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Announcements | 28 Mar 2014

The Australian Government has established a panel to conduct a review into public support for Indigenous constitutional recognition.

Announcements | 5 Mar 2014

Results of the National Indigenous Languages Survey 2 (NILS 2) released today, paint a complex picture of the current state of health of Indigenous languages in Australia, but also show a growing recognition of their value as elements of identity and self-esteem.

Announcements | 14 Feb 2014

The Australian Electoral Commission is calling on all Indigenous Australians aged 16 to 25 to apply now for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP).

Announcements | 12 Feb 2014

“The celebration of the unique connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with country will be recognised in the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) celebrations later this year,” Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said.

Announcements | 7 Feb 2014

Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion have announced the recipients of $2.6 million in funding for new language preservation projects.

Announcements | 6 Feb 2014

Key Indigenous leaders and representatives from corporate Australia have come together for the first official meeting of the Federal Government’s Empowered Communities project.

Announcements | 5 Feb 2014

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion has welcomed a decision by the Federal Court which has ordered the former CEO of an Aboriginal medical service to pay over $1.2 million in fines and compensation and disqualified him from managing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for 15 years.

Announcements | 31 Oct 2013

On 25 September 2013, the Prime Minister announced an open expressions of interest process for the
Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.

This process has now closed.

The Prime Minster expressed his thanks to everyone who submitted expressions of interest.

The Government will announce membership of the Council shortly.

Announcements | 25 Oct 2013

A franchisee of a national household goods rental business has released Indigenous consumers from their contracts following an ASIC surveillance for unconscionable conduct.

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe with Beswick IEO Deanna Kennedy and Minister Nigel Scullion, Hobart, TAS.
Announcements | 20 Sep 2013

The Young Endeavour docked in Hobart today, with Aboriginal woman Deanna Kennedy, from Katherine in the Northern Territory, among the crew who sailed from Melbourne to Hobart.