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Announcements | 24 Oct 2014

Funding to increase school attendance in Darwin and Palmerston are among 34 projects supported by more than $14.8 million from the Aboriginals Benefit Account.

The GARMA Festival, hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation is Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural event, it’s a spectacular celebration of Yolngu identity and cultural traditions including dance, song, music and art.
Stories | 17 Oct 2014

The Garma Youth Forum, run in conjunction with the main Garma Festival, allows students of all backgrounds to come together and share their experiences and gain a better understanding of each other’s cultures.

Announcements | 13 Oct 2014

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion and NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today praised the Walgett community for coming up with a practical solution to improve school attendance.

Year 6 and 7 students from Palm Island met with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, on their recent trip to Canberra as part of the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s (CFF) Horizons Program.
Stories | 26 Sep 2014

Eight lucky students from the Bwgcolman Community School in Palm Island were rewarded with a trip to Canberra as part of the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s Horizons Program.

Announcements | 28 Aug 2014

Three inspiring Indigenous Australians will undertake study at two of the world’s most prestigious universities after receiving the Charlie Perkins Scholarship in Canberra today.

Announcements | 15 Aug 2014

The Australian Government will provide Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football Clubs with up to $600,000 to run football programmes aimed at improving school attendance across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Congratulations to Elliott School for reaching 90 per cent school attendance after becoming part of the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy.
Stories | 15 Aug 2014

It’s a small town on the Stuart Highway between Katherine and Tennant Creek, but Elliott has become the inspiration for communities around Australia seeking ways to get kids to school.

One of the players from Adelaide's Northern Nunga All-Stars junior basketball.
Stories | 30 Jul 2014

Whether you want to be a sports star or musician, have a family or travel the world, smokes can affect your dreams. Stay off the smokes, achieve your dreams and help make our mob’s future smoke free.

Announcements | 23 Jul 2014

The Australian Government’s School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) will be rolled out in the East Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala at the start of Term 3, 2014.

Staff and participants at the Moree School Attendance Officer training workshop.
Stories | 9 Jul 2014

When it comes to boosting school attendance in New South Wales, communities are keen to share their good ideas with each other.