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Stories | 22 Feb 2013

High quality early childhood education and care is accessible for most Australians, but for many parents inhabiting islands scattered across 48,000 square kilometres in the Torres Strait, this has not always been the case.

Corey Grech from Kool Purple Kookas running a healthy lifestyle program for school children.
Stories | 21 Feb 2013

Did you know as many as 3,000 Indigenous Australians are running their own businesses? They are working in diverse fields such as agriculture, tourism, the arts, media and IT, as well as in retailing and transport, just to name a few.

Performers at the Apology Concert. Photo: Auspic
Stories | 20 Feb 2013

Thousands of people gathered on the lawns of Parliament House to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the National Apology.

Joshua Toomey, winner of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award at the 2011 Australian Training Awards.
Stories | 19 Feb 2013

Joshua Toomey joined Ausgrid in 2006 through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

With focus, dedication and commitment, Joshua gained a highly sought after Australian Apprenticeship with the company and his story has been featured in this year’s Closing the Gap Prime Minister's Report.

Subway franchisees Graeme and Lee Willis, Alice Springs, NT.
Stories | 19 Feb 2013

Running a small business is one way of creating income and prosperity for our families and communities, and it’s also a way of us becoming more self-reliant.

Front Row: Harrison Smith, Branton ‘BJ’ Keys, Sherri-Lynn Smith. Back row: Amy Neal, Kerrie-Ann Yeatman, Sue Edwards, Colin Fourmile and Lenore Moooman. All have completed a Certificate III in Aged Care.
Stories | 15 Feb 2013

Branton Keys (or BJ as he is known) is a 23 year old Aboriginal man from Yarrabah, Far North Queensland who was recently featured in the Closing the Gap Prime Minister’s report 2013.

“Purple Truck” artist Patrick Tjungarryi with the truck
Stories | 14 Feb 2013

Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a critical to Closing the Gap.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Expert Panel and Stolen Generations members at Parliament House.
Stories | 13 Feb 2013

On the fifth anniversary of the National Apology, the Australian Government has taken the next step towards constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Western Desert Dialysis’ mobile renal dialysis unit the “Purple Truck”.
Stories | 12 Feb 2013

Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is critical to Closing the Gap.

Premier Lara Giddings and member for Lyons Dick Adams at the opening of Tagari Lia Child and Family Centre, TAS.
Stories | 11 Feb 2013

The Tagari lia Children and Family Centre in Tasmania is making a real difference to local children and their families.

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