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Announcements | 27 Oct 2016

This October marks the 10th anniversary of the conversation of regular unleaded fuel bowsers in Alice Springs to low aromatic fuel.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, attended the anniversary celebrations in Alice Springs today and thanked all who played their part in the roll out.

Announcements | 24 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government has written to all state and territory governments offering to fund a national roll out of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) – similar to the scheme that currently operates in New South Wales.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has written to state and territory attorneys-general to offer funding for three years to support the introduction of the CNS. The funding offer is contingent on the jurisdictions mandating the use of the CNS and agreeing to fund it after the three-year introductory period.

Announcements | 19 Oct 2016

The community of Bulla, south-west of Darwin, has a new community store, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

This investment expands the range of healthy food options available in Bulla, as well as creating employment opportunities for the local community.

Announcements | 18 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government has started rolling out Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training, with frontline workers in Durack, Western Australia, the first to benefit.

The first of six training workshops to be held in Durack gets under-way today in Meekatharra. Over time, the training will be rolled out to more than 1500 frontline workers in more than 60 remote locations across Australia.

Announcements | 10 Oct 2016

Today is World Mental Health Day – an opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness and promote social and emotional wellbeing.

This year’s theme is ‘Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All’. It recognises the need to equip people with the tools and knowledge to tackle the stigma of mental health and provide basic help.

Amata youth and leaders finding strength and re-connecting with their culture on country in the Musgrave Ranges
Stories | 6 Oct 2016

Over 20 participants in the Community Development Programme have contributed to a successful three day walk through the Musgrave Ranges. The 30 kilometre walk had a positive impact on the young men from the community of Amata as well as the Community Elders and Anangu Mentors who taught and bonded with them.

Dr Peta Miller (Safe Work Australia), Paul Augustin and Thomas Amagula (Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation) at the Safety in Action conference in Sydney
Stories | 5 Oct 2016

The Dhimurru Rangers of eastern Arnhem Land manage a beautiful yet dangerous land and seascape and in order to remain healthy and safe, have devised Work Health and Safety practices which include the Yolngu concepts of Raypirri, Djaka and Ralpa.

Melvin Malbunka, Chairperson of the Mount Liebig Local Authority
Stories | 23 Sep 2016

Remote Mount Liebig community in central Australia was awarded a Special Commendation in the Australian Tidy Towns competition. 

CEPO First Class Constable Shane Blanchard holds a baby kangaroo
Stories | 14 Sep 2016

In remote Northern Territory communities, Community Engagement Police Officers (CEPOs) like First Class Constable Shane Blanchard provide a vital link in the process of building close relationships between locals and the police.

Announcements | 13 Sep 2016

More than 100 indigenous social housing tenants in Wentworth and the surrounding areas have received free plumbing health checks under an annual NSW Fair Trading community-focused program.

NSW Fair trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said the annual plumbing health checks program provides plumbing inspections and repairs for remote communities with limited access to licensed tradespeople.