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First international cricketing team was all Aboriginal, except for one

2 March 2018

It is a little-known part of Australian history that the first Australian sporting team to represent the fledgling country internationally was known as the First XI and it was made up mostly of Aboriginal cricketers.

Goodes wows NRL at Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander camp

1 March 2018

Australian Football League (AFL) legend, Adam Goodes, has delivered an address to Aboriignal and Torres Strait Islander National Rugby League (NRL) players at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander festival of rugby league.

Figure skater Harley Windsor becomes Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympic athlete

12 February 2018

From Rooty Hill in Western Sydney to Pyeongchang, South Korea, Harley Windsor has completed a history-making journey to the Winter Olympics.

Poor lifestyle choices increase Western Australian healthcare costs by $900 Million

7 February 2018

West Australian (WA) people making poor lifestyle choices are driving up healthcare costs, with chronic diseases that could be avoided adding almost $900 million a year.

Indigenous kids get to experience thrill of sport at HBF Arena

2 February 2018

Children from a remote Indigenous community near Derby visited HBF Arena in Joondalup last week to test out the new basketball facilities.

Quinns Rocks: free community walk to educate about Noongar season Bunuru

2 February 2018

Perth Natural Resource Management will host a free community walk in Quinns Rocks this month to teach people about the Noongar season Bunuru.

Hockey-like sport dumbung played by Aboriginal Australians lays the field for Kookaburras-Dutch clash

30 January 2018

As the Australian and Dutch men's hockey teams clashed over the weekend in the West Australian (WA) town of Narrogin, locals pointed with pride to their own ancient Indigenous ball-and-stick game that closely resembles the modern Olympic sport.

Event held to promote Deadly Choices

29 January 2018

Deadly Choices has hosted a free community day in Mackay, Queensland, to promote their Healthy Living Campaign.

Basketball match promoting healthy choices

24 January 2018

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia rsquo;s (SA) Puyu Blaster has hosted a basketball game with an important message for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Active Healthy Grants Program round 3 funding opens today

12 January 2018

Round 3 of the 2017-18 North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) Active Healthy North Queensland Grants Program opens today.

Brisbane Heat's Brendan Doggett hopes his Big Bash form will take him on Indigenous UK tour in July

10 January 2018

Australia is sending an Indigenous team to England in July 2018 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic first tour there by an Indigenous side and Doggett would love to be a part of it.

Applications for the 2018 Indigenous Marathon Project now open

20 December 2017

If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged between 18-30 years, you are encouraged to apply to be part of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) 2018.

Ready Set Crow wraps successful year

19 December 2017

The Ready Set Crow (RSC) team capped off a busy year with another successful trip to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands ndash; one of nine visits to remote communities undertaken by Andrew McLeod and his team.

Basketball champion Mark Davis to visit the West Coast

12 December 2017

Champion basketball player Mark Davis will visit Koonibba and Ceduna in South Australia the school holidays for four days of basketball clinics.

New assistant coach of the Australian Indigenous All-Stars

4 December 2017

Knox Raiders hall of famer Ricky Baldwin has been named assistant coach of the Australian Indigenous Basketball All-Stars for a three-match series against the New Zealand Maori national team in Cairns next month.

Figure skater Harley Windsor named as Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympian

20 November 2017

Figure skater Harley Windsor will become Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympian when he pairs with new citizen Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Pyeongchang.

Queanbeyan Aboriginal runner Cara Smith completes New York Marathon

13 November 2017

Queanbeyan Aboriginal mother, Cara Smith, has competed at the New York marathon, for an arduous length of six hours on the streets.

Important partnership for Indigenous health

8 November 2017

Katungul Aboriginal Corporation have joined forces with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Brisbane (IUHI) to deliver the Deadly Choices program on the South East Coast of New South Wales (NSW).

Indigenous runners will race in New York marathon after truck attack

6 November 2017

A group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians planning to participate in this weekend rsquo;s New York City marathon say the terror attack in Manhattan will not deter them from the race.

Grant Nelson has a message from the heart

6 November 2017

Eight years ago, a Noongar man named Grant Nelson was showing signs of early or pre-diabetes.

Academy aims to inspire and create opportunities for girls

31 October 2017

A new initiative to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls has been launched at Esperance Senior High School (SHS) in Western Australia (WA).

Girls Academy launched at Challis Primary School

24 October 2017

A new Girls Academy was launched at Challis Primary School in Western Australia (WA) on Monday, and is the first to operate out of a primary school.

University of Adelaide 'signs' with Port Adelaide community

18 October 2017

The University of Adelaide today signed a three-year agreement with Port Adelaide Football Club rsquo;s community organisation, Power Community Limited, to support Aboriginal youth education.

Aboriginal and Islander adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community: report

9 October 2017

A new report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in sport by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found that First Australians who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to their communities.

More than a game

5 October 2017

Indigenous adults who play football are healthier, happier and better connected to the community, according to a new report on Indigenous participation in sport, by The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC).

Kowanyama hockey kids compete in Karumba for the first time

3 October 2017

A partnership between Apunipima, Kowanyama State School and Cairns Hockey has seen the Aspire to Be Deadly program rolled out in Kowanyama, Queensland, in August 2017.

Illawarra Indigenous Marathon Project runner completes transformation for New York

2 October 2017

Layne Brown started the year as a non-runner, but after six months with the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF), he has transformed his body to be ready for the New York Marathon and is set to make lasting changes in his Illawarra community in New South Wales.

Camp gives students inspiration

2 October 2017

In August a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Wellington High School in New South Wales ventured to Sydney to participate in an annual leadership program.

Indigenous cricketers bowling up for Western River Cup

28 September 2017

Team pride is on the line and emerging stars get their chance to shine when the Western Rivers Cup returns to Toowoomba, Queensland (Qld) cricket fields this weekend.

Little Athletics calls for more Indigenous kids

22 September 2017

Little Athletics in Western Australia (WA) is hoping to encourage more Indigenous children to join by hosting a special barbecue this Sunday 24 September 2017.

The Indigenous Marathon's Cara Smith take a huge step towards New York Marathon

21 September 2017

Cara Smith from Queanbeyan in New South Wales is hoping to dodge snakes and wild dogs on one of her last runs before tackling the New York Marathon in less than 50 days.

Football benefits Indigenous communities long after the siren

18 September 2017

A recent report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre - After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football (AFL) - has highlighted the physical health, mental well being and community connectedness benefits that flow from playing football.

Patty Mills in Torres Strait Islander heritage and the Commonwealth Games

18 September 2017

In a recent trip to Queensland (Qld), touring the State to promote the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Patty Mills paid tribute to his Torres Strait Islander heritage.

James Sutherland visits Red Centre and announces Clontarf extension

13 September 2017

On the back of an unprecedented National Play Cricket Week tour involving Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Sutherland, the national body has today confirmed an extension of its partnership with the Clontarf Foundation, to help improve the well-being of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men around the country.

Healthy eating helps turn an AFL dream into reality

11 September 2017

Twelve year old Aker Athoi demonstrates that a healthy lifestyle and determination to succeed can be the recipe for achieving a sporting dream.

