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Mornington Island School Attendance Officer Leon Roughsey with his grandson Graham.
Stories | 12 Mar 2014

“I’m really happy to come and do this work, being a School Attendance Officer. I like to pick up kids and talk to them and encourage them to come to school.”

David Peachey standing on the beach.
Stories | 7 Mar 2014

Getting a full education and going to school every day can lead to a bright, happy and successful future, not only for you but your community. This is something that ex-NRL star David Peachey agrees with entirely because receiving an education allowed him to pursue and conquer his goals.

Announcements | 27 Feb 2014

“Early data from schools targeted by the Australian Government’s Remote Schools Attendance Strategy shows 604 more students are attending school compared to last year across three state/territories,” Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said today.

Stories | 4 Feb 2014

Proud Indigenous man, AFL superstar and youth mentor, Adam Goodes, received the Australian of the Year Award last week for his anti-racism advocacy and leadership.

Stories | 24 Jan 2014

New television ads encourage parents and carers to make sure children go to school every day in order to realise their dreams for the future.

Announcements | 23 Jan 2014

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today urged parents and carers of children in remote communities across Australia to make sure their kids are ready for school at the start of the first term.

Announcements | 20 Jan 2014

A remote Arnhem Land Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory has taken the bold step of linking school attendance to culture, in a move Indigenous Affairs Minister, Nigel Scullion, says sets a strong example to communities across Australia.

Locals and visitors line up for a BBQ lunch at the community opening of the Mums ‘n’ Bubs clinic
Stories | 10 Jan 2014

Ensuring mothers and their babies get the best health care possible is something that the small Aboriginal community of Kowanyama in far north Queensland prides itself on

Announcements | 20 Dec 2013

The Australian Government today announced a strategy to get more Indigenous children in remote areas back to school from the start of Term 1 next year.

Janet Mardbinda, the first Warruwi School graduate, celebrates at the Northern Territory Open Education Centre graduation.
Stories | 19 Dec 2013

The tiny community of Warruwi on remote South Goulburn Island is celebrating the achievement of Janet Mardbinda becoming the first preschool to year 12 graduate from Warruwi School.