Forrest honored as NAIDOC elder

July 11, 2018

Western Australia’s longest serving Indigenous academic, Professor Simon Forrest, has been honored by being named Perth’s male elder of the year. Professor Forrest, of Curtin University, was recognised for his dedication and commitment to making […]

Eye expert breaks down unseen barriers

June 26, 2018

Kristopher Rallah-Baker has become Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist after the formally completing his training. The Queensland doctor has been based with Lions Outback Vision — the outreach arm of the Lions Eye Institute in Western […]

Kids’ inspiring tales win recognition

June 13, 2018

When Jacob, 13, from Darug land in Western Sydney, was invited to share a story about making a positive choice, he didn’t have to look any further than his school yard. Jacob told of how […]

Indigenous achievers awarded across Oz

June 13, 2018

Awards season is well and truly here — with big prizes handed out in Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales in recent weeks. In WA, elder and nurse Gail Allison was recognised in the […]

Trailblazing Gail is the nation’s top nurse

May 16, 2018

Gail Yarran, a Ballardong and Wadjuk woman from Quairading in Western Australia, is Australia’s top nurse. Ms Yarran has taken out the HESTA Nursing and Midwifery Award for 2018 Nurse of the Year. The HESTA […]

From adversity to nursing’s highest honour

May 2, 2018

Indigenous nurse Gail Yarran is in the running to be named Australia’s best nurse. Ms Yarran, of the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation in East Perth, is one of four finalists in the national […]

Trailblazers up for top WA awards

May 2, 2018

One of Australia’s best didgeridoo players, the granddaughter of a footy legend and a prominent Kimberley businessman are among the Indigenous finalists in the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards. Thirty-two finalists have been […]

Deadly Dion has designs on top honour

January 24, 2018

Three Indigenous people who are leaders in their individual fields are among the eight finalists in this year’s Australian of the Year Awards. They are National Rugby League player and Indigenous mentor Johnathan Thurston, Njamal […]

Solid finish for Ayers Rock grads

December 19, 2017

Twenty-two Indigenous trainees and 12 leaders have graduated from a training academy at the award-winning Ayers Rock Resort. The owner of the resort, government entity Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, said the National Indigenous Training Academy […]

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