2017 IDX Award winner Wayne Denning wants more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids to study STEM subjects so they will feel empowered to take advantage of the opportunities that come from those professions. He also wants to remind them that STEM subjects are part of their DNA.
Indigenous rangers and land managers recently gathered in the beautiful Bunya Mountains of Queensland to share important and traditional fire management skills at the Bonye Bonye Fire Workshop. The retention of these skills is fundamental for Aboriginal people to manage their country.
Working alongside government departments, not-for-profit and community organisations and corporate enterprise, Jason Elsegood and his team at Cross Cultural Consultants empower businesses to create workplaces that promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.
The Paroo Shire Council will be able to provide additional counselling services in Cunnamulla and outlying communities and properties in the Paroo Shire Council area, thanks to the more than $1 million the Coalition Government is delivering over three years to June 2019.
Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in tackling suicide have received Australian Government scholarships to enable them to attend this week’s National Suicide Prevention Conference.
Latia Schefe is the 2017 National NAIDOC Awards Youth of the Year. Latia was diagnosed with cancer at age six. She underwent multiple operations and chemotherapy but still lost a kidney. However, Latia studied at her hospital and graduated from school with awards recognising her leadership abilities.