Murri Carnival to celebrate big Artie's life

7 September 2017

National Rugby Leage (NRL) legends are lacing up for the 2017 Murri Rugby League Carnival, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sport at its very best.

Indigenous funding to help boost rising stars

6 September 2017

Toowoomba's Briana Suey is a rising star in Queensland (Qld) junior hockey and a new government initiative is set to assist a large number of her fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes follow in her footsteps.

Apunipima Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Basketball All Stars Finish Eleventh at World Challenge

22 August 2017

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars have concluded the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge (WIBC) in 11th place, after posting one win and two losses in the sixteen-team international tournament held in Vancouver, Canada.

Empowering women - an Indigenous focus

17 August 2017

The Tai Chi for Health North Queensland Association Incorporated have been successful in obtaining funding to engage community members in a healthy gentle exercise program to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Townsville and Mackay regions of Queensland.

Devoted doctor up for regional award

15 August 2017

A South Hedland resident has been nominated for the 2017 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Indigenous training for Queensland health workers to tackle smoking and disease

9 August 2017

Queensland healthcare workers will undergo training to help them better address the rate of smoking and disease among their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Sport bounces boredom and opens Indigenous eyes to education

2 August 2017

Before this year, school wasn't particularly exciting for Shari Comeagain, an Indigenous girl who has seen boredom get the best of many friends in her West Australian (WA) town of Mullewa.

Northern Territory Housing and Community Development Minister hears project plan for Borroloola

31 July 2017

A revitalised central business district, a new Northern Territory (NT) Government services hub and the longterm development of the community sports ground have been flagged as new projects by Roper Gulf Regional Council, and Minister for Housing and Community Development, Hon Gerald McCarthy MLA.

Rise in number of Australian children at risk of diabetes

31 July 2017

Australian children are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes than ever before, according to researchers from the University of Canberra.

Narooma Devils recognise players during Indigenous Round

25 July 2017

The Narooma Devils Rugby League Club rsquo;s second Indigenous Round was a great celebration of how a football club can create one happy community of people.

Grassroots vital for Indigenous rugby

24 July 2017

Kurtley Beale hopes a special jersey will provide the inspiration that will boost the disappointingly small number of Indigenous Wallabies.

$4m Federal grant for Port Adelaide Football Club's new Aboriginal excellence centre

21 July 2017

Port Adelaide Football Club has received a $4 million grant from the Australian Government to build a state-of-the-art centre to foster Aboriginal excellence and leadership.

Rip Curl GromSearch National Series underway

18 July 2017

From 23 September 2017, Australian beaches will host the cream of the crop in junior surfing, as the 2017/18 Rip Curl GromSearch National Series, presented by Flight Centre, gets underway.

NAIDOC Week rich with colour, ceremony

13 July 2017

International basketball star Patrick Mills, who has reportedly signed a new $65 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, was named Person of the Year at this year rsquo;s national NAIDOC Awards held in Cairns, Queensland (Qld).

AFL Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan launched

10 July 2017

In line with the NAIDOC week festivities last week, the Darling Downs Region in Queensland received a shot in the arm thanks to a ground-breaking announcement.

Aboriginal sport boost

4 July 2017

More Aboriginal Victorians will be able to play the sports they love with the expanding of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

Diabetes Awareness in Pormpuraaw, Queensland

4 July 2017

During the month of June staff members from Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Cairns, Queensland (Qld) held education and awareness activities in Pormpuraaw, Qld.

WA Cricket working to increase number of elite Aboriginal players

4 July 2017

Only one Aboriginal man, Jason Gillespie, has played Test cricket for Australia, but new measures are being put in place to make sure he's not the last.

Rockhampton team makes history as first Aboriginal darts team to compete in international competition

3 July 2017

A small group of central Queenslanders have made history as the first Aboriginal darts team to take part in an international competition.

Closing the Gap: Queensland's positive Indigenous model eyed for national rollout

3 July 2017

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) clinics are creating joy for their patients.

NAIDOC Awards: Dianne Ryder, Ollie George and Patty Mills among winners

3 July 2017

Two West Australians (WA) are among the winners of the 2017 NAIDOC awards.

Port Macquarie hosts NAIDOC Week touch football competition on 3 July

30 June 2017

Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) health promotion team in New South Wales (NSW) is inviting high school students from across the Hastings area to participate in the NAIDOC Cup Touch Football Competition on Monday 3 July.

Tennis champ serves new learning goal

28 June 2017

Visiting the Indigenous youth of Hedland, Western Australia, last week was part of 'a second dream' for legendary women rsquo;s tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

Camp activities designed to develop leadership ability

28 June 2017

Young Indigenous women from across the Pilbara, Western Australia, converged on Port Hedland for the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day

26 June 2017

The spirit of the Olympic movement was alive and well last week as the Australian Olympic Committee hosted a lsquo;Reception for Indigenous Olympic Athlete Recognition rsquo; at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE).

Apunipima announce its selection for the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge in Canada

21 June 2017

Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars has announced its selection of a 10 player roster, for the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge (WIBC) that will be taking place in Canada from August 9 to 12 2017.

UWA awards first Aboriginal scholarship

19 June 2017

The University of Western Australia's sport department has awarded its first Aboriginal scholarship to swimmer Brianna Ozies.

Victorian grants and funding rounds now open

16 June 2017

The Victorian (Vic) Government has recently announced the next round of funding for: Country Football and Netball Program - Grants of up to $100,000 are available for projects that improve facilities, including change room overhauls, replacement of drought-affected turf, and installation of court lighting.

Indigenous stars run health workshop at Irrawang High School

15 June 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Irrawang High School in New South Wales were participants at a health workshop recently, hosted by some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stars.

Torres Strait Islander artist paints education as the future

12 June 2017

It has been 50 years since Australians voted to remove two references from the Commonwealth Constitution, which discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

Victorian physical activity grants and funding available in 2017

12 June 2017

GippSport has announced a series of grants and funding streams available for physical activity workers and community groups in Gippsand, Victoria for 2017.

Otis Carey and Summer Simon claim top honours at the Australian Indigenous Titles Bells Beach

10 June 2017

Otis Carey and Summer Simon claimed top honours at this years Australian Indigenous Titles Bells Beach held on Sunday 28 May.

Kicking goals for Indigenous health

8 June 2017

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) has teamed up with Port Adelaide Football Club to deliver a unique program aimed at improving health outcomes in the state.

New skate ramp in Santa Teresa community, on Arrernte lands

30 May 2017

After years in the making, the remote Arrernte Aboriginal community of Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory (NT) is about to open its first skate ramp.

Former AFL great Nicky Winmar calls on Indigenous Australians to be heart smart

25 May 2017

As the Australian Rules Football (AFL) holds its Indigenous round, one of the players who famously took a stand against racism at the football is now promoting another cause.

Netball Australia announce Indigenous High Performance Camp for July

24 May 2017

Twenty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes from across Australia will gather at the Australian Institute of Sport during NAIDOC Week 2017, for Netball Australia's inaugural Indigenous High Performance Camp (IHPC).

