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Announcements | 19 Apr 2018

Federal, state and territory ministers responsible for Northern Australia have today committed to a shared vision and forward work plan to increase productivity, encourage investment and create new jobs in Northern Australia.

A group of Indigenous children with white ceremonial paint on their bodies wearing shorts or yellow coverings dance on green grass watched by a crowd of onlookers.
Stories | 19 Feb 2018

In 2018, the Bwgcolman people of Palm Island in North Queensland are recognising the centenary of the first placement of people on the island.

A group of men, women and children in red school polo shirt with a crowd of Indigenous children behind red banner with white writing on banner ‘Education Changes Lives.’
Stories | 31 Jan 2018

Back to School March and breakfast a hit on Palm Island.

Announcements | 20 Nov 2017

Townsville’s NRL Cowboys House will support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men to complete school, following a substantial investment from the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

Young Indigenous woman in dark blue uniform stands holding a dentist drill behind a smiling man wearing sunglasses and lying back in a dentist chair.
Stories | 23 Oct 2017

Dual award winner Bria Cusack is on a path to success because of hard work, sacrifice and a passion to improve oral health in Indigenous communities.

A group of Indigenous people sitting round a table in a meeting room with Indigenous art on the walls and window at one end.
Stories | 31 May 2017

Winner of the 2015 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award, the Mornington Island Restorative Justice Project is having a profound effect on the Gulf of Queensland community.

Image made up of two parts: on the left is a poster made of multiple colours in circles around the words ‘Our Languages Matter’. The poster is covered with many Indigenous language group names. On the right are details of NAIDOC Week
Stories | 15 May 2017

Wiradjuri woman Joanne Cassady has won the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster Competition with her work which is titled Your Tribe, My Tribe, Our Nation.

Young Aboriginal woman in red shirt sits in an office with equipment and her colleague in the background. The floor is grey and the walls green in colour.
Stories | 12 May 2017

Corrina Ross is a young Aboriginal woman from Palm Island in Queensland who was worried she would have to leave home to get a job. But thanks to the Australian Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP), Corrina gained the skills required to get a job to stay on Palm Island and contribute to her community’s future.

An Indigenous man and non-Indigenous man sit at a table with Indigenous children while other adults and an Indigenous boy stand in the background.
Stories | 21 Mar 2017

NRL Cowboys House has opened in Townsville. It will increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote communities to fulfil their potential, providing them with a chance to study, undertake training and find a job.

Announcements | 8 Mar 2017

NRL Cowboys House has been officially opened in Townsville today – a facility that will provide significant benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across Far North Queensland.

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