Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…

Wyatt promises indigenous constitutional recognition referendum within three years

A referendum for constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians will be introduced within the next three years, the federal government has revealed. Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt stated that “the Morrison Government is committed” to constitutional change, aiming to bring it into effect during the current term of Parliament In a address at the National Press…

Aboriginal Activist Slams WA’s Incarceration Rates Spike

An Indigenous assistance group has called the WA State Government’s attempts to reduce Aboriginal incarceration rates as “disgraceful”, as WA leads the nation in people sent behind bars. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades said the government had done very little and had taken too long to find a solution, as the state experienced a surge…

Indigenous Families Supported to Address Rising Aboriginal Children in Care

Support will be made available to Indigenous Australian families to divert away from the care system. The McGowan Government has announced a $20 million tender to provide in-home support services, addressing the rising number of Aboriginal children in care. “The State Government has been working closely with the Aboriginal community to develop this service to…

Housing Construction Program Boosts Aboriginal Employment

Indigenous Australians in regional WA will receive an employment boost through a program providing them training and job opportunities. The State Government is providing Aboriginal people training and employment through a panel of local builders during home construction and refurbishment works. “The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund is a direct result of positive intergovernmental collaboration and…