Several long-term unemployed Aboriginal people in Tasmania, after being given full-time work as part of the National Broadband Network, have demonstrated an increase in confidence and self-esteem as well as the ability to engage with others and take responsibility in the work place.
Each year we celebrate National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 Referendum and the Mabo High Court decision.
The Coonamble Pre School in Western NSW has adopted a holistic approach to early childhood, involving nutrition, occupational therapy and youth leadership to ensure local children get the best start in life.
Corrina Ross is a young Aboriginal woman from Palm Island in Queensland who was worried she would have to leave home to get a job. But thanks to the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP), Corrina gained the skills required to get a job to stay on Palm Island and contribute to her community’s future.
The Nalderun Project is a creative and unique approach to engaging at risk Indigenous kids through culturally appropriate learning and has led to increased school attendance of students in primary and secondary schools in the Castlemaine area of country Victoria.
Record summer rains have greened the desert, turned salt pans into lakes, created breeding grounds for thousands of water birds from the Western Australian seacoast, and added to the duties of the Punmu Rangers of the Western Desert.
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.