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Announcements | 30 May 2017

Eye diseases and vision problems are common long-term health conditions experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, welcomed the release of a report that looks at the effectiveness of national eye health programs.

Announcements | 16 May 2017

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, announced three new sites for the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant, or women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child.

Announcements | 11 May 2017

The Australian Government has continued its commitment to provide better health services for Indigenous Australians with a funding boost in the Federal Budget.

Announcements | 7 May 2017

The Close the Gap campaign calls on the Federal Government to prioritise Indigenous health in its May 2017 budget.

Announcements | 5 May 2017

A high-level Roundtable discussion, held on May 3 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide in Darwin, Northern Territory, emphasised the need for local, Indigenous controlled responses to the escalating rates of suicide in the community.

Announcements | 28 Apr 2017

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement this week of a new trial aimed at reducing rates of incarceration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Announcements | 24 Apr 2017

We are today announcing that the Turnbull Government will make a further significant investment in the community legal sector, as part of the 2017-18 Budget.

Announcements | 7 Apr 2017

A new $28 million police station in Wadeye that will support a greater police presence in the community and surrounding districts has been officially opened by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today.

Five Aboriginal people and one non-Aboriginal person are standing in front of a remote airfield. In the background is a small airplane.
Stories | 31 Mar 2017

The Galiwinku Night Patrol team recently went beyond the call of duty, working dusk to dawn seven nights a week helping to contain a recent spike in fuel sniffing within their community.

Announcements | 30 Mar 2017

The Australian Government will provide $35.2 million next financial year to continue anti-smoking programs targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regional and remote areas.

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