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A dream job helping others in his community.
Stories | 20 Oct 2014

Clayton Dixon is just the type of person you want handy when something gets broken around your home. Clayton, a 28 year old husband, and father of two sons, works as a Housing Maintenance Officer (HMO) in his home community of Papunya in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory.

Announcements | 20 Oct 2014

The Northern Territory community of Wutunugurra now has a new community centre and workshop as a result of the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Programme (AACAP).

Announcements | 14 Oct 2014

Pormpuraaw residents again have access to air services, with the community's airport re-opening to flights.

Announcements | 24 Sep 2014

The Australian Government has reached historic agreements with the Queensland, Western Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian governments that will see the states take on responsibility for municipal and essential services in remote Indigenous communities.

Announcements | 18 Sep 2014

For the last two days the Prime Minister and I have been meeting with indigenous community leaders in East Arnhem Land to discuss the opportunities and challenges of delivering infrastructure in the region.

Announcements | 29 Aug 2014

Legislation passed through the Queensland Parliament on 28 August, allowing people living in Indigenous communities in Queensland to apply for and buy ordinary freehold land in residential areas, instead of the land being held as collective title.

Announcements | 19 Aug 2014

The Australian Government has this week announced a further $300,000 for the completion of the Mai Wiru and Foodbank SA business redevelopment project in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia.

Announcements | 16 Jul 2014

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).

Ben “Baru” Pascoe speaking at a community meeting in Maningrida.
Stories | 7 Jul 2014

Maningrida’s Ben “Baru” Pascoe has many roles; he is a talented musician, an Elder of the Mardarrpa clan, a Djunggay (caretaker of his mother’s song lines and totems) and a grandfather.

Announcements | 24 May 2014
A report released today shows that Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory is strong on inputs, but poor on results.