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  • Arnhem Land communities receive grant to buy new tractors - ABC Local
    Arnhem Land communities receive grant to buy new tractorsABC LocalA group of Indigenous communities in the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory have received a federal government grant to buy new tractors. The Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation received a $209,966 grant in the latest round of funding ...


  • Indigenous communities working together to create network of farms across East ... - ABC Online
    ABC OnlineIndigenous communities working together to create network of farms across East ...ABC OnlineA co-operative of Indigenous communities in East Arnhem Land are hoping to establish a network of farms and start up their own brand of produce. Located in the remote north-east of the Northern Territory, the ambitious scheme aims to produce bananas ...


  • Empty homes in Nhulunbuy reserved for business despite housing crisis - The Guardian
    The GuardianEmpty homes in Nhulunbuy reserved for business despite housing crisisThe GuardianThere is a 12-year wait for one-bedroom public housing in the remote town, which sits on land excised for Rio Tinto's bauxite mine on the Gove peninsula in north-east Arnhem Land. It's the longest wait in the Northern Territory. The recent closure of ...and more »


  • Kava's growing toll in the Territory - The Australian
    Kava's growing toll in the TerritoryThe AustralianMuddy-looking kava powder, perhaps the easiest forgotten of the three, is so common in Arnhem Land that its discovery seems routine. Just this week, a 27-year-old woman was arrested in Ramingining, about 800km east of Darwin by road, with 65kg of kava ...and more »


  • SBS's First Contact is the real 'festering sore' of the nation - The Conversation AU
    The Conversation AUSBS's First Contact is the real 'festering sore' of the nationThe Conversation AUGee, when Abbott finds out that the Aborigines live in houses (albeit it, ridiculously overcrowded ones), he will be as disappointed as First Contact's Bo-Dene was when she realised the mob in north-east Arnhem Land wore shoes! The cast-members reflect ...First Contact Insight special: Sandy 'couldn't be here tonight' after furore ...The AgeI'm 31 and only had my 'first contact' with Indigenous Australia this yearThe GuardianSandy told producers before she fled SBS TV show about AboriginesDaily MailNEWS.com.auall 90 news articles »


  • Busted: 6 myths about the Northern Territory - NEWS.com.au
    NEWS.com.auBusted: 6 myths about the Northern TerritoryNEWS.com.auTURNS out Aussies are a little confused when it comes to what's fact and what's fiction in our northern most territory. Maybe it has to do with the fact that it stretches over a million square kilometres, or that it is home to Australia's most ancient ...


  • INDIGENOUS HERITAGE RECOGNISED IN AOC CONSTITUTION - Around the Rings (subscription)
    ABC OnlineINDIGENOUS HERITAGE RECOGNISED IN AOC CONSTITUTIONAround the Rings (subscription)The move has the support of Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, who challenged national leaders to recognise our indigenous heritage during a visit to Arnhem Land earlier this year. “We are accepting the Prime Minister's challenge” Coates said. “Mr Abbott hit ...AOC changes constitution to recognise Australia's Indigenous heritageABC OnlineAustralian Olympic Committee changes constitution to recognise indigenous ...Insidethegames.bizall 7 news articles »


  • Corroboree artistic director Hetti Perkins has filled her home with children ... - Herald Sun
    Herald SunCorroboree artistic director Hetti Perkins has filled her home with children ...Herald Sunbaskets, or gunmatj, made from milil vine from Western Arnhem Land. The large one is by Anchor Kulunba. When I went to the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris with (artist) John Mawurndjul, he called his suitcase gunmatj. Inspiration: creative people in all ...


  • Tony Abbott should have visited more remote parts of Arnhem Land, Aboriginal ... - ABC Online
    The GuardianTony Abbott should have visited more remote parts of Arnhem Land, Aboriginal ...ABC OnlineA clan leader in northeast Arnhem Land has said that the Prime Minister should have travelled to more remote parts of the region during a visit this week. Tony Abbott and some of his Cabinet ministers spent most of the week running the country from ...Promise fulfilled, Tony Abbott settles into Arnhem Land baseThe AustralianTony Abbott in Arnhem Land: a display of farce and cynicismThe GuardianTony Abbott in Arnhem Land for talks with Aboriginal leadersNEWS.com.auThe Economist (blog) -Sydney Morning Herald -SBSall 324 news articles »


  • Dentist shortage in Nhulunbuy fixed with federal government program - ABC Online
    ABC OnlineDentist shortage in Nhulunbuy fixed with federal government programABC OnlineEighteen months later and he's now flying to the north-east Arnhem Land town to spend three days every week treating locals. He is assisted by two dental nurses whose local knowledge and secondary employment has led to a rather unorthodox form of ...and more »