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Announcements | 4 Apr 2019

The Coalition Government has delivered a stronger economy that ensures we can make record investments in services and opportunities for First Australians.

Announcements | 2 Apr 2019

The dividends of a strong economy are being reinvested by the Coalition Government into new services and opportunities to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

Announcements | 27 Mar 2019

An historic agreement is set to change the way governments and Indigenous Australians work together on Closing the Gap.

Announcements | 14 Feb 2019

I would like to start by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples and pay my respects to their elders past, present and future.

Announcements | 12 Oct 2018

A new $13 million Community Safety and Security Facility will be built on Saibai Island – the first multi-agency facility to be constructed in the Torres Strait.

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who visited Saibai Island this week to make the announcement, said the facility is expected to be a base for federal and state policing, community safety, security and community agencies, making their services more accessible for the island’s 500 residents.

Announcements | 20 Dec 2017

The Australian Government, on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), is asking all Australians for their views to help construct the next phase of the Closing the Gap agenda and has released a COAG discussion paper to support ongoing consultations that have been held this year and will continue into 2018.

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.

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

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.

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