Pathways expand for Indigenous cricketers
National Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee co-chairs Aaron Briscoe, left, and John Bannon at the SCG.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 4:30 pm
PATHWAYS for Indigenous cricketers in NSW and the ACT are set to be expanded following the formation of an advisory committee led by rugby union legend Mark Ella. Members of the NSW-ACT Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee were introduced at a function at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the tea break in the fifth and final one-day international between Australia and South Africa on Sunday. Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia hosted an event to launch the National Indigenous Cricket Strategy and the Australian Cricket Reconciliation Action Plan.
Funding announcements delayed
Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Monday, 24 November 2014 6:30 pm
FEDERAL Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion announced today that grants under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy would take more time to assess. Senator Scullion said there had been an overwhelming response to the first grant funding round, with more than 500 applications received. He said outcomes from the round would be known by early March 2015.
Corroboree Sydney launched today
The Gurung parade for Corroboree Sydney. Picture: James Morgan.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 5:20 pm
NEARLY 3000 children walked through Sydney’s CBD today in the Gurung Parade to launch Corroboree Sydney, a festival showcasing contemporary and traditional Indigenous arts and culture. Gurung means ‘child’ in the languages of the Eora nation. Also as part of the Festival launch, tomorrow evening will see a Firelight Ceremony take place at Circular Quay on the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Report shows improved economic outlook
National Congress of Australia's First People's CEO Geoff Scott.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:35 am
THE 2014 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report released today by the Productivity Commission shows some positive trends in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, with improvements in health, education and economic outcomes. However, results in areas such as justice and mental health continue to cause concern. The steering committee working group was headed by Productivity Commissioner Patricia Scott and included National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples CEO Geoff Scott.
NSW Koori Knockout to be held in Dubbo
Walgett AC, winners of the 2014 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout at Raymond Terrace. Picture: Naomi Moran
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:09 am
DUBBO is to host the 2015 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout carnival. It will be held at Caltex Oval from Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5. The 2015 Knockout will be hosted by Walgett Aboriginal Connection (AC) following their 28-16 win over the Newcastle All Blacks in the final of the 2014 Knockout at Raymond Terrace. Dubbo was one of four cities vying for the right to host the 2015 Knockout – the others being Bathurst, Wagga and Albury.
Mundine back on track for world title tilt
Anthony Mundine celebrates his split points win over Sergey Rabchenko in Melbourne last night.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 9:57 am
ANTHONY Mundine wound back the clock last night to outclass Belarusian boxer Sergey Rabchenko and keep alive his dream of another world title. The Australian veteran used his experience and ring smarts at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena to nullify his younger opponent’s power and win on a split points decision. The victory gave the 39-year-old the WBC silver light middleweight title and moved him closer to a fight with American pound-for-pound king and WBC light middleweight title holder Floyd Mayweather.
Central Land Council rejects nuclear waste dump
Central Land Council director David Ross.
Friday, 7 November 2014 3:32 pm
A MEETING of the Northern Territory Central Land Council (CLC) this week did not nominate a site for a nuclear waste management facility. Earlier this week 85 CLC delegates considered the outcomes of consultations with the traditional owners of an area in the Tanami region about a proposed site for such a facility. At the meeting traditional owners expressed their dissatisfaction with the federal government’s nomination process for a proposed nuclear waste management facility and with the lack of detailed information.
Aboriginal Elders take out NT Awards
Warlpiri Elder Eddie Jampijinpa Robertson.
Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:22 pm
ARRERNTE Alyawarre woman Rosalie Kunoth-Monks has been named 2015 Northern Territory Australian of the Year for her work as a humanitarian. And Warlpiri Elder Eddie Jampijinpa Robertson, from Yuendumu, has been named the NT Senior Australian of the Year. Ms Kunoth‐Monks has been a government adviser, an interpreter, an environmental campaigner and has chaired or contributed to many boards and councils devoted to Indigenous issues.
NSW Government drops Bill after protest
NSW Deputy Opposition Leader Linda Burney addresses a land rights rally outside parliament house on Monday.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:00 am
NOVEMBER 5: The NSW Government has withdrawn its controversial Crown Lands Amendment Bill that would have retrospectively extinguished almost 2000 Aboriginal land claims, some dating back as far as two decades. On Monday the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) organised a protest of more than 500 people against the Bill, with a rally marching from Sydney’s Hyde Park to Parliament House. NSWALC chairman Craig Cromelin said there will still concerns about land rights in the state.
Rally in Sydney for land rights protest
NSWALC chair Craig Cromelin addresses the land rights rally outside NSW Parliament House.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014 10:33 am
HUNDREDS of Aboriginal people and supporters gathered in Hyde Park, Sydney, in support of land rights yesterday. The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) organised the rally in protest at the Crown Lands Amendment (Public Ownership of Beaches and Coastal Lands) Bill, introduced by Natural Resources Minister Kevin Humphries last week. NSWALC chair Craig Cromelin said, if passed, the Bill would mean hundreds of Aboriginal land claims could be retrospectively extinguished.