer survivor Robin Payne will highlight the importance of breast […]

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