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Date posted: 1 November 2011
An organisation based in Ipswich, Queensland, has received an award for their outstanding commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Queensland's Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Curtis Pitt, congratulated the Children of the Dreaming Centre for Self Healing for winning the 2011 Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation Queensland (ANTaR Qld) Close the Gap in Indigenous Health Award.
'The ANTaR Qld Close the Gap in Indigenous Health Awards...celebrate those working to close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,' said Minister Pitt.
'Children of the Dreaming is a deserving winner of this award, as its staff work hard to provide a unique range of programs and services that empower children, young people and families, allowing them to move forward and make informed choices to bring about a positive change for themselves, their family and their community.'
'The programs they offer incorporate physical, cultural, emotional and spiritual aspects including the Self healing program, Life skills for life, Work readiness program and a mentoring program, to name just a few,' said Minister Pitt.
Children of the Dreaming
PO Box 343
Ipswich QLD 4305
Ph: (07) 3282 1400
Fax: (07) 3282 1455
Media contact at the Minister's office
Mobile: 0417 140 779