Connecting with country in urban planning

Indigenous people should be included in the entire process of planning and development projects, a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts has said.

Designers wanted for radioactive dump

By Julian Bajkowski The federal government has wasted no time in pushing ahead with its plans to build a highly controversial radioactive waste dump in Australia, issuing a tender for a consultant to design the new facility.   The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET) has asked for bids to provide a report that […]

SA mining for Indigenous job seekers

The South Australian mining sector will offer training to Aboriginal job seekers under a state and federal program for one million dollars. Regional mining sites across the state will train up to 150 Aboriginal job seekers as businesses will be able to partner with Registered Training Organisations to apply for funding in the second ‘Connecting […]

Connecting the dots

By Angela Dorizas   However, through strong leadership, community spirit and a little bit of ingenuity, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council has shown that it is possible to do more with less.   Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council is located 375km north-west of Brisbane.   The local government area covers 3130 hectares of land, within Wakka Wakka […]

Chasing the pathway to cultural competence

By Angela Dorizas Government employees can now increase their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, with the launch of the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA). CCCA is the first online provider of accredited, competency based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural training courses. It provides cultural training for both public and private […]

Qld Government reviews contradictory legislation on Aboriginal affairs

By Staff Writer The Queensland Government has launched a review of legislation covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island councils. Forming part of its expansive reform on the local government sector, the Government will review the Local Government (Aboriginal Lands) Act 1978 and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act […]

NSW cultural councils awarded

By Adam Coleman Projects focused on aboriginal cultural development, local festivals and cultural plans have dominated the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW – Local Government Cultural Awards. The awards featured 64 nominated projects from 45 councils around NSW.  “Councils are reaching beyond traditional methods of encouraging cultural development and the arts within their […]


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