Indigenous Marathon Foundation 2017 squad announced!

24 May 2017

The 2017 Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) have announced their squad for 2017.

Walking the bay more than just exercise for the Shorncliffe Shufflers

24 May 2017

Along the shore of Queensland's Moreton Bay, a group of walkers young and old stride out each week - not only for health benefits but for friendship that spans generations.

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service charging ahead to expand its offerings

17 May 2017

The Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) in New South Wales is charging ahead to expand its offerings, all it needs now is a little more funding.

Team heads for Elders Olympics

20 April 2017

A team of 11 competitors representing the Port Macquarie-Hastings area of New South Wales are taking part in the 2017 Elders Olympics.

Harriett conquers Paris Marathon

20 April 2017

In what is arguably the city of romance, it was a day of extraordinary achievement for Cairns woman Harriet David, who crossed the line of the Paris Marathon in a time of 4:50:02 on Sunday 9 April 2017.

Deadly Choices expand as Brisbane Broncos bring healthy eating message to Cape York

13 April 2017

For residents from the Cape York community of Coen, in Queensland getting access to fresh food isn't a simple task like driving to the local supermarket.

Program for Indigenous youth in Mount Isa promotes healthy choices/Deadly Choices means healthy choices

3 April 2017

Two organisations in North Queensland are running a program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Mount Isa in an attempt to 'close the gap' in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

NAIDOC Week funding grant is now open

28 March 2017

NAIDOC Week 2017 will run from Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July 2017 and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

New workshops about heart health for women of North Coast NSW

27 March 2017

A series of workshops is being held in Northern New South Wales (NSW) to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the risk factors for heart disease.

Free webinar for chronic disease workers

23 March 2017

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet invites you to attend a free webinar on Wednesday 29 March 2017 about the HealthInfoNet rsquo;s new Chronic Disease Workforce Portal.

Is your club hosting an Indigenous Round in Gippsland, Victoria?

21 March 2017

Indigenous Rounds are a great opportunity to highlight the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people make to sporting clubs and the wider community.

New public consultation portal launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

9 March 2017

A new online public consultation portal, My Life, My Lead, has been launched to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.

Indigenous rugby teams prepare for battle on national stage at Ella Sevens

2 March 2017

Two Queensland (Qld) rugby union teams will be pitted against the rest of the country when they head to one of Australia's biggest Indigenous sevens tournaments.

Deadly Choices program in Mount Isa

1 March 2017

Gidgee Healing and Young People Ahead (YPA) are collaborating in 2017 to deliver the eight week Deadly Choices Education Program to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Mount Isa community in Queensland.

Bring volunteer A-game

1 March 2017

Fair Game Australia has opened applications for volunteers to join the new Port Hedland, Western Australia, base and help remote communities in need.

Help sought ahead of cancer fundraiser

1 March 2017

After an incredibly successful run last year, the National Breast Cancer Foundation's Mother's Day Classic is set to return and the Town of Port Hedland, Western Australia, is calling for volunteers and registrations.

Youth AFL initiative anticipates exciting 2017 for East Arnhem Land

28 February 2017

Historical Victorian Australian Football League (AFL) club, the Geelong Cats, have launched an initiative known as Next Gen Academy this week, which will be based in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT).

Nova Peris a star attraction at Healesville sports event, Victoria

27 February 2017

Aboriginal sporting champion, Nova Peris, will be a special guest at a family sports day in Healesville, north-east of Victoria.

Symbolic swim for Rottnest Aboriginal pain

27 February 2017

A journey to Rottnest Island held special significance for Brianna Ozies and Shelley Cable, a duo from Perth, Western Australia (WA).

Indigenous All Stars game tackled Indigenous smoking

13 February 2017

On Friday 10 February, the National Rugby League's Indigenous All Stars game in Newcastle spread the word to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians that a smoke-free life is better than scoring a try when it comes to better health and wellbeing.

Cricket contests fire Indigenous spirit

9 February 2017

The biggest Indigenous cricket event on the Australian calendar is being held in Alice Springs this week.

'I got back on track for my kids and my wife'

7 February 2017

Illawarra Aboriginal Health Worker, Dale Wright established the Tour da Country five years ago to pedal his healthy lifestyle message to remote communities.

Indigenous players camp kicks off NRL All Stars week

6 February 2017

More than 25 past and present Indigenous rugby league players, including members of this year rsquo;s men rsquo;s Indigenous All Stars team, have come together for a two-day camp, heralding the start of a week long celebration leading up to the 2017 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match on Friday 10 February.

Try-out schedule for 2017 squad of Indigenous Marathon Project

2 February 2017

The search for the 2017 squad of the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) begins in Canberra on February 1 when former world champion runner and IMP Founder Rob de Castella, and 2014 IMP Graduate and Head Coach Adrian Dodson-Shaw put applicants through their paces for a place on the life-changing project.

Cycling Australia hosts Aboriginal Bicycle Safety Program across NSW in January

24 January 2017

Cycling Australia is hosting its final Aboriginal Bicycle Safety Program in Forbes today in New South Wales.

Apunipima and All Stars shine in Aurukun

17 January 2017

Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Apunipima Australian Indigenous All Stars Basketball team worked together to deliver healthy lifestyle information and hands-on basketball skills to around 60 Aurukun young people last week as part of the local Police Citizen Youth Club rsquo;s School Holiday Program.

Shepparton Black Eagles Basketball Club tackles Aboriginal social issues

10 January 2017

For the Shepparton Black Eagles Basketball Club, getting on the court and actually playing is just a small part of what they are about.

Indigenous cricket: Family-run academy aims for the big league in Northam, WA

9 January 2017

A cricket academy in a country Western Australian town, inspired by a legendary Aboriginal league is providing a hit on and off the field and is set to expand.

Always a dreamer, NBA star Patrick Mills wins ACT male athlete of the year

13 December 2016

Patrick Mills was always a dreamer.

Launch of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship

9 December 2016

The Western Sydney Wanderers and naming rights and major partner the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) Insurance have teamed up with Western Sydney University (WSU) to create a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship.

Deek on the seek for new generation of runners

8 December 2016

Marathon great Robert de Castella is looking for his new squad of Indigenous runners to tackle the iconic New York Marathon (NYC).

Weaving Aboriginal sounds and stories into yoga

8 December 2016

Director of Heartdancers yoga studio, Sandra Morales, is passionate about the ancient practice of yoga and fascinated by the fusion of earthly movements, and stretches with the spirit of Aboriginal culture.

The Flying Boomerangs AFL team made up of teenage Indigenous players is currently touring China

7 December 2016

The Australian Football League (AFL) has long been a popular sport with Indigenous Australians, and the Flying Boomerangs team is part of the game's Indigenous Partnerships Program.

Aboriginal Sport and Culture Strategic Focus Group

1 December 2016

Expressions of interest were invited in early October 2016 for positions on the new Aboriginal Sport and Culture Strategic Focus Group, convened by Department of Sport and Recreation in Western Australia (WA).

