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Announcements | 24 Apr 2017

Joint Media Release

Attorney-General, Senator The Hon George Brandis QC
Minister for Women, Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator The Hon Nigel Scullion

We are today announcing that the Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in the community legal sector, as part of the 2017-18 Budget.

Indigenous woman with hair pinned back wearing army style clothing.
Stories | 24 Apr 2017

Dolly Gurinyi Batcho (1905-1973), a Larrakia woman from the Darwin area, epitomises the sacrifice of an estimated 6000 Indigenous men and women who, during World War II, served the nation that so often discriminated against them.

An Indigenous woman in grey and white top sits on steps of bus while another Indigenous woman in apricot dress stands next to her. Words on the bus include Challenge Yourself, Believe, enVizion and Be Strong.
Stories | 19 Apr 2017

enVizion, a Cairns-based training organisation, is using innovative methods like virtual reality to inspire and motivate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities to access education and employment training.

Announcements | 18 Apr 2017

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has today affirmed his full support for Ms Susan Murphy in her role as a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC).

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Postcard | 12 Apr 2017

Join the conversation on constitutional recognition - submissions close 8 May 2017. 

Two Indigenous women in dark blue shirts hold or support four Indigenous children, the group stand in front of a brick building mostly painted white with trees nearby.
Stories | 12 Apr 2017

Playgroup WA has developed an approach to early childhood development with the belief that employing local people is more beneficial for educating young children.

Group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people standing in and outside of a green shed with a cross on top.
Stories | 10 Apr 2017

Using material sourced from the local landfill, the Northern Territory community of Manyallaluk came together to build a church so parishioners can worship in comfort.

Announcements | 7 Apr 2017

The Government is supporting celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with $2.5 million in grants for local councils.

Every local council is eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to partner with a local Indigenous organisation for celebrations marking these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).  

The funding is an opportunity for local councils to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation.

Large group of Indigenous young adults and their teachers sitting and standing on a lawn outside a large building and in front of a tree.
Stories | 7 Apr 2017

The difficult choice of what career path to take is made a little easier for 52 Indigenous year 11 and 12 students from around Australia because of the Work Experience Programme - a four day visit to Canberra full of events and activities showcasing the career options within the Australian Public Service.

Announcements | 7 Apr 2017

A new $28 million police station in Wadeye that will support a greater police presence in the community and surrounding districts has been officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today.