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Announcements | 13 Aug 2015

Member for Durack Melissa Price is thrilled to announce educational organisation SHINE, which works with young women who are at risk of disengaging from the education system and society, will receive a massive $450,000 over the next three years to improve education among young women in Geraldton.

Announcements | 6 Aug 2015

FEDERAL Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said $80,000 has been granted over two years focussing on parents or guardians of Aboriginal babies and children aged up to five years in the Glen Innes Local Government area.

Announcements | 5 Aug 2015

The Australian Human Rights Commission encourages all Australians to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day by supporting and promoting the rights of all children.

Indigenous man leaning up against a white van with buildings in the background.
Stories | 4 Aug 2015

In Coober Pedy, school attendance rates have increased thanks to the community working together.

Announcements | 16 Jul 2015

Funding of $1.75 million has been made available to help Indigenous students in Alice Springs improve school attendance and their literacy and numeracy skills.

Announcements | 16 Jul 2015

Funding of $1.025 million has been made available for a program that will see athletes and role-models work with communities to engage young people in school.

Sha-Lane Gibson standing back to back with Rachelle Towart
Stories | 29 Jun 2015

Working hard at school, like 19 year old student Sha-Lane Gibson from Hopevale in Far North Queensland, may lead to you becoming ‘CEO for a Day’ of a large organisation. 

Young Aboriginal girl smiling at camera and other children in background. All are playing on the grass.
Stories | 22 Jun 2015

There was chaos in Kalumburu recently when over 40 students took over the school grounds for Pirate Day as a reward for excellent school attendance. Fortunately for school staff, the pirates’ game of choice was a water bomb fight and no teachers were forced to walk the plank.

Announcements | 17 Jun 2015

An extra 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia will benefit from the Federal Government’s Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), which supports parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher, Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion announced today.

Stories | 15 May 2015

The Arrikininga Shirts of the Tiwi Islands are working hard to ensure local children have the best chance of succeeding in life.