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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 | 28 Mar 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan is calling for descendants of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palestine campaign to take part in an oral history project.

Announcements | 24 Mar 2017

A repatriation ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last night to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions.

Announcements | 24 Mar 2017

Two new exhibitions at the National Archives shine light on Indigenous Australians at war and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned – Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect and Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present.

Announcements | 23 Mar 2017

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round that will support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July.

Announcements | 8 Mar 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, for me a day to pause and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across the country.

Announcements | 3 Mar 2017

The National Museum is hosting a series of events, including a new exhibit and the launch of a charitable trust, to celebrate the work of artist Albert Namatjira, his community and descendants.

Announcements | 3 Mar 2017

As part of the Australian War Memorial’s focus on Indigenous service, a painting by prominent Aboriginal artist Rover Thomas, Ruby Plains Massacre 1, has gone on display in the Memorial’s galleries.