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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.

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Stories | 26 Sep 2017

The Spinifex Rangers are based in one of Australia’s most remote communities and recently won the Western Australian Indigenous Landcare Award for following both traditional land care practices and fresh responses to new environmental threats.

Indigenous woman writing on paper with a pen and the Aboriginal flag in the background, a laptop computer in the foreground and the following words displayed: 10 tips for writing your Aboriginal Benefit Grant Application
Stories | 4 Jun 2017

Ten tips to help you write your Aboriginals Benefit Account Grant application.

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.

Announcements | 17 Nov 2016

The seventh Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report from the Productivity Commission has found significant progress has been made across education, health and economic participation. 

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the progress was the result of concerted effort across Government, but a great deal more needed to be done to address Indigenous disadvantage, including building the evidence of what worked.

Grants & Funding | 12 Apr 2016

The Australian Government has made Indigenous Affairs a significant national priority. The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is the way in which the Australian Government funds and delivers a range of programmes targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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