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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is On the Right Track

In 2015, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure developed a new driving program for Anangu living in the APY and Maralinga Tjarutja Lands. It’s called, On the Right Track Remote. This program is a service... read on

Audit of APY finances

A joint media release on Monday 13 July 2015, from the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Kyam Maher, state that a forensic audit will... read on

Community Consultations on Forrest Review

In 2013, the Prime Minister asked Mr Andrew (or ‘Twiggy’) Forrest, Chairperson of Fortescue Metals, to lead a Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes across Australia. Mr Forrest’s Review was finalised and he provided... read on

Who is monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Mullighan Inquiry?

The Government’s fifth and final report on the implementation of the Children on the APY Lands (Mullighan) Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations was tabled in Parliament in November 2013. This report states that: ‘As this is... read on

Changes to Remote Jobs and Communities Programme

As from 1 July 2015, the changes to the Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP) will be implemented. These changes represent a reform by the Australian Government and will affect remote Aboriginal communities across Australia... read on

Reinstatement of drug and alcohol services funding

ANOTHER FUNDING EXTENSION! Having previously been informed that their funding was being cut, alcohol and drug treatment organisations which receive funding from the Australian Government have had their funding extended until 30 June 2016. Here is... read on

Summary of resources on municipal and essential services

Summary of key resources about municipal and essential services and the potential threat to the future of regional and remote Aboriginal communities and homelands Purpose of this post With the cut-off date of 30th June... read on

CASM on music courses and showcase

This is the last interview for 2014. The interview is with Jenny Newsome and Grayson Rotumah from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), based at the University of Adelaide.   Grayson and Jenny... read on

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