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An Indigenous young man and an Indigenous young woman wearing dark polo neck shirts stand each side of a logo which says 'NRL One Community' with an Indigenous design in the background.
Stories | 17 Feb 2017

The NRL was recognised on the international stage for their School to Work Program at the annual Beyond Sport Awards in London.

Aboriginal woman wearing glasses, a dark jacket and scarf covered with Indigenous designs
Stories | 14 Feb 2017

Dr Vanessa Lee tells of her journey from teaching to studying to become a doctor and of being the first Aboriginal woman to graduate from medicine at Griffith University.

Man in hat teaches four Indigenous students in hats and maroon shirts how to start a fire
Stories | 10 Feb 2017

The MacFarlane Primary School in Katherine, Northern Territory increased school attendance by engaging students through the introduction of an Indigenous cultural program which presents subjects such as science and geography from an Indigenous perspective.

Announcements | 27 Jan 2017

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has urged parents in remote communities to ensure their children are ready for the start of the new school year.

“Children in remote communities in the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia are set to return to school next week,” Minister Scullion said.

“We all want the very best for our children and we know a good education is a key to giving them the best start in life.

A group of young Indigenous women and their female supervisor standing near a body of water and trees.
Stories | 24 Jan 2017

A group of schoolgirls from the remote Northern Territory community of Ngukurr travelled to Darwin recently to explore future academic opportunities. The students visited several boarding schools, Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Government House, and met with local Aboriginal women who spoke about their own experiences working towards successful careers and being role models for young women in their own communities.

A man and two women standing in a row, the woman in the centre is holding a certificate.
Stories | 12 Jan 2017

Taryn Oxenburgh has taken some risks and is now reaping the rewards of a successful legal career. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from James Cook University then completed an Indigenous entry program to the Public Service, and was recently admitted to the Supreme Court of the ACT.

Announcements | 10 Jan 2017

With school returning at Gunbalanya today, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said it was a timely reminder of the need for children in remote communities to be ready for school on day one of the new school year.

Minister Scullion commended the community of Gunbalanya for its support and encouragement to get students back to school today. Schools in other remote communities will resume later this month.

"We all want the very best for our children and we know a good education is a key to giving them the best start in life," Minister Scullion said.

Young Indigenous woman standing in front of sign and to the side of a display table for Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways. She is dressed in black pants and a colourful shirt showing Indigenous designs.
Stories | 22 Nov 2016

Studying and living independently in Adelaide was difficult for Kelli Gunter of Ceduna but now her future is looking bright and her goals clear after receiving support through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways project.

Announcements | 10 Nov 2016

Parliament has today passed amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003, to improve support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at university.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that there had been an 85 per cent increase over the last decade in the number of Indigenous undergraduate students enrolled in university. However, retention and completion rates significantly lag behind those of other domestic students.

Announcements | 5 Nov 2016

The Coalition Government will work with the Western Australian Government and other stakeholders, including Indigenous leaders and the local government, to develop a youth engagement strategy for the Goldfields region.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for O'Connor, Rick Wilson, said today an important part of the strategy would be to engage local youths, particularly Indigenous youths, in the mining and pastoral industries.

“This is not about reinventing the wheel,” Minister Scullion said.