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A Charles Darwin University (CDU) research project investigating the provision of remote housing has found that Indigenous people and governments would benefit if 'whole-of-government, whole-of-community' approaches were practised.
Aboriginal environmental health practitioners and their colleagues in Western Australia (WA) will gain more publicity for their achievements in the field, following the launch of WA's first dedicated newsletter for Aboriginal environmental health this week.
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has commenced work on a collaborative project with the Cherbourg Council, the University of Canberra, and remote architecture specialist Dr Steve Burroughs to establish a new materials recycling facility in Cherbourg, Queensland.
The federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs today announced $10 million in funding to improve the quality and security of water supplies in Ardyaloon and other remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia (WA).
A study by Flinders University of the effect of swimming pools on ear health and hearing of school aged Indigenous children in South Australia's Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands and Yalata from 2009-2011, has found there was no direct benefit.
East Arnhem Shire Council in the Northern Territory is set to expand animal management services to outstations of Groote Eylandt, as a result of a newly signed partnership with Groote Eylandt Bickerton Island Enterprise (GEBIE).
The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health's mozzie-busting squad is seeking the continued cooperation of Tennant Creek householders for the latest round of work to eliminate the mosquito species that can carry dengue fever.
Remote communities in the Kimberley, in Western Australia, and in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, in South Australia, will have access to their own mobile fire fighting equipment for the first time.
Minister for Indigenous Health and member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, and Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy, have announced that families in Alpurrurulam, Lake Nash, will soon have access to a community laundry facility.
Indigenous people from the Tanami Desert in Central Australia recently celebrated after the Federal Government signed off on a conservation area the size of Portugal to be cared for by Indigenous rangers.
The Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), a national Indigenous science and technology not-for-profit organisation, and the author of the popular 'bush tech' guides, is currently working to help communities develop and implement drinking water supply management plans.
A $3.4 billion package to support infrastructure for Indigenous Australians in urban and remote communities - the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package - has been announced by the Minister for Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin.
In an article published this morning (11 April 2012), The Australian newspaper reported that the Federal Government will not guarantee continued funding for rubbish collection, water supply and sewerage in remote Indigenous communities.
The $221 million funding for outstations and homelands in the Northern Territory (NT) that the federal government announced last week will be used to provide access to power, water and sewerage and road maintenance.
The latest Indigenous environmental health news from Western Australia's Goldfields region was recently featured in the newsletter of the WA Environmental Health Directorate in this article by Robert Mullane: Serving the Goldfields' Communities During February, 3 &frac12; days was spent travelling to a number of Aboriginal communities and meeting with numerous agencies in the Goldfields to improve the delivery and management of the region's Aboriginal environmental health programs and services.
To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
The achievements of a respected environmental health practitioner and champion of healthy housing have been remembered in a recent blog post by Healthhabitat, the organisation behind the long-running Housing for health projects.
Residents of the Northern Territory are being urged to exercise careful hygiene and food safety practices, following a notable rise in the number of cases of the stomach bug Cryptosporidium in recent weeks.
Entries are now being sought for a competition that recognises local government achievements in Indigenous community engagement, reconciliation, rural and remote health and improving services to remote communities.
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have welcomed an Australian National Audit Office report on the National partnership agreement on remote Indigenous housing in the Northern Territory.&nbsp; The report finds that a significant number of new and refurbished houses have been built under the program and that this is a positive achievement.
Indigenous groups around New South Wales (NSW), including seven Local Aboriginal Land Councils, have been among the biggest beneficiaries of a $1.5 million funding boost by the NSW Government to help protect environmentally important country.
Indigenous people play a vital role in managing water resources and must be engaged in water allocation planning to capitalise on future economic development opportunities and to protect environmental and cultural values for generations to come.
The Jangga People and three north Queensland regional councils have signed an Indigenous land use agreement (ILUA) that protects Aboriginal cultural heritage and sets out how councils will provide services and develop infrastructure in the agreement area.
The Australian Government's reforms for remote Indigenous housing in the states and the Northern Territory (NT) has delivered 316 new houses and 828 refurbishments in remote Indigenous communities across Australia during 2009-10.
The latest results from national statistical collections on the health and wellbeing of Australia's Indigenous population have been revealed today with the release of The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2010.