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Black Rainbow, Preventing Suicide Through a Contagion of Love

Black Rainbow believes that visibility matters and is committed to providing opportunities to increase visibility for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI community. Black Rainbow has announced their latest initiative: “Preventing Suicide Through a Contagion of Love”, kicking off our fourth year from December 1st. From Friday 1st of December, Black Rainbow will be offering micro-grants […]

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project launch

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has launched the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project. The project will be led by the Australian Human Rights Commission in partnership with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The project will build on the legacy of the Women’s Business report […]

ROC Toowoomba: Naming the Halcyon a step towards reconciliation

Brisbane-based Icon Group has installed Australasia’s first Varian Halcyon™ system to the Radiation Oncology Centre (ROC) in Toowoomba.  The new state-of-the-art Halcyon system offers pioneering technology to streamline and simplify every aspect of a patient’s cancer treatment. The system delivers radiation therapy with pinpoint precision and speed, providing a more comfortable service for up to […]

Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship

In 2018, Bond University will be providing an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program. As part of this initiative, Bond University has developed one 50% scholarship for one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student commencing in the 2018 Medical Program. This opportunity means that the successful applicant of the 50% scholarship will incur no upfront […]

IAHA welcomes first National Rural Health Commissioner

IAHA congratulates Emeritus Professor Paul Worley on his appointment as Australia’s first National Rural Health Commissioner. Federal Assistant Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie MP, announced Professor Worley’s appointment at the Rural Medicines Australia Conference in Melbourne on Saturday 21 October. IAHA was heartened to hear Professor Worley acknowledge early in his acceptance address the thousands […]

Labor Media Release: Malcolm Turnbull turns back on Referendum for First Nations Voice

Reports of Cabinet leaks this morning suggest that Malcolm Turnbull and his conservative government are walking away from Indigenous recognition. After years of hard work and goodwill, this looks to be a sad day for First Nations Australians and all of us who believe First Nations people deserve meaningful recognition in our nation’s Constitution. It […]

Media release from HESTA – Stories of Indigenous nurses to be recorded through HESTA Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

HESTA has reaffirmed its commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations, launching its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) conference this week. A significant action in the HESTA Innovate RAP will shine a light on the history of […]