No pool no school policy means improved health in remote communities

16 November 2016

A study conducted by the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia (WA) has found swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities are positive enables of community cohesion, improved health and well-being and higher school attendance.

Aurukun residents urged to take up fitness challenge

15 November 2016

Aurukun rsquo;s Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is encouraging the community to get fit with a new program aimed at doubling the number of people using the facility.

National Indigenous Football Championship hailed a success

10 November 2016

The first National Indigenous Football Championships were held in Nowra, New South Wales, this month with the Illawarra Bungarra defeating Northern Nations 4-0 in the Open Women's Division, and South East Queensland Dingoes defeating Eora United 2-1 in the Men's Division.

Aboriginal women show team spirit at softball carnival

10 November 2016

A team from Rockingham City and Districts Softball Association (RCDSA), Western Australia (WA), travelled to the Mirrabooka International Softball Stadium last weekend to take part in the second annual Social 7s Aboriginal Women's Softball Carnival.

Some is good, more is better: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

4 November 2016

Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person rsquo;s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by University College London and the University of Cambridge.

Aboriginal players will make up more than a quarter of the Fremantle Dockers’ list in 2017

31 October 2016

Inaugural Fremantle coach, Gerard Neesham, says the Dockers are poised to make a powerful statement about Aboriginal representation in the Australian Football League (AFL), with more than one-quarter of next year rsquo;s senior list Indigenous.

Ryan Morich named finalist for WA Young Australia of the Year

27 October 2016

The founder of the Red Dust Heelers' Wheeling and Healing program, Ryan Morich has been named as a finalist for the Western Australian (WA) Young Australian of the Year award.

Boxing Day Test will honour Indigenous players

27 October 2016

This year's Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan will honour the 150th anniversary of a match between an Aboriginal XI and the Melbourne Cricket Club at the MCG.

Expressions of interest sought for Aboriginal Women's fitness scholarships

27 October 2016

National health promotion charity, Bluearth is looking to partner with a leading Western Australia (WA) Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to offer a minimum of two scholarships for Cert IV in Fitness to Aboriginal women.

Aunty Lindy Lawler chasing Koori Mini Olympics' gold

21 October 2016

Promoting good health is important, but bringing home another gold medal is what Aunty Lindy Lawler wants most.

Indigenous football and netball carnival in Bendigo for second year

20 October 2016

One of Victoria's biggest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting events kicked off in Bendigo last weekend for the second year running.

Crawley, Fahey control Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander champs

20 October 2016

Stunning weather greeted participants of the 2016 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Championships at Nudgee Golf Club yesterday in Queensland.

Sports fixtures trial brings Ngaanyatjarra Lands communities together

18 October 2016

In the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, in the central desert region of Western Australia (WA), it has been 20 years since residents had regular sporting fixtures and the vast distances make travelling to matches difficult.

Tough desert road leads to marathon achievement

17 October 2016

Twelve young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have created history, qualifying through a gruelling 30km test run in the Alice Springs desert for a spot in the world famous New York City Marathon in November.

All-female Indigenous rugby league team backs Quit for New Life in light of startling figures

13 October 2016

Female rugby league players from the Mt Druitt area, New South Wales, are tackling the issue of smoking among pregnant Indigenous women.

Saving lives the focus for Mental Health Week events in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

12 October 2016

A number of events are being held around Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia (WA), for Mental Health Week this week to help activate, educate and engage locals about mental health.

FAA look to unearth Indigenous stars

4 October 2016

Indigenous players make up nine per cent of this year's Australian Football League (AFL) list, while 12% of National Rugby League (NRL) players identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, thanks to targeted recruitment and talent identification programs.  That there are no more than a handful of Indigenous players in the A-League and W-League speaks of opportunities not yet seized. It's not lost on Football Federation Australia (FFA) Chief Executive, David Gallop, who as a former NRL boss witnessed the rise of stars like Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis.

Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout: Celebrations as Redfern win Koori football tournament

4 October 2016

As rugby league fans across the country gathered to recover from the National Rugby League (NRL) grand final, another game across town was just finishing. The Redfern All Blacks took out the New South Wales Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout for the second year in a row.

Women's rugby league team ready to tackle 2016 Koori Knockout

1 October 2016

When Kiara Maza runs on to the field at the start of a rugby league game, she's completely focused on protecting her 'sisters' and getting the first tackle of the game.

Clontarf project culminates in friendly kart race

27 September 2016

A race of handmade karts yesterday marked the end of a six-week skill-building program for Goldfields Clontarf Academy boys.

Murri Carnival promotes Deadly Choices

22 September 2016

The 2016 Murri Carnival, taking place this week, will showcase Queensland Indigenous Rugby League at its best, but also provide an important health message to all involved.

Back to back series win for the All Stars

20 September 2016

The Apunipima Cape York Health Council's (Apunipima) Indigenous All Stars have claimed the annual Trans-Tasman Basketball Series against the Maori national team in New Zealand this past week. The defending champions worked hard to hold off the Maori's taking the best of three series two games to one.

Indigenous young guns look to follow in tennis great Goolagong's footsteps

16 September 2016

For six Indigenous youngsters learning the finer points of tennis, this weekend's Davis Cup play-off between Australia and Slovakia is a special occasion.

Bouncing back: food and game help disadvantaged youth

15 September 2016

Sydney's Charity Bounce has launched a sport and nutrition program that aims to empower disadvantaged youth with the physical strength of basketball and mental strength of good nutrition.

NBL legends join Charity Bounce for hand on outreach in Redfern

15 September 2016

In the two months since Charity Bounce launched it has touched the lives of nearly 1000 disadvantaged and Indigenous youth from Western and inner Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) and even interstate to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Australia's health 2016 released

14 September 2016

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Australia's health 2016 this week, a two yearly report card on the health of all Australians.

Our Indigenous Paralympians heading to Rio

9 September 2016

Only 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes have competed in the Paralympic Games since its inception in the early 1960s.

Apunipima Indigenous basketball star asks RUOK?

8 September 2016

Today, September 8, is RUOK day, and Apunipima Indigenous basketball All Star Aaron Bin Tahal is encouraging people to ask their friends and family RUOK? Aaron, a guard with the Queensland Basketball League champions the Cairns Marlins, has put up his hand to be an RUOK? Ambassador in an attempt to support people to reach in, and reach out when necessary.

Apunipima All Stars finalise preparations for Trans-Tasman Series

8 September 2016

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous All Stars Basketball Team head down to Brisbane, Queensland, this weekend for a two-day training camp before heading off to defend their title in the annual Trans-Tasman Series in New Zealand.

Shoes for remote communities in the Pilbara

7 September 2016

Comet Bay Primary School in Secret Harbour, Western Australia (WA), have partnered with WA Police to collect shoes for six remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the East Pilbara.

Aboriginal health worker running marathon to close health gap

5 September 2016

Aboriginal Health Worker, Kristika Kumar, is training to run the New York Marathon in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of exercise to help close the health gap in her Wreck Bay community, 30 kilometres south of Nowra in New South Wales. The 25 year old was inspired to take up running after observing the impact of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure among Aboriginal people in her community.

