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Announcements | 28 Feb 2017

Additional culturally appropriate counselling will be available for Indigenous women in Adelaide’s outer northern and outer southern suburbs who are experiencing domestic violence, thanks to a $217,000 grant from the Turnbull Government.

Seated on a large swing chair, an Indigenous woman dressed in black plays a guitar while an Indigenous man in red top and grey pants plays a large bongo drum.
Stories | 24 Feb 2017

Since joining the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Tasmanian Kyle Stone, has gone from living in an intensive residential support unit for four years, to living in an ordinary suburban home – and started playing the drums!

Announcements | 21 Feb 2017

New funding of $27m for child and maternal health programs and primary health care will help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children healthy and ready to learn when they start school and ensure they are properly immunised.

Announcements | 16 Feb 2017

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to Ms Janet Inyika, a highly respected and influential Indigenous elder from the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands who recently passed away.

Announcements | 10 Feb 2017

Today we announce the appointment of Judge Matthew Myers AM of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.

A group photograph of eight members of the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA).
Stories | 8 Feb 2017

The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) is providing high quality, accessible and culturally relevant support to Indigenous prisoners and juvenile detainees at the Darwin Correctional Centre and Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre, from initial contact with correctional services until successful reintegration with the community.

Announcements | 23 Jan 2017

The Coalition Government’s Critical Response Service, successfully trialled in Western Australia over the past year, will be expanded into the Northern Territory and South Australia in 2017 as part of a national roll out of the initiative.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, who announced the expansion of the initiative in Groote Eylandt today, said the Government was investing $10 million over three years to roll out the service nationally. It will be progressively expanded into jurisdictions beyond WA, SA and the NT from 2018.

Announcements | 9 Dec 2016

The community of Gunbalanya in the Northern Territory has a newly-refurbished community store, thanks to a $4.6 million grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

This investment expands the range of healthy food options available in Gunbalanya while creating employment opportunities for the local community.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, congratulated the Gunbalanya community and the Adjumarllarl Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) on the store officially being opened today.

Announcements | 6 Dec 2016

Joint media release
Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

Today, the Turnbull Government has released a consultation draft of terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.

The consultation draft is being released now to ensure all interested persons and groups, in particular those from Indigenous communities, can have a full opportunity to provide their feedback on the terms of reference.

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.