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Three Aboriginal ladies sitting on the ground outside and surrounded by purple flowers.
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.
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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.

Announcements | 28 Oct 2015
The Australian Government is calling for people to have their say as it revises the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Guidelines.
Announcements | 23 Oct 2015

The Australian Government is calling for people to have their say as it revises the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Guidelines.

A series of forums are being held with service providers and community members across the country to discuss how the guidelines can be improved to ensure everyone can make the most of the opportunities the IAS offers.

Forums are currently scheduled in the following locations beginning in Melbourne on 28 October 2015 and running through until mid-November:

Announcements | 18 Sep 2015

Federal Government funding of over $500,000 for a playgroup project in Borroloola is a big win for the community in both early education and employment.

Announcements | 7 Sep 2015

The Australian’s analysis today of Indigenous-specific funding is fundamentally flawed.

The writer confuses the outcomes of the grant-funding round under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) with other funding provided through the overall IAS.

Announcements | 27 Aug 2015

The Commonwealth Government is committed to affordable housing for Aboriginal people on the Block in Redfern through a $5 million grant to the Aboriginal Housing Company.