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  • ALPAC top dog in annual ORIC ratings

    September 20, 2016
    The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation in the Northern Territory has taken out the number one spot in a list of Australia’s top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations. The list, released this month, [...]
  • Cattle boss North looks south for ILC’s future growth

    August 23, 2016
    Craig North, the first Indigenous CEO of National Indigenous Pastoral Enterprises, has taken over the helm of one of Australia’s biggest cattle producers at a time beef prices are booming on the back of tight supply [...]
  • New short stay planned for Kimberley

    August 18, 2016
    A new $21.1 million short stay accommodation facility for Aboriginal visitors to Broome is one step closer after the WA government called for construction tenders for the project. Housing minister Colin Holt said the facility [...]

HEALTH

  • 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 [...]
  • Emma’s cooking up a healthy storm with Crossing locals

    August 23, 2016
    A healthy eating plan in remote Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley is putting a new spring in the step of community members who have struggled with conditions from diabetes to weight gain. Melbourne nutritionist Emma [...]
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  • Ghenoa takes out prestigious Keir Award

    May 10, 2016
    Ghenoa Gela’s work, ‘Fragments of Malungoka – Women of the Sea’ has won her the prestigious 2016 Keir Choreographic Award. The Sydney-based choreographer, a proud Torres Strait Islander, won the sought-after award from three other [...]
  • How to win thousands by dancing the House down

    April 29, 2016
    One of Australia’s most successful Indigenous dance competitions is back this year after a stunning 2015 debut. Dance Rites, the Sydney Opera House’s groundbreaking Indigenous dance competition, has sparked great interest across the country and [...]

BOOKS

  • Remote kids Sydney-bound for literacy day

    September 7, 2016
    Students from three remote schools are in Sydney to launch their new book, The Goanna Was Hungry, as part of Indigenous Literacy Day. The book, a compilation of stories, was written and illustrated by budding [...]
  • Young footballers put pen to paper and Shock ‘Em

    July 13, 2016
    A team of young footballers from Katherine is squaring up to the literary world. The Big River Hawks’ first foray into literature — Shock ‘Em — will be launched at the Hawthorn Football Club in [...]

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  • Burney takes on Bolt in recognition doco

    September 12, 2016
    Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney and controversial commentator Andrew Bolt — worlds apart on the question of whether Australia’s Constitution should be changed to recognise Aboriginal Australians — explore opposing viewpoints in a special to [...]
  • Calling all film buffs and media junkies . . .

    August 31, 2016
    This year’s Open Day at the Australian Film Television and Radio School is the perfect opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start or progress a career in the film, TV and radio [...]
  • Hot off presses, cool fashion mag emerges from remote Australia

    August 31, 2016
    It’s a long way from Paris, but the tiny town of Warburton in outback Western Australia is laying claim to being the most stylish remote community in Australia. For the past 12 years a Warburton [...]

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NATIVE TITLE

  • Rirratjingu vow to fight NLC over royalties claim

    September 12, 2016
    The Rirratjingu people of East Arnhem Land are taking their long-running fight with the Northern Land Council over mining royalties to the full bench of the Federal Court. The Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation said in a [...]
  • Borroloola win big in Territory land claim

    August 23, 2016
    The Rrumburriya Borroloola people in the Northern Territory have won the right to trade as part of a successful native title claim over the Borroloola township — a first for the Top End. At a [...]
  • Ngurra Kayanta get their land

    August 10, 2016
    A native title claim covering approximately 20,000 square kilometres in the south-east Kimberley region of Western Australia has been finalised today with the Federal Court recognising native title on Ngurra Kayanta country. Minister for Indigenous [...]

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  • Dodson tells Garma; we need to value our kids and help them to blossom

    August 3, 2016
    Respect for diversity and difference has to start in Australia’s schools, Labor Senator Pat Dodson has told the annual Garma Festival in the Northern Territory. Senator Dodson said young people needed to be valued and [...]
  • Garma kicks off with focus on education

    June 8, 2016
    Garma 2016 will kick off with a day-long Education Fair to promote the importance of sharing knowledge and a commitment to life-long learning. Yothu Yindi Foundation CEO Denise Bowden described the Education Fair as the [...]
  • Arrow helps Christie’s wishes come true

    June 7, 2016
    Arrow Energy has awarded university scholarships to 20 Indigenous students at five of Queensland’s leading universities. The recipients are the latest members of the Arrow Energy Indigenous University Scholarships program. From medical science or engineering [...]
  • Coal deal stokes Rachel’s ambitions

    April 26, 2016
    An agreement between Wyong Coal and Guringai Tribal Link Aboriginal Corporation (Guringai TLAC) is delivering increased educational opportunities for the NSW Central Coast indigenous community, with the first of four tertiary scholarships being announced. Rachel [...]

LANGUAGE

  • Past and present key to unlocking language mysteries

    April 12, 2016
    Sydney researchers are using century-old survey data to help unlock the locations and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country. The State Library of NSW’s Weemala (“Big Lookout”) Project is an interactive experiment [...]
  • Sydney turns to Gadigal language names

    March 24, 2016
    Historic buildings in Green Square and a network of wetlands in Sydney Park will be renamed with Aboriginal words in a move the City of Sydney hopes will bring our first language back into everyday [...]

APPOINTMENTS

  • Indigenous innovators rewarded for their talents

    September 20, 2016
    Museum Victoria has appointed John Patten to the role of Manager of Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where he will oversee one of the most significant Aboriginal culture collections in the world. Patten comes [...]
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