The Barunga Statement

This year’s festival marked a historic moment for Aboriginal people, as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the Barunga Statement.   https://www.barungafestival.com.au/1988-statement/ It had been 30 years since the Australian Prime Minister at the time, Bob Hawke visited the Barunga community during the festival (June 1988) and was presented with the famous Barunga Statement.  These were […]

Job at The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Health Promotion Service

Aboriginal Exercise Leader Expressions of Interest, NSW, close 30 June 2018 If you are interested please send your resume and include details on your educational qualifications and any experience that relates to the role: denise.chapman2@health.nsw.gov.au Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.  The positions listed in this post are for your information only. […]

Registrations and Abstracts Open: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference

  The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference Committee invite and welcome delegates to Perth for the second National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Conference, and the second World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference. Indigenous communities, both nationally and internationally, share common histories and are confronted with […]

Barunga Agreement: Joint Land Councils and Northern Territory Government Statement

The Northern Territory’s four Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government have today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (the “Barunga Agreement”), paving the way for consultations to begin with Aboriginal people about a Treaty. A joint meeting of the four Land Councils at Barunga this week voted to empower their Chairmen to sign the […]

AYRI Conference Student Bursaries Now Open

Attention Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Health Professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers and Indigenous Medical and Health and Science Students About the Bursary We are offering ten (10) bursaries to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health students to attend our conference. This bursary will enable Aboriginal or […]

UNSW PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Preventing burn injury for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more likely than other Australian children to be hospitalized following a flame burn. Our current NHMRC funded study has found that if an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child has a flame burn, they are less likely to have access to immediate first aid, which can impact time […]

APO NT Top End FASD Forum 2018

Let’s Make FASD History  A landmark Top End Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) forum* was held in Darwin on 30-31 May 2018, bringing together Aboriginal leaders, FASD experts, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, government representatives, medical professionals, and Non-Government organisations. Approximately 180 delegates representing 37 organisations across the Northern Territory. FASD is often considered to be a […]