Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Durack Melissa Price said today a key priority for the Government was to help reduce incidents of self-harm and suicide among Indigenous people.
Work to significantly upgrade a training shed in the Northern Territory community of Minyerri is almost complete, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Community Development Fund.
The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities through the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with funding of $150,000 for community training centre upgrades in Imanpa and Docker River.
Pirlangimpi, on the Tiwi Islands, has reached a significant agreement with the Australian Government to recommence negotiations for a 99-year township lease, opening up economic and home ownership opportunities in the community.
New accommodation for service providers in Fregon in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands has started to generate an income for the community which will be invested in improved infrastructure by the Community Council.