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Announcements | 23 Oct 2017

Ministers from federal, state and territory governments will meet in Canberra today to focus national efforts on Indigenous policy.

Announcements | 28 Sep 2017

Ngoonbi Cooperative Society will be able to provide additional case management services in Kuranda and the nearby Indigenous communities of Kowrowa, Mantaka and Koah, thanks to a $472,687 investment by the Coalition Government.

Three Aboriginal ladies sitting on the ground outside and surrounded by purple flowers.
Stories | 26 Sep 2017

The Spinifex Rangers are based in one of Australia’s most remote communities and recently won the Western Australian Indigenous Landcare Award for following both traditional land care practices and fresh responses to new environmental threats.

Announcements | 13 Sep 2017

As home of the world’s oldest continuous culture, Australia has joined the world to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

One Indigenous male standing in lagoon wearing waders, another on the bank holding material which is part of the fish trap and an Indigenous woman further up the bank holding a pole.
Stories | 8 Sep 2017

The Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team (BMEET) is providing jobs and training to local Indigenous people through appropriate cultural and natural resource management of country, using a combination of traditional and contemporary scientific knowledge and techniques.

Indigenous man with green hat and grey t-shirt writes on a paper as an Indigenous woman in red and black apparel points at the paper. Another Indigenous woman sits on a couch in the background.
Stories | 6 Sep 2017

Indigenous Literacy Day is a day we celebrate Indigenous culture and focus on adult literacy rates in Indigenous communities. In the Western NSW communities of Brewarrina and Walgett, an adult literacy campaign has led to improved literacy rates and increased employment opportunities, confidence and self-esteem.

A young Indigenous man dressed in work wear stands in front of a red truck with the letters WYDAC on the cab door. In the background is a white vehicle, trees and buildings.
Stories | 11 Aug 2017

Branston Japangardi Poulson from Yuendumu in the Northern Territory changed his life and found his dream job through hard work and commitment and the support of the Mt Theo Program.

Indigenous woman writing on paper with a pen and the Aboriginal flag in the background, a laptop computer in the foreground and the following words displayed: 10 tips for writing your Aboriginal Benefit Grant Application
Postcard | 7 Jun 2017

The August 2017 Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) funding round has opened.

Announcements | 3 Feb 2017

The Coalition Government will allocate $10 million a year over four years to strengthen the evaluation of Indigenous Affairs programmes.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the multi-year programme of evaluations would be underpinned by a formal Evidence and Evaluation Framework to strengthen reporting, monitoring and evaluation at a contract, programme and outcome level.

“The IAS has already greatly improved the transparency and accountability of Indigenous Affairs funding,” Minister Scullion said.

Announcements | 3 Feb 2017

Statement

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) audit of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy is an assessment of the 2014 grant funding round – and should be viewed as a historical observation on a process carried out two-and-a-half years ago.

My department, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), has accepted the four recommendations contained in the ANAO report – and has either taken action, or is implementing changes, to make improvements consistent with the recommendations.

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