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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 | 16 Sep 2016

The Science Pathways Project promotes science education in remote community schools through on-country projects linking Traditional Knowledge with Western science.

Announcements | 8 Sep 2016

The Coalition Government is partnering with the Adelaide Crows AFL club to deliver the Ready Set Crow Project to help Indigenous children from remote South Australian communities attend school in Adelaide and develop pathways to further education.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said today the Government would invest $300,000 in the Ready Set Crow Project to build on the success of the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) in South Australia.

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. 

Announcements | 5 May 2016

The Australian Government and universities have worked together to develop the Indigenous Student Success in Higher Education measure to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enrol in university, improve their university experience and complete their studies. 

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.