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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.

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).

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.

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.

Announcements | 6 Apr 2017

Starting today, the project team for the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade will visit local communities to encourage Aboriginal participation as construction work across the project increases.

Announcements | 5 Apr 2017

The Coalition Government is investing $67.5 million through the Indigenous Student Success Programme in 2017 as part of a $253 million four-year investment to support Australia’s 16,000 Indigenous students to complete their university studies.

Announcements | 4 Apr 2017

 The Coalition Government will invest $1 million to fund land tenure reform and infrastructure upgrades in the Far North Queensland community of Mossman Gorge.

Announcements | 30 Mar 2017

The Australian Government will provide $35.2 million next financial year to continue anti-smoking programs targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regional and remote areas.

Announcements | 30 Mar 2017

The Coalition Government will provide the Northern Territory Government with an additional $70 million to support the delivery of services that will increase community safety in the Territory.

Announcements | 29 Mar 2017

A trial to streamline ABSTUDY claims has seen a halving of processing times and a better start to the school year for Indigenous students.