Over 500 delegates from across Australia and the world gathered in Perth for the 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference, and the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention conferences.
Families in a dozen of Australia’s most remote Indigenous communities will receive more support to access quality early childhood education and care under the Morrison Government’s new child care package.
Landmark reforms passed today in Parliament will establish a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund and expand the functions of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) to include water and put the organisation on a more sustainable financial footing.
Dr Sue Gordon has been appointed as the new Chair of Outback Stores, a Commonwealth company established in 2006, which provides management services to remote community stores and improves access to healthy and affordable foods.
A Custody Notification Service (CNS) provides a critical welfare check and fundamental legal advice to all Aboriginal people taken into police custody is set to be operational in the first half of 2019.