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Announcements | 20 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government has acted decisively to deliver certainty to students at Kormilda College in Darwin by agreeing to provide financial support to keep the school open through 2017.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that based on what was known of Kormilda College’s financial position, the Government had set aside sufficient funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) to ensure the college remained open next year.

Announcements | 19 Oct 2016

A case study report produced by the O’Brien Rich Research Group that focused on six Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) schools found that the strategy’s adaptability was a key to its success.

The report, which focused on sites in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, found that communities were able to adapt the Australian Government strategy to suit local conditions.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the report highlighted the ways the RSAS was helping to improve school attendance.

Announcements | 4 Aug 2016

Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, a day to celebrate and show our support for Indigenous children throughout Australia.

At a time when the spotlight has been firmly shone on the treatment of our Indigenous children, today more than ever is a day to pause and celebrate the significant role culture and family plays in the lives of Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander children.

Announcements | 13 Jul 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 round of the New Colombo Plan scholarships program and close on 29 July 2016.

The program is an Australian Government initiative which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and intern in the region.

It includes scholarships for study of up to one year, as well as internships, flexible mobility grant programs for short and longer-term study, clinical placements, practicums and research.

Announcements | 29 Mar 2016

With the academic year back in full swing, the Department of Human Services is reminding Indigenous students and their parents not to miss out on study assistance.

Announcements | 25 Sep 2015

The successful Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) will be extended for another three years.

Announcements | 25 Sep 2015

Port Adelaide players will act as mentors to Indigenous students in the Barkly region with Federal Government funding for a program to assist students makesmart life choices.

Announcements | 24 Sep 2015

Indigenous students at Kintore will be assisted to attend school through funding for a School Nutrition Programme, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion announced.

Announcements | 21 Sep 2015

Children in communities near Katherine will get a strong start in life with Federal Government funding of over $950,000 for two playgroup projects.

Announcements | 16 Sep 2015

Indigenous students in Central Australia will be assisted to attend school through $1.4 million in funding for a School Nutrition Programme, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion announced.