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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.

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.

The Mabo family lead the Mabo Day Reconciliation march along The Strand in Townsville, QLD. Photo: John Paul Janke, AIATSIS.
Stories | 6 Aug 2012

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic Mabo decision.

Dwayne Bosen of AFL Cape York promotes Aussie rules football in remote communities, Cairns, QLD.
Stories | 30 Jul 2012

Indigenous footballers face a number of challenges when they move from their communities to the big cities.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Stories | 17 Jul 2012

The National Disability Awards recognise outstanding achievements and contributions from people with disability or people, groups and businesses who are making a difference to the lives of people with disability.

Award nominations are open so be quick and nominate someone you know now!

Nominations close 5pm AEST, Friday 20 July 2012

Previous finalists and winners have included a paralympian, an engineer, a small business, a supermarket chain and a teacher.

Indigenous APS trainees
Stories | 17 Jul 2012

Around 300 people attended the touch football fields in Deakin, ACT for the 2012 Australian Public Service NAIDOC Week Touch Football Competition. The competition, which is now in its tenth year, is sponsored by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), in partnership with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and Touch Football ACT.

The competition has become a key celebratory event for NAIDOC week in Canberra, promoting understanding and respect amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous Commonwealth Government employees.

NAIDOC award winner Bunna Lawrie
Stories | 13 Jul 2012

Newslines looks at the winners from this year’s National NAIDOC Awards

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