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Indigenous man in a black suit and white shirt standing in front of a backdrop featuring various logos including IDX Indigenous Digital Excellence, Telstra Foundation and National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
Stories | 27 Oct 2017

2017 IDX Award winner Wayne Denning wants more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids to study STEM subjects so they will feel empowered to take advantage of the opportunities that come from those professions. He also wants to remind them that STEM subjects are part of their DNA.

Young Indigenous woman in dark blue uniform stands holding a dentist drill behind a smiling man wearing sunglasses and lying back in a dentist chair.
Stories | 23 Oct 2017

Dual award winner Bria Cusack is on a path to success because of hard work, sacrifice and a passion to improve oral health in Indigenous communities.

Four black whales swim in a blue sea with a rocky cliff top in the foreground.
Stories | 12 Oct 2017

Forty seven students from Yalata Anangu School and Oak Valley Anangu School were recently rewarded for their good school attendance with a trip to the Head of Bight, South Australia, for a memorable whale watching experience.

Large group of Indigenous youth and young adults and police officers sit and stand on a lawn in front of a two-storey building.
Stories | 11 Oct 2017

Profound changes are happening in Redfern and surrounding communities due to Clean Slate Without Prejudice, a program designed to motivate and inspire local young people. It introduces discipline into the lives of participants through early morning boxing and martial arts, language lessons and breakfasts, and excursions to Aboriginal cultural sites.

A young woman stands in a classroom teaching several Indigenous children seated on chairs. In the background are other young adults.
Stories | 30 Aug 2017

Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports has had success in in re-engaging 95 disengaged Indigenous school students using physical activity, well-being activities, a breakfast program and homework groups.

Young Indigenous male child in white and blue striped shirt in front of and to left of similar aged Indigenous girl in dark blue shirt who is in front of another Indigenous boy in same type of shirt.
Stories | 4 Aug 2017

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is an annual event to celebrate our children. Held on 4 August, Children’s Day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, and learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

An adult woman and seven Indigenous youth stand or kneel on a lawn. To the left is a building and in the background a canopy. Some of the youth wear paint in traditional patterns and wear traditional clothing while one holds a didgeridoo.
Stories | 27 Jun 2017

Radiant Life College in Innisfail, Far North Queensland has the highest attendance rate of Indigenous students in Queensland, thanks to the inclusion of Indigenous culture in the curriculum, individualised lessons for each student and the school’s values.

Woman in blue and white blouse sits at small table with craft materials. She holds a baby while looking at a young child in blue shirt working with craft material.
Stories | 16 May 2017

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.

Two adult women and twelve children stand in a room behind a microphone, all wear red t-shirts with a graphic of raised hands.
Stories | 10 May 2017

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.

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.

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