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Shawls save lives: Encouraging Aboriginal women to get checked for breast cancer

Aboriginal women can get checked for breast cancer in style and safety, thanks to culturally appropriate shawls designed by a local artist.

Gawanggal mental health unit helps patients return to normal life

The newly refurbished Gawanggal mental health unit will help Canberrans with mental health conditions resume everyday life.

Indigenous military personnel commemorated with new coin

Indigenous men and women who have served in the military have been commemorated through Australia’s newest circulating $2 coin launched by the Royal Australian Mint yesterday, 30 March. Designed by Aboriginal artist and...

Self-determination vital to Closing the Gap

Self-determination will achieve better health outcomes for Indigenous people, the 12th report into Closing the Gap argues.

New exhibition celebrates Australia’s leading First Nations creatives

Australia’s first major survey of contemporary Indigenous textiles and fashion officially opened at the National Museum of Australia today, marking a significant moment in Australia’s history. On display in Canberra from 20 February...

Smoking cause of death for 10,000 Indigenous Australians in a decade

A new study from The Australian National University has found smoking was the cause of death for half the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population aged 45 and older. The study began in 2006...

ANU researcher honoured for services to Indigenous health

Australian National University (ANU) researcher, Dr Jillian Guthrie, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to Indigenous health and justice reinvestment policy. Dr Guthrie is...

MoU strives to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians

The University of Canberra (UC) has recommitted to its partnership with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), signing on to the mutually beneficial collaboration today.

ACT Greens set ‘ambitious’ incarceration target

The ACT Greens have today announced an “ambitious goal” to bring Indigenous incarceration rates in line with non-Indigenous rates by 2030.

ACT Indigenous businesses supported in pandemic

A streamlined ACT Indigenous Business Support Program has commenced to help businesses adapt and prosper through the pandemic.

Have you heard? David Hunter Memorial Lecture

For the last 16 years, ANTaR has presented the David Hunter Memorial Lecture and this year it will go online due to Covid-19.

ACT Government finalising funding for Closing the Gap

The ACT Government is in the process of finalising its funding arrangements with the Commonwealth Government for its commitment to a new Closing the Gap framework. The Commonwealth Government announced its initial $46.5...
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