Australia's Indigenous community hurting in the heart

31 August 2016

The Heart Foundation last week launched Australian Heart Maps, which is an online resource highlighting how indicators for heart disease are distributed throughout Australia.

Shooting Stars reaches Mullewa

29 August 2016

Shooting Stars is set to launch their netball program in term four at Mullewa District High School, their sixth site in Western Australia (WA).

Greg Inglis to captain Prime Minister's XIII

29 August 2016

South Sydney Rabbitohs Captain, Greg Inglis, will captain the Prime Minister's XIII in the traditional rugby league match against Papua New Guinea on 24 September in Port Moresby.

Marathon Project graduate appointed to lead the program

26 August 2016

Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) graduate, Adrian Dodson-Shaw, became the first Indigenous Australian to run the North Pole Marathon in 2015 and is once again creating history as the first Indigenous Head Coach/Manager of the IMP program.

Breaking Barriers program inspires Aboriginal young people in Mount Druitt to live a life without crime

26 August 2016

When 15-year-old Carly Bates attended her first session at Breaking Barriers, a program for young Aboriginal people in Western Sydney, New South Wales, she had low confidence and feared the police.

Diabetes Educators go for gold

25 August 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council's Diabetes team are helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Cape York, Queensland, living with type 2 diabetes to take charge of their condition and come up with solutions to balance their blood sugar.

Trainer fits bill

22 August 2016

A passion for fitness and a unique set of leadership skills is the driving force behind Mandurah, West Australia (WA), resident Gerald Ugle.

Diabetes Care Blacktown tackling disease at the source

18 August 2016

Definition Health Club in Blacktown, New South Wales (NSW), is an organisation that is helping redefine diabetes treatment in the heart of an epidemic. Diabetes NSW ranked Blacktown the number one diabetes hot spot in the State.

Gordon urges corporates to get behind youth clubs

18 August 2016

While many Indigenous youths have close associations with Western Australia's (WA) famed Police and Community Youth Centres, or PCYC's as they are known, WA's first Aboriginal magistrate Dr Sue Gordon is looking for closer ties to Indigenous organisations and has urged corporate and philanthropic support for the organisation.

Apunipima Indigenous Basketball All Stars players announced

11 August 2016

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars has announced its selection of a 12-player roster, led by National Basketball League (NBL) veteran Tyson Demos.

Young NT footballers release new book

8 August 2016

Shock 'em! is a new book published by a group of young Northern Territory (NT) footballers in conjunction with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Epic Good Foundation and Hawthorn Football Club.

Running with heart in the heart of the nation

5 August 2016

Runners from 17 communities, including the APY Lands, converged on Yulara, Northern Territory last month to compete at the National Deadly Fun Run Championships.

Janaia Donovan represents Australian Indigenous side in netball

4 August 2016

Rugby league players don’t usually feature on a netball court but Janaia Donovan is carving her own path in sport.

Nine Indigenous athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympics

4 August 2016

There are nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes heading to the 2016 Rio Olympics to represent Australia this year.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committee seeking expressions of interest

4 August 2016

Cricket Australia is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from community members to join State and Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cricket Advisory Committees.

Boxer Joe Williams to speak at NATSIHWA conference 2016

2 August 2016

A major athlete and mental health advocate has been announced as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) conference speaker for 2016.

Apunipima shoots with the stars

1 August 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) in Cairns, Queensland (Qld) has secured the 2016 naming rights for the Australian Indigenous All Stars Men's Basketball team.

Sport and culture combine for Nations of Origin

27 July 2016

More than 850 young people recently took part in the fourth annual Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Nations of Origin rugby sevens tournament in New South Wales (NSW).

Sports drinks are gammin': New campaign urges Aboriginal community to go for water instead

21 July 2016

A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal sporting role models from the Victorian community to highlight the health effects of regularly downing sports drinks.

Clinic steers kids away from bad habits

19 July 2016

Children and teenagers in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (WA), honed their basketball skills with Goldfields Giants import players, Jacob Holmen and Kenny 'KJ' Manigault, at a coaching clinic last week.  The clinic was run by Bega Garnbirringu's tobacco action and youth teams.

Teen ploughs new direction in snow for Indigenous athletes

19 July 2016

With the Rio Summer Olympics just around the corner, the journey of 16 year old Mikayla George is just beginning as she works towards becoming the first Indigenous Winter Olympian.

Night sports program for Kwinana kids

13 July 2016

There is a new program keeping young people in Kwinana, Western Australia (WA), busy on Friday nights.

Cops take on CAPS on court

12 July 2016

The inaugural basketball game between the Coolgardie police and the Christian Aboriginal Parent Directed School (CAPS) students took place last week in the Goldfields, Western Australia (WA).  CAPS Principal, Kurtis Leslie, said the game was fun for the students and also helped them view the police in a positive light.

Launch of Pilbara Aboriginal Heart Health Program

11 July 2016

The Heart Foundation has launched the Pilbara Aboriginal Heart Health Program in Roebourne, Western Australia (WA).

Indigenous boxer helps troubled youth win mental health fight

8 July 2016

A former boxer is using his backyard gym to help youth win their battle with mental health.

Queensland's Indigenous youth empowered to

8 July 2016

Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt, officially launched the Choose to Live Deadly program this morning as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s National Aborigines and Islander Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations.

George Rose inspires improved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

7 July 2016

A movement of positive change to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, led by former National Rugby League (NRL) prop, George Rose, has concluded the opening stage of the New South Wales (NSW) Knockout Health Challenge.  The George Rose Challenge kicked off the 2016 program, which last year saw more than 2,700 kilograms lost by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teams across the state.

Broncos' star's special Indigenous tribute

6 July 2016

Brisbane player, James Roberts, has received a special honour ahead of the Broncos' Indigenous match on Friday night, with the star centre set to wear a special pair of boots to signify the importance of Indigenous health.  The National Rugby League (NRL) Indigenous Round took part in Round 10 of this season but Brisbane didn't have a home game that week.

Maurice Rioli inducted into AFL Hall of Fame

4 July 2016

The late Maurice Rioli was one of six Australian Football League (AFL) players to be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame for 2016.  Mr Rioli was the first Indigenous player in 1982 to win the Norm Smith medal as best on ground in the then Victorian Football League (VFL) grand final.  The AFL Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and serves to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian football.

New chronic disease portal provides quick access for workforce

30 June 2016

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has launched a new online portal for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease workforce.

Red Dust Heelers para athletes inspire students

30 June 2016

Students from primary schools in Hedland, Western Australia (WA), wheeled out a new skill set last week as they rolled with the Red Dust Heelers para athletes.  Made up of Aboriginal and other athletes with a disability, the Heelers squad includes Karratha-born wheelchair basketball star Ryan Morich. Mr Morich lost his leg below the knee when he was 12 after contracting a rare bone cancer, yet has gone on to become captain of the Red Dust Heelers Adelaide wheelchair basketball team.  Mr Morich and the Heelers squad taught the students how to control sport wheelchairs and take part in exercises mimicking the challenges of being blind.  St Cecilia's teacher, Claire Wellbeloved, said it was great timing for the Heelers to visit her school.

