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Montage of four pictures featuring an Indigenous man dressed in safety work wear, two Indigenous people in restaurant kitchen, Indigenous woman behind leafy vegetable and Indigenous man in brimmed hat.
Stories | 2 May 2017

Comments are being sought on the draft Indigenous Business Sector Strategy which proposes new initiatives to create a vibrant and thriving Indigenous business sector, including better access to support services, improved access to finance and stronger networks.

Indigenous woman - Sandra Gillman - sits in the cab of a front end loader wearing yellow and blue safety clothing.
Stories | 2 May 2017

Sandra Gillman joined the Community Development Programme (CDP) to develop her skills and gain employment. Through her participation in the Kuranda Amphitheatre upgrade she has found a new career path and new CDP family.

Three Indigenous men covered in traditional paint doing a traditional dance. The following words are shown: NAIDOC Week grant funding now closed.
Stories | 28 Apr 2017

Funding was provided by the Australian Government under the 2017 NAIDOC local grants round to support communities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.

Large group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in a carpeted room facing the camera, some dressed as rangers are holding certificates of achievement.
Stories | 27 Apr 2017

The health and preservation of the Great Barrier Reef is set to increase after the Yuku-Baja-Muliku Rangers gained their Certificate IV in Government Statutory Compliance, giving them the necessary tools and legal support to protect it.

Indigenous woman with hair pinned back wearing army style clothing.
Stories | 24 Apr 2017

Dolly Gurinyi Batcho (1905-1973), a Larrakia woman from the Darwin area, epitomises the sacrifice of an estimated 6000 Indigenous men and women who, during World War II, served the nation that so often discriminated against them.

An Indigenous woman in grey and white top sits on steps of bus while another Indigenous woman in apricot dress stands next to her. Words on the bus include Challenge Yourself, Believe, enVizion and Be Strong.
Stories | 19 Apr 2017

enVizion, a Cairns-based training organisation, is using innovative methods like virtual reality to inspire and motivate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities to access education and employment training.

Two Indigenous women in dark blue shirts hold or support four Indigenous children, the group stand in front of a brick building mostly painted white with trees nearby.
Stories | 12 Apr 2017

Playgroup WA has developed an approach to early childhood development with the belief that employing local people is more beneficial for educating young children.

Group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people standing in and outside of a green shed with a cross on top.
Stories | 10 Apr 2017

Using material sourced from the local landfill, the Northern Territory community of Manyallaluk came together to build a church so parishioners can worship in comfort.

Large group of Indigenous young adults and their teachers sitting and standing on a lawn outside a large building and in front of a tree.
Stories | 7 Apr 2017

The difficult choice of what career path to take is made a little easier for 52 Indigenous year 11 and 12 students from around Australia because of the Work Experience Programme - a four day visit to Canberra full of events and activities showcasing the career options within the Australian Public Service.

Head and shoulders shot of Indigenous man dressed in police officer’s uniform.
Stories | 5 Apr 2017

Joining the Queensland Police Force in 1965, Dr Colin Dillon displayed courage and determination in the face of entrenched racism, not only from other police, but also from his own people who declared him to be a “Sell-out” and “Traitor”. His determination saw him become a role model for other Indigenous people wanting to join the police force and a trail- blazer in breaking down racist barriers.