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Indigenous male holding a medal.
Stories | 30 Nov 2016

Zibeon Fielding of Mimili in the APY Lands was part of a group of twelve Indigenous men and women, members of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), who ran the 2016 New York Marathon. Prior to the founding of the IMP, no Indigenous man or woman had completed any major international marathon. Today Australia has 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander international marathoners.

Announcements | 28 Nov 2016

Prime Minister, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash

Today, parliamentarians from across the political divide have come together to link arms in a historic display of support for the No More campaign that aims to end domestic and family violence in Indigenous communities. 

Founded by Indigenous leader Charlie King, the No More campaign also aims to foster a greater appreciation of, and respect for, women. 

Indigenous woman sitting in a wheel chair.
Stories | 24 Nov 2016

Stella, a proud Indigenous woman born and raised in Alice Springs, is the face of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tennant Creek.

Announcements | 18 Nov 2016

Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, today announced an independent review into remote Indigenous housing to explore practical and innovative solutions to address the inadequate conditions and supply in remote Indigenous housing.

“Overcrowding, homelessness and poor housing conditions in remote Australia remain unacceptably high,” Minister Scullion said.

“This is despite significant investment from successive governments, including through the former National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH).

Announcements | 14 Nov 2016

Joint Media Release

The Turnbull Government is today officially opening a free legal advisory service for people engaging with the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

The Australian Government has provided $1.1 million for the Children in Care and Youth Detention Advice Service, which is being delivered by the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.  

Announcements | 10 Nov 2016

Joint Media Release
Minister for Health and Aged Care
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care

The Coalition Government today released the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) report, Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us.

Announcements | 8 Nov 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will benefit from innovative projects to tackle smoking, through new grants awarded to seven organisations under the Australian Government’s $116.8 million Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.

Announcements | 28 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government has today announced a further $25 million investment in a range of measures to reduce the violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children had a devastating impact on communities and families.

Announcements | 28 Oct 2016

The Turnbull-Joyce Coalition Government has announced an additional $1,362,148 will be provided to Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit through to June 2018.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the funding came out of the $92.7 million the Coalition had allocated over four years to 30 June 2018 to ensure such legal services continued their important work.

Announcements | 27 Oct 2016

Joint Media Release
Attorney-General, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC

Today I announce that I will ask the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to examine the factors leading to the over representation of Indigenous Australians in our prison system, and consider what reforms to the law could ameliorate this national tragedy.