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Kim Scott, with one of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and stories recently translated stories, Perth, WA
Stories | 5 Sep 2012

The once-strong Noongar language is now endangered but action is underway to turn that around.

Robert Smith with his mother Ethel at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, Perth, WA
Stories | 4 Sep 2012

Perth mother and son Ethel and Robert Smith attend their local Heart Health program at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service every week. And according to Robert, one of the best things about Heart Health is that it allows Noongar people across Perth to get together.

Participants and mentors of the Halo Leadership Development Agency, Spearwood, WA
Stories | 4 Sep 2012

Youth outreach organisations play an essential role in finding kids at risk and working with them to carve out a new future.

In the suburbs of Perth, Halo Leadership Development Agency and the David Wirrpanda Foundation use mentoring to reach out to these troubled youth and help them get back on track.

Young Noongar Benji Ugle joined Halo after a visit from the organisation’s founder at his detention centre.

Elder, Richard Wilkes, Perth, WA
Stories | 4 Sep 2012

Discover more about the Noongar community of Perth with this month’s indigenous.gov.au community profile. We’ll be posting a new story every day this week to showcase the great work happening in Perth to Close the Gap.

The Noongar people of Western Australia are one of the nation’s largest and proudest Indigenous groups.

For the last 45,000 years, Noongar people have lived in the south-west of Western Australia. Their country extends from semi-arid wheat belt land in the north, down to coastal Esperance.

Stories | 28 Aug 2012

On 24 August 2012 the Australian Human Rights Commission launched the National Anti-Racism Strategy for Australia, at an event highlighting the importance of Indigenous art and culture. The Strategy aims to promote a clear understanding in the Australian community of what racism is, and how it can be prevented and reduced.

Larrakia woman Nateesha Collins addresses the National Indigenous Youth Parliament, Canberra, ACT. Photo: Penny Bradfield.
Stories | 27 Aug 2012

Indigenous youth are stepping up as the next generation of leaders.

Stories | 20 Aug 2012

The team from Red Dust Role Models recently visited Yuendumu and Lajamanu communities to host song workshops and raise awareness about healthy living.

Creating jobs and a better economy in remote communities
Stories | 19 Aug 2012

Remote communities around Australia are coming up with fresh ideas to create jobs and better living standards.

Tjuwanpa Resource Centre
Stories | 15 Aug 2012

Community members from the Tjuwanpa Outstations, near Ntaria (Hermannsburg) in the Northern Territory, have welcomed Australian Government funding for essential service deliveries to homelands and outstations over the next ten years, as part of the Australian Government’s Stronger Futures initiative.

Stories | 14 Aug 2012

Many Indigenous Australians have found that running a small business can be a great way to generate income and become self-sufficient.

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