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Stories | 28 Sep 2012

The 2012 Deadly Awards held at the Sydney Opera House honoured Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in the fields of art, music, sport and a range of community endeavours.

 Sponsored by the Australian Government Closing the Gap initiative, the 18th annual awards were an evening of recognition, celebration and of achievements.

 Community awards were a focus at the Deadly’s this year, acknowledging the invaluable efforts of those working in health, education, employment and cultural advancement.

Minjaara Atkinson, Rumbalara Football Netball Club, Shepparton, VIC
Stories | 27 Sep 2012

“The club’s been one of our real saviours in the community around having a home to belong to and a place to live in Shepparton.”

Caring for Our Country project officer Neil Morris (centre) with Woka Wolla team members Wayne Baksh and Harry Wilson on the Murray River, VIC.
Stories | 26 Sep 2012

Yorta Yorta Caring for Our Country project officer Neil Morris says he’s living the dream. Neil is working as part of a local team under the Caring For Our Country - Protecting the Ecological Character of Barmah project, which is delivered in partnership with Parks Victoria and the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Aged Care and Disability Services executive manager Lena Morris, Shepparton, VIC.
Stories | 24 Sep 2012

After 18 years of hard work, Yorta Yorta woman Lena Morris said the elders of the Shepparton region in Goulburn Valley, Victoria finally have the aged care facility they always wanted.

Senator Chris Evans, 2012 Charlie Perkins Scholars Krystal Lockwood, Lilly Brown and Kyle Turner with British High Commissioner Paul Madden
Stories | 21 Sep 2012

Are you an Indigenous student preparing for post-graduate studies at Oxford or Cambridge in 2013?

Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two scholarships for Indigenous postg-raduates to study for up to three years at either Oxford or Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom.

Applications for the 2013 scholarship round are now open.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Oxford and/or Cambridge. Applicants must also submit:

Stories | 17 Sep 2012

Indigenous groups across Australia will benefit from funding received through the $25 million Local Solutions Fund.

Stories | 13 Sep 2012

“We’re saying ‘this is what we want for our family’. As we’ve gotten older, we’ve had enough and that’s why we speak out.”

Stories | 13 Sep 2012

It’s so much easier to make decisions when you’re sober and you’ve got a clear head.

Youth alcohol
Stories | 12 Sep 2012

Looks at how our young people are overcoming alcohol and drug problems.

Stories | 11 Sep 2012

Looks at what’s available to help us manage our finances

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