PIKA WIYA (SICKNESS NO) SAY THE MUMS AND BUBS OF PORT AUGUSTA

300km north west of Adelaide, the Port Augusta community are passionate about helping their mumsand bubs stay healthy and strong. Pika (meaning ‘sickness’) and Wiya (meaning ‘no’) is derived from the Pitjantjatjara language, one of the many Aboriginal languages spoken in the local area. It’s a fitting name for the Aboriginal community controlled health organisation […]

NEW RESOURCES TO HELP START THE CHAT AND KEEP OUR MOB SAFE ONLINE

New resources have been launched today to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, carers and educators start the chat about online safety. Research shows that more Aussie kids than ever are having negative online experiences, including cyberbullying, unwanted contact from strangers and social exclusion. However, many parents, carers and educators are unsure how to […]

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN ARE BREAKING NEW GROUND

According to the most recent Census survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Construction industry is the third highest industry (equal to Education and Training) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are employed in, but only 10% of those employed are women [1].   Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), Australia’s largest recruitment service for Aboriginal […]

R U OK? LAUNCHES SUICIDE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITIES

Today R U OK? will launch Stronger Together, a targeted suicide prevention campaign to encourage conversation within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Developed with the guidance and oversight of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group and 33 Creative, an Aboriginal owned and managed agency, the campaign encourages individuals to engage and offer […]

ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY TRAINEESHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS PAVES THE WAY FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

Australia’s largest Aboriginal recruitment and Group Training organisation Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) celebrated their 2018 Traineeship and Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony last night in Gadigal Country Darling Harbour, Sydney. The AES Traineeship and Apprenticeship programs are one of the organisations most successful initiatives creating significant contributions to employer workplaces and to their customer experiences. More than […]

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SUICIDE PREVENTION AND WORLD INDIGENOUS SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCES GIVE VOICE TO THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY SUICIDE

Over 500 delegates from across Australia and the world gathered in Perth for the 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention conference, and the 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention conferences. Held back-to-back between November 20 to 23, the conferences brought together Indigenous community members from across the globe with policy makers and researches […]

MARRAWAH LAW WINS PWC & MURRA BOOST INITIATIVE FOR 2018

Marrawah Law, an Indigenous owned legal practice is the 2018 winner of the PwC & MURRA Boost Initiative, receiving skills and expertise valued at $30,000. “The Marrawah Law team are incredibly honoured to be announced as the 2018 recipients of the prestigious PwC and MURRA Boost Initiative. The sponsorship will allow the team to work […]

NEXT PHASE OF STOP IT AT THE START CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

09 October 2018 The next phase of the highly effective Stop it at the Start campaign to reduce violence against women and their children has started. The first phase of the jointly-funded, award-winning campaign helped show the link between disrespect and violence. Phase two aims to move the conversation forward, to ask ourselves – could […]