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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.

Indigenous woman holding young Indigenous girl with colourful painted face and group of people in the background
Stories | 25 Oct 2016

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day gives all Australians a chance to celebrate the important part children play in the make-up of this country now, and in our future, as well as those who support and nurture them.

Announcements | 20 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government will provide the Stars Foundation with almost $2 million to deliver intensive school-based mentoring programmes to Indigenous girls and young women across the Northern Territory.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the investment would help 450 Indigenous girls and young women to reach their potential at school and beyond.

“A positive experience at school and a smooth transition to work or further study helps young women to reach their potential later in life,” Minister Scullion said.

Announcements | 20 Oct 2016

The Coalition Government has acted decisively to deliver certainty to students at Kormilda College in Darwin by agreeing to provide financial support to keep the school open through 2017.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that based on what was known of Kormilda College’s financial position, the Government had set aside sufficient funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) to ensure the college remained open next year.

Announcements | 19 Oct 2016

A case study report produced by the O’Brien Rich Research Group that focused on six Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) schools found that the strategy’s adaptability was a key to its success.

The report, which focused on sites in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, found that communities were able to adapt the Australian Government strategy to suit local conditions.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the report highlighted the ways the RSAS was helping to improve school attendance.

Crows legend Andrew McLeod flanked by new Project Officers, inaugural Crows team member Eddie Hocking (left) and Crow’s SANFL player, Josh Wittwer.
Stories | 13 Oct 2016

The Ready Set Crow program is assisting young Indigenous students from the APY Lands and Far West Coast of South Australia to access pathways to further education through mentoring and scholarships.

Yarralin Remote School Attendance Team: L-R; Simon Campbell, Frances Rosas and Jasmin Campbell (SAO), with Jasmin’s daughter, Ameera.
Stories | 19 Sep 2016

School attendance rates in the remote Northern Territory community of Yarralin have increased thanks to some creative thinking by locals.

Announcements | 16 Sep 2016

The Science Pathways Project promotes science education in remote community schools through on-country projects linking Traditional Knowledge with Western science.