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 […]

Congress head earns doctorate honours

December 19, 2017

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Jackie Huggins has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Central Queensland University. CQU Chancellor John Abbott said Dr Huggins was a good example for university staff, students and […]

Lakota looks to pageant as a launchpad

December 13, 2017

When Lakota Morris, 15, got the chance to meet her idol Jessica Mauboy recently, she says she was “the happiest person alive”. Now the high school student from Sydney is reaching for her own dream […]

Customer service top notch at Karijini

November 29, 2017

The customer service at Gumala Enterprises’ Karijini Eco Retreat in Western Australia’s Pilbara has been recognised with a Gohotels.com Outstanding Service Award. The coveted accolade is presented to accommodation establishments that consistently achieve high customer […]

Simpson brothers pave their own paths

November 29, 2017

Bricklaying brothers Beau and Kobe Simpson are building the foundations for strong careers. When the Simpson boys wanted to move to Perth from their home in the West Australian country town of Mingenew to play […]

Gumala’s Jahna Cedar wins top gong

November 1, 2017

The first female executive officer of the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Jahna Cedar, has won the Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award. Ms Cedar is the first traditional owner to take […]

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