WA child activity programs keep funding

30 June 2016

Two of the Western Australia (WA) Government's sporting and recreation programs for children will continue to be funded after $5 million was allocated to them in the State Budget.

Binar Sports basketball teams to travel to China for Friendship Games

29 June 2016

Two Indigenous basketball teams from Binar Sports in Bellevue will travel to Shanghai, China next month for the 2016 Friendship Games.

ECU's Indigenous sports team gears up for Indigenous Uni Games in Brisbane

28 June 2016

Nursing student Ahmi Narkle will take her Edith Cowan University (ECU) Indigenous sports team to the 2016 Indigenous Uni Games in Brisbane, Queensland this week.

Indigenous kids target of Mackay hockey program

24 June 2016

Mackay Hockey is running a program specifically for Indigenous children.

Future leader wins Aboriginal Student of the Year

24 June 2016

The leadership qualities of Charles Charlton-Walker, a year 10 student from Maclean, haven't gone unnoticed as he was recently named the Clarence Aboriginal Student of the Year.  The award recognises emerging leaders, rewards students commitment to their local community and connects students to community leaders and role models.  Mr Charlton-Walker has been involved in a number of programs including Maclean High School Student Representative Council, helping young students with their reading skills, playing touch football, league and rugby sides, and refereeing for the Yamba Touch Football Association.

Clancy an Indigenous Olympic trailblazer

23 June 2016

Taliqua Clancy will become Australia's first Indigenous Olympian in beach volleyball after her selection with Louise Bawden was ratified on Tuesday.

Tanya Hosch selected ahead of Nova Peris as AFL's new head of inclusion and social policy

23 June 2016

The Australian Football League (AFL) has appointed a second woman to its executive, Indigenous rights campaigner Tanya Hosch will take up the new role as the league's head of inclusion and social policy on Monday August 29.

Cody Walker proud to be among highest Indigenous representation in an NRL game

23 June 2016

South Sydney fullback, Cody Walker, was proud to learn that his team's recent match against Gold Coast in Perth, Western Australia (WA), had the highest representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players in National Rugby League (NRL) history.  Mr Walker, who is of Bundjalung and Yuin heritage, was one of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players in the Rabbitohs and Titans teams, 11 of whom started the match.

Pilbara doctor on top of his Game

22 June 2016

Pilbara doctor, John van Bockxmeer, has won the Community Award at this year's West Australian of the Year awards for his efforts in the community, including his work with Fair Game Australia.  The Hedland Health campus emergency doctor founded not-for-profit organisation Fair Game several years ago and since then has donated more than 15,000 items of recycled sporting equipment to clubs, remote communities and children who need it.

Indigenous Unigames to be held in Brisbane

21 June 2016

Indigenous students from 25 Australian universities will gather in Brisbane, Queensland next week (Sunday 26 to Thursday 30 June) to contest the 2016 Indigenous Unigames.

Health and community leaders back campaign against chronic disease

16 June 2016

More than 25 health and community leaders have called on all political parties to agree before the election to act to reduce the burden of chronic disease.  The open letter signatories, including Aboriginal leader, June Oscar AO, have signed up to a call by Prevention 1st urging political parties to put preventive health policy first ahead of the July Federal Election.

Running for health and for fun

16 June 2016

Students from the remote community of Amata in South Australia have been running for their health and for fun.

Champion Indigenous surfer has pro tour in her sights after second national titles win

14 June 2016

Wollongong Indigenous surfer Summer Simon has spoken of her goal to one day represent her culture at a professional level.

NRL Indigenous summit reaches out to youth

13 June 2016

Growing up in the small top-end town of Katherine, Northern Territory (NT), Luke Kelly played footy with his friends to let off steam.

AFL stars immortalised in wooden Aboriginal artworks at Parliament House

7 June 2016

Wooden statues of star AFL players have gone on display at Parliament House in Canberra to celebrate Reconciliation week.

West Coast Fever supports Shooting Stars

6 June 2016

Western Australia's (WA) West Coast Fever netball team wore the Shooting Stars logo during the Indigenous round this week.

Former Warwick footy star turned Mayor

2 June 2016

Former Warwick student Rex Burke has come along way since the halls of Slade School, in Warwick, Queensland.

Aboriginal man fighting blindness and obesity through fitness

2 June 2016

Overcoming a degenerative eye condition and weight problems were the catalyst for Aboriginal man Wayne Wright of Orange in New South Wales to start a major turnaround.  Mr Wright's life is now healthier, he has taken up and received accolades for further education and has become a role model and mentor to others.

AFL scholarship scheme planned to attract Indigenous coaches

2 June 2016

A scholarship scheme named in honour of Aboriginal football legends, Graham Farmer and Barry Cable, has been proposed in a bid to attract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches into the Australian Football League (AFL).  The AFL Coaches Association (AFLCA) has put forward a scheme that would lead to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches across Australia being sponsored to spend a month at an AFL club during the pre-season NAB Challenge period as one solution to the scarcity of Aboriginal people across the competition.  AFLCA Chief, Mark Brayshaw, met with the AFL's Mark Evans regarding the project.

New AFL Indigenous program helping young students kick goals

2 June 2016

The Greater Western Sydney Giants Australian Football League (AFL) club has relaunched a program helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school children realise their dreams.

Emerging Perth basketball club delivers assistance to Indigenous youth

30 May 2016

One man's idea to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to play basketball has led to a club with 120 participants across 14 teams of all ages.

AFL wants Indigenous commissioner by 2018

30 May 2016

The Australian Football League (AFL) has pledged to appoint a first Indigenous member of the sports's ruling commission by 2018.

Young Albany cricketer to represent Australia in India

23 May 2016

Albany cricket player Samara Williams’ dream of representing her country will be realised over the next week with the all-rounder part of the national Indigenous women’s squad touring India.

Australia's Indigenous tennis coach empowers youth on search for next superstar

19 May 2016

Australia's first Indigenous male tennis player to play on centre court at Wimbledon is travelling the country to promote tennis to Indigenous youth.

Applications to volunteer at Garma 2016 are open

19 May 2016

The Yothu Yindi Foundation invites applications from hard-working volunteers with the enthusiasm and energy to help stage Garma 2016 Australia premier Indigenous cultural exchange event.

National strategic framework for chronic conditions: online public consultation on the second draft

18 May 2016

Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects.

Tom tackles suicide rate in young Aboriginal men

17 May 2016

Ex-Orange High School students Ellie Carey-Speirs and Tom Goolagong want the statistics on suicide in young Aboriginal men to change.

New publication confirms important improvements in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

16 May 2016

The Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Official opening of multi-purpose facility at AFL Cape York House on Friday 13 May

13 May 2016

A Cairns-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding house will officially open a new $850,000 sports facility located on its premises in Portsmith this week.

