The Australian Government’s School Enrolment and Attendance Measure (SEAM) will be rolled out in the East Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala at the start of Term 3, 2014.
New research into volatile substance use in Far North Queensland has found the misuse of inhalants is a barrier to school attendance and employment – two of the keys to reducing Indigenous disadvantage.
There has been an increase in the rate of home ownership among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households, while the extent of overcrowding has declined, according to 3 papers released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
I am pleased to welcome the return of 14 ancestral remains to the Goemulgal of Lag Mabuyag in the Torres Strait and the Wajarri Yamatji peoples of Western Australia, from the Charité University Hospital in Berlin.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion and Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP have received advice from Aboriginal Hostels Limited that the newly-refurbished Trilby Cooper Hostel in Kalgoorlie is scheduled to reopen this week.
The Australian Government has welcomed the start of NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week with an announcement of $2.2 million to support more than 550 local community events across Australia.