Winning the support of Australians to change the Constitution is a rare achievement – in fact it hasn’t been realised for some four decades – and no government, until now, has had the courage and conviction to attempt it for 20 years.
Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has today announced that 43 culturally significant objects are to be repatriated from the United Kingdom as part the ground-breaking Return of Cultural Heritage Project being led by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has today encouraged local communities on the Central Coast to attend the Annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout and see some of Australia’s best young Indigenous sportspeople.
Six months on from significant government reforms, the Community Development Program (CDP) is delivering better results for remote communities.
The Morrison Government welcomes the commencement the custody notification service in Western Australia that will provide an essential safeguard for Indigenous people taken into police custody.
The Morrison Government has delivered on its election commitment by providing $2 million to the Cairns Hockey Association supporting the expansion of their ‘Aspire to be Deadly’ Indigenous Hockey program to four additional locations across northern Queensland.
More than 2000 Indigenous Australian families with children who need to live away from home to access secondary school will benefit from an extra $5900 per year, on average, through changes to Family Tax Benefit that passed Parliament this week.
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said families whose children go to boarding school and were supported by ABSTUDY would now receive Family Tax Benefit payments until their children finish secondary school.
To the family of Ms Clarke and the community of Geraldton,
Any shooting is a tragedy and I send my deepest condolences to you all. I can’t express enough my sympathies for everyone involved in this incident.
This is a distressing time but I ask you to find strength in each other and remain calm. We need to let the Western Australia Police and the Coroner complete their investigations to understand the full circumstances of the incident before we draw any conclusions.
I’d like to thank the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service for helping to support Ms Clarke’s family.