We walk together for the Long walk in 2016

12 May 2016

A charity inspired by Michael Long’s historic walk to Canberra, the Long walk aims to get the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people back on the national agenda.

Aboriginal swim academy plan for Wauchope Pool

12 May 2016

An Aboriginal swim academy in Wauchope, New South Wales (NSW), could become a hub for an Australia-wide program.

Sarah Carmody is searching for next Indigenous marathon runner from Alice Springs

10 May 2016

Marathon runner Sarah Carmody says she’s disappointed nobody from Central Australia was picked for this year’s Indigenous marathon project (IMP) squad.

Midnight basketball gives at-risk youth a place to be

9 May 2016

There is one basketball tournament where shooting baskets is not the end game. Midnight basketball is a community-run program focused on reaching out to at-risk youth.

Run with the 2016 Indigenous Marathon Squad

5 May 2016

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is inviting interested runners the opportunity to meet and run with the 2016 Indigenous marathon project squad.

Deadly Sport Gippsland hold first Aboriginal sport Gippsland conference

5 May 2016

Deadly Sport Gippsland held their first Aboriginal sport conference on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

Marathon runners an inspiration to Indigenous community

4 May 2016

Two residents of Broome, Western Australia (WA), have been selected in a squad of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for the 2016 Indigenous marathon project (IMP).

Newman children learn survival swimming lessons

4 May 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Newman, Western Australia (WA) had the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons for the very first time through the Royal Life Saving WA Swim and survive: Access and equity program last term.

Indigenous round funding program 2016 closes on Friday 13 May

3 May 2016

GippSport in Victoria through their Deadly sport Gippsland program, have released a new funding program for Indigenous rounds to be held during July 2016.

Adam Goodes speaks about mental health and cultural resilience at Koori youth summit

29 April 2016

Former AFL footballer, Adam Goodes, coached young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about mental health and cultural resilience at the third annual Koori youth summit last week. Mr Goodes spoke to about 180 young Victorians as part of the two day summit, which brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under the age of 28 from across Victoria.

Adelaide Crows unveil new Indigenous jumper

26 April 2016

The Adelaide Crows will wear a jumper designed by the aunt of Eddie Betts in the Australian Football League (AFL) Indigenous round this year.

New York marathon beckons Thursday Island's latest Indigenous marathon project squad member

25 April 2016

Saliman Bin Juda's selection in the 2016 Indigenous marathon project (IMP) squad means he could become the fourth person from Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait, to participate in the world's largest marathon in the last three years.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health release special Indigenous health issue

22 April 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health have released a special issue which focuses specifically on Indigenous health.

Dockers and Eagles welcome new zones

22 April 2016

Fremantle Dockers Chief Executive, Steve Rosich, says the club's long-term goal will be to identify future players out of its newly allocated Indigenous and multicultural recruiting zones.

Wirrpanda and Cook launch Deadly Brotha Boyz mentoring program

21 April 2016

Former AFL stars David Wirrpanda and Troy Cook were at Kojonup Sporting Complex, Western Australia (WA), last week to launch the Wirrpanda Foundation's new Deadly brotha boyz Aboriginal youth mentoring program.  Department of Sport and Recreation Great Southern Aboriginal Sports Development Manager and Wirrapanda Foundation Mentor, Robbie Miniter, said the program was about letting the youths know there were opportunities available to them.

Kids leap ahead as Apunipima staff train remote educators in nutrition and physical activity

18 April 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Cairns, Queensland (Qld) plan to deliver the Learning, eating, active play, sleep (LEAPS) professional development program to Pormpuraaw and Lockhart River communities in Cape York during term two in 2016.

Kids to work with opera star at cultural camp

14 April 2016

The first on-country children’s cultural camp in the Karijini National Park, Western Australia (WA) will be hosted by IBN Corporation.

New South Wales Knockout health challenge launched

14 April 2016

New South Wales (NSW) Blues this week helped launch the fifth annual NSW knockout health challenge in the fight against obesity among Aboriginal communities.  The George Rose challenge began on Monday 11 April and will run for ten weeks, with more than 800 participants competing in teams from as far north as Lismore and as far west as Menindee, including two all-women's teams.  The challenge is a joint initiative of NSW Health and NSW Rugby League.

NRL launch Cowboys House in Townsville

8 April 2016

A new joint initiative between the North Queensland Cowboys, the National Rugby League and State and Australian Governments, will help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from remote areas of Queensland to complete their education and find jobs.  NRL Cowboys House is being supported by a $9.5 million investment from the Australian Government and will provide accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the beginning of the 2017 school year.

Hunter New England Health hosts i-Fit Indigenous health program

5 April 2016

A group of Indigenous women are meeting each week at Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, to discuss health eating options and learn basic exercises.

High hopes for young Indigenous female footballers

5 April 2016

More than 200 Aboriginal girls were expected to participate in this year's Kirby Bentley cup, which was held at Lighting Park in Noranda, Western Australia (WA) last Friday 1 April.

NT Sports Awards: Cyril Rioli takes out top honour

5 April 2016

Australian Football League (AFL) star Cyril Rioli is the Northern Territory (NT) Sportsperson of the Year after a ceremony where the Central Australian Football League's (CAFL) efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention also won recognition.

Eora Elders Olympics signals start of 2016 Seniors festival

5 April 2016

The Eora Elders Olympics was held at the Hurstville Aquatic Centre, in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) last Friday.

Country Rugby League release first ever Country Origin Indigenous jersey

4 April 2016

Country Rugby League have unveiled their first ever Indigenous jersey for the VB Country Origin team.

One in five WA kids playing sport are Indigenous

4 April 2016

More than 10,000 Aboriginal children have joined a sport or recreation club in Western Australia (WA) following the introduction of $200 vouchers to help families pay for club fees.

Socceroos donate $90,000 in match appearance fees to Indigenous football

1 April 2016

Prior to their win at Tuesday's World Cup qualifying match against Jordan, the Socceroos, Australia's national football team, pledged the majority of their appearance fees to Indigenous football.

Public Health Week sets focus on crucial topics and encourages discussion

1 April 2016

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is encouraging people to get involved in this year’s Public Health Week, which runs from 4-8 April 2016.

Moriarty gives back as first Indigenous Socceroo

31 March 2016

John Moriarty was the first Indigenous player ever selected to wear the green and gold of Australia in football, or soccer. But he has gone on to do much more, with his life and his experiences.

Cycling Australia Aboriginal bike safety program for New South Wales

30 March 2016

Cycling Australia Aboriginal bike safety program will be delivered across New South Wales (NSW) in April 2016 by Let's Ride Delivery Centre.

Richard's marathon odyssey continues

24 March 2016

The Run Richard run marathon odyssey continues, with one down and seven more to go.

WA's bid to create Australia's first Indigenous cycling star

23 March 2016

Hurtling around a velodrome at breakneck speed, Lemarna Valentine can hit 50 kilometres an hour on her bike.

