Indigenous Priority Scheme for Researchers

New scholarship aims to remove barriers facing Indigenous researchers. Barriers facing Indigenous researchers are lessened by a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates. Established with support from the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP), the new Indigenous Priority Scheme aims to support Indigenous PhD researchers achieve

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Bush Mechanics Legacy on Display

The skills, culture and adaptability of First Nations people will be showcased at Newcastle Museum when the improvisational genius of the famous Bush Mechanics is complemented by a display of locally made possum skin cloaks and weaving. The hit ABC documentary series Bush Mechanics, which combined the mechanical resourcefulness of

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UoN Trek for Indigenous Health

University’s fundraising trek unites staff, alumni and community to support Indigenous health. Trekking 100 kilometres across the arid Australian outback in five days is a challenge, but one that 25 brave individuals are eager to tackle in the name of Indigenous education and health research. The University of Newcastle’s Ikara-Flinders

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Gilgi Community gets Fresh Drinking Water from Bore Water

Breakthrough water solution provides sustainable clean drinking water to remote indigenous communities in central Australia. The community of Gillen Bore in the Northern Territory have safe and sustainable drinking water through an innovative, new water treatment system developed by Australian engineering company Ampcontrol. Through the support of the Northern Territory

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Research to Actively Close the Gap

An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check by their GP, will be implemented and evaluated by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project. Renowned population health researcher, Laureate Professor

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New support for pregnant Indigenous women to quit smoking

Health professionals and organisations will receive additional training and resources to help support Indigenous women quit smoking during pregnancy under a new multi-million dollar initiative being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Led by renowned smoking cessation expert, Associate Professor Gillian Gould, the initiative will enable health practitioners

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NAIDOC Week Grants Open

Apply now to fund a NAIDOC Week event in 2019 Lake Macquarie City Council is offering local community groups, not-for-profit organisations, agencies and schools, grants to help fund projects or events during NAIDOC Week, 7-14 July 2019. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer, Maree Edwards, said Council is offering $12,000 worth

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