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Announcements | 3 Mar 2017

As part of the Australian War Memorial’s focus on Indigenous service, a painting by prominent Aboriginal artist Rover Thomas, Ruby Plains Massacre 1, has gone on display in the Memorial’s galleries.

Young Indigenous man wearing grey t-shirt standing beneath a tree and holding a cardboard cut-out of Australia featuring a dot with an arrow to the words Tennant Creek.
Stories | 2 Mar 2017

For the last five years, 22-year-old Sean Bahr-Kelly has spent his time travelling the Barkly Region in the NT, capturing and sharing the stories of its residents.

Announcements | 21 Feb 2017

Australian Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers has urged young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to get cracking on their application for the 2017 National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP).

Announcements | 9 Feb 2017

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is proud to announce the induction of the 1899-1903 Fanny Cochrane Smith Tasmanian Aboriginal recordings into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

Announcements | 9 Feb 2017

I congratulate Ms June Oscar AO on her appointment today as the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

Announcements | 9 Feb 2017

Reconciliation Australia’s biennial Australian Reconciliation Barometer has been released today, providing a snapshot of views on the relationship between First Australians and the wider Australian community.

Indigenous woman dressed in black prepares multiple food dishes on stainless steel bench with fellow chefs in the background.
Stories | 7 Feb 2017

Seven Aboriginal Certificate III Hospitality students from TAFE Western Wilcannia have returned from the Kambarang food festival in triumph, where they not only built their skills for future employment, but showcased their passion for food to some of the world’s best chefs.

Announcements | 30 Jan 2017

Applications are open for the 2017 National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP).

The NIYP is a week-long leadership program for Indigenous Australians aged 16 to 25, to be held in Canberra in May 2017.

Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers, said this is a golden opportunity to learn about government and leadership directly from the people making decisions that affect Indigenous communities.

"The AEC will bring to Canberra 50 young Indigenous Australians, six from each state and territory and two from the Torres Strait Islands," Mr Rogers said.

Announcements | 21 Jan 2017

The Australian Government has paid tribute to Mr Jerry Stephen Snr, a distinguished Torres Strait Islander war veteran who passed away last month. Mr Stephen Snr was believed to be the oldest surviving Torres Strait Islander veteran from World War II.

Announcements | 6 Jan 2017

Joint media release
Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and the Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, have paid tribute to Ms Margaret Lawton who passed away last week in Rockhampton. 

Minister Scullion said Ms Lawton was a Ghungalu and Garingbail traditional owner and respected member of the Fitzroy Basin Elders Committee.