Hear Our Voices report

Empowering Aboriginal communities the key to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A comprehensive research report into the high rates of suicide in the Kimberley has called for a major change in the way prevention programs are designed and delivered that will both empower and heal Aboriginal communities.

Emeritus Professor Michael Chandler

Culture and identity key to helping Indigenous mental health

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Indigenous communities that take steps to preserve their cultural past and control their civic lives experience better health and fewer suicides, according to a Canadian expert in Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.

Kelsi Forrest awarded Aboriginal Women's Legal Education Trust Scholarship

Indigenous women win Law awards

Monday, 21 May 2012

Kelsi Forrest has been awarded the inaugural Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship offered by the Women Lawyers of WA at its annual Honours Dinner at the UWA Club in March 2012.   

Noongar rights denied by colonial laws: expert

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The ways in which early Swan River colonists used British law to deny the rights of Noongar people will be examined in a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Kelsi Forrest, Micah Kickett and Claire Brettner at the Constitutional Forum

Indigenous youth from UWA involved in constitutional forum

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Eight Indigenous students from UWA were selected from 12 WA representatives to participate in Constitutional Recognition Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Sydney from 14 – 17 March.  Claire Brettner, Casey Kickett, Micah Kickett, Kelsi Forrest, Dylan Collard, Maleeah Rind, Hira Rind and Ahmi Narkle were all successful in gaining a place to attend this forum.  

Eight UWA students win 2012 Pallottine Scholarships

Eight UWA students win 2012 Pallottine Scholarships

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Eight Indigenous students were awarded Pallottine Scholarships at the Pallottine Centre on Sunday March 25. 

UWA Student Kevin Taylor combines football, community and medicine

Kevin Taylor combines football, community and medicine

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Kevin Taylor, 2nd year Medical student was selected as one of the fifty Indigenous players aged between 18 - 24 from all over Australia for the AFL/Rio Tinto Footy Means Businessprogram.  Initially this meant travelling to Sydney in November 2011 for draft camp testing and playing in a North vs South game where Kevin was awarded "best on ground."  Apart from this, the experience involved exposing players to AFL, Indigenous athletes such as Michael O'Loughlin, Patrick Johnson, Xavier Clarke and Chris Johnson as well as some skills and leadership workshops.   

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.

Indigenous Cadet Rebecca Sullivan with colleagues at DCP

UWA Student Rebecca Sullivan starts Cadetship at Department of Child Protection

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Rebecca Sullivan was recruited as a cadet through the Aboriginal Cadetship Program at the Department of Child Protection in November 2011. She completed her first year of study in a Bachelor of Psychology degree at the University of Western Australia in 2011 and is currently undertaking her placement at the Perth office with the guidance and support of her supervisors, Anette Bohm and Alana Egerton-Green. 

Indigenous scholarship to transform lives

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A prestigious new scholarship established at The University of Western Australia is the most generous grant to an Indigenous undergraduate student at UWA and will highlight the life-changing effects education can have not only on an individual but on a community.

Dr David Paul

Teacher of Indigenous doctors and dentists wins international award

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A West Australian health expert who has made a substantial contribution to training Indigenous doctors over many years is the winner of an award from the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, a project run by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand.

Capacity building a big challenge for Indigenous businesses

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

There are great opportunities for Indigenous owned and operated businesses in Western Australia but a major barrier is the challenge in growing capacity, according to industry representatives at yesterday's Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

Indigenous communities take control through microenterprise

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous communities are choosing to create microenterprises (small businesses) rather than rely on government intervention, academics and community leaders told yesterday's Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

More potential seen for Indigenous joint ventures

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous joint ventures are yet to realise their full potential, representatives from Wesfarmers, WorleyParsons and Rio Tinto told the Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

Global future seen for Indigenous business

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Australia has good reason to be optimistic about the future of Indigenous business and its role in the national and international economy, a conference at The University of Western Australia was told yesterday.

Balanced funding models needed for Indigenous expenditure

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Governments must achieve a balance in funding areas for Indigenous progress, with more weighting required in economic participation, according to public sector leaders at an Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship Conference 2011 at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

New cultural challenges for Aboriginal art enterprises

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Aboriginal art enterprises must overcome the challenge of changing demographics, according to speakers at an Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia yesterday.

Demand high, supply low for young Indigenous workers

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Indigenous educators have stressed the critical nature of investing in young people to enable them to take advantage of an abundant employment opportunities available in Western Australia.

Social enterprise in remote Australia

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Social enterprise models have great potential to generate innovative benefits for remote Indigenous communities, an Indigenous business conference was told today.

Commercial-NFP partnerships the key to successful microfinance

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The key to successful microfinance, or small commercial loans, is combining banking practices with social enterprise, an Indigenous business conference at The University of Western Australia heard today.