Indigenous football players show skill in Nicky Winmar carnival

22 March 2016

St Kilda champion Nicky Winmar was in Mandurah, Western Australia (WA), on Sunday 6 March as he watched more than 350 Aboriginal players aged 12 to 15 take part in the Nicky Winmar Carnival.  The carnival, held at Bendigo Bank Stadium, featured 14 metropolitan and regional WA teams playing more than 40 games in a round robin tournament.

Shaun Burgoyne the AFL's new foremost Indigenous voice

22 March 2016

Shaun Burgoyne is the AFL playing group's new foremost Indigenous leader, following in the footsteps of Adam Goodes, by becoming chairman of the refreshed AFL Players' Association (AFLPA) Indigenous players advisory (IPA) board.  Following his retirement from playing Mr Goodes stepped down from his position as chairman of the board.

Aerial skier Mikayla George aims to be Australia's first Indigenous winter olympian

14 March 2016

A little less than a year ago, Melbourne teenager Mikayla George stood by an open fire and quietly sang a song about her ancestors.

Run worldwide with Indigenous Marathon Foundation tourism

8 March 2016

An innovative partnership between the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) and Travelling Fit is offering the opportunity for adventurous running enthusiasts to combine travel, running and fundraising.

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley urges Aboriginal communities to take action in the fight against obesity

4 March 2016

New South Wales (NSW) Blues coach and newly crowned Ambassador of the fifth NSW knockout health challenge, Laurie Daley, has urged Aboriginal communities to take action in the fight against obesity.

Brisbane community commemorates the Apology

4 March 2016

Hundreds of Brisbane’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community came together in the iconic Musgrave Park, in Brisbane  to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Apology.

Wirrpanda Foundation celebrates 10 years of creating positive outcomes

3 March 2016

The Wirrpanda Foundation, established by David Wirrpanda during his football career with the West Coast Eagles, exists to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people by promoting strong role models and healthy life choices.  What began as the Wirra Club program operating out of West Coast's home ground has expanded over the past ten years into a not-for-profit organisation that has bases in Albany, Broome, Kwinana, Leederville and Wickham in Western Australia (WA).

Girls make your move campaign at the heart of more active girls

2 March 2016

The Heart Foundation has applauded the Federal Government on the launch of it landmark Girls make your move campaign encouraging younger Australian women to become more physically active.

Schoolboys keep Indigenous tradition alive diving for turtles in northern NSW rivers

25 February 2016

The Wahlabul people of the Bundjalung Nation are keeping the ancient tradition of turtle diving alive in the northern New South Wales village of Tabulam.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre seeking collaborators for action research project

25 February 2016

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), based in New South Wales (NSW) at UNSW are looking for partners in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Centres to undertake a piece of action research.

Indigenous woman Charmaine Patrick inspired to play AFL after marathon effort

22 February 2016

For Charmaine Patrick, a decision to run an marathon in 2013 change her life.

Clark appointed new Director of the Korin Gamadji Institute

18 February 2016

Richmond is pleased to announce that Aaron Clark has been appointed as the new Director of the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) based at Punt Road Oval in Victoria (Vic).

Competitors and spectators gather to celebrate Woorrangalook Koori Surf Titles

17 February 2016

The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles was held on Saturday 13 of February at Urquhart Bluff on the Great Ocean Road.

Healthy weight week starts today

15 February 2016

Monday 15 February marks the beginning of Healthy weight week in Australia.  The week is an initiative of Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Midland cycle coach launches first Aboriginal youth talent squad

15 February 2016

Cycling coaches at the National Cycling Centre, Western Australia (WA) are fast tracking what they believe to be the first development club for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth in Australia.  Head Development Coach, Amanda O'Connor said the new program was available to boys and girls in the Perth Hills and Midland areas.

Thompson backs Yarn safe campaign

12 February 2016

St George Illawarra Dragons and NRL Indigenous All Stars forward Joel Thompson has lent his support to the headspace Yarn safe campaign, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to seek help if they've got a lot going on.  Yarn safe is the first youth-led national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health campaign, telling young people there's no shame in talking about problems affecting their mental health and wellbeing.  Thompson has discussed his own experiences in a new Yarn safe video and believes speaking out can make a big difference: 'There's no shame about speaking about issues or problems that you're going through.

The Evonne Goolagong Foundation's 2016 free Indigenous tennis come and try days

11 February 2016

The Yvonne Goolagong Foundation will be holding free Indigenous tennis come and try days during 2016.

New Closing the gap annual reports show limited progress in meeting targets

10 February 2016

Two critical reports were released this week, the Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2016, and the Closing the gap - progress and priorities report prepared by the Close the Gap Steering Committee.

Indigenous players get a chance to step up

10 February 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers are currently competing in the inaugural National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC) which is being held this week in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Indigenous marathon project (IMP) application deadline extended to the end of February 2016

8 February 2016

Due to an overwhelming number of applications, the deadline for the Indigenous marathon project (IMP) 2016 squad has been extended until the end of February.

More changes to Indigenous All Stars

2 February 2016

Broncos centre James Roberts and his cousin Tyrone Roberts have been handed starting positions for next week's All Stars match in Brisbane, Queensland.

Former Perth Wildcats coach Cal Bruton helps kids from Kimberley region improve their basketball skills

1 February 2016

Former Perth Wildcats basketball coach, Cal Bruton, helped 20 young people from West Australia's Kimberley region's Ardyaloon Basketball Association improve their skills in Perth this week as part of his Black Pearl Basketball Academy.  Mr Bruton said he was confident basketball could tap into the rich pool of Indigenous athletes to facilitate more professional sporting careers, something football has done successfully.

All Indigenous NRL women's team train for important anniversary game

27 January 2016

This year National Rugby League (NRL) Indigenous women’s team trained for just the second time over the weekend, coming from as far as the Torres Strait for a three-day boot camp in Sydney, New South Wales.

Johnathan Thurston withdraws from All Stars, Greg Inglis to captain Indigenous side

20 January 2016

THE Indigenous All Stars must prove they can thrive without Johnathan Thurston if the game is going to be a permanent fixture on the National Rugby League (NRL) calendar, according to Indigenous cult hero Dean Widders.

The Raise the Bar Academy commences today in Melbourne

18 January 2016

The Raise the Bar Academy has today commenced its 2016 program at the University of Melbourne in Victoria.

The Indigenous marathon project is recruiting for the 2016 New York City Marathon

14 January 2016

The Indigenous marathon project (IMP) annually selects, educates, trains and takes a group of inspirational Australian Indigenous men and women aged 18 - 30 to compete in the world’s biggest marathon, the New York City Marathon, held in November each year.

Indigenous netballers starring on the coast

14 January 2016

Some of Australias top young netball talent have come together on the Gold Coast, in Queensland this week for the 2016 National Indigenous Schoolgirls Carnival.

Indigenous deal key to FMG hockey play

12 January 2016

Fortescue Metal Group (FMG) has deepened its committment to hockey, striking deals with the sport's national body thought to be worth more than $1.7 million over the next five years.

2016 Healthway research funding round now open

12 January 2016

The 2016 Healthway research funding round is now open.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service to target obesity in 2016

11 January 2016

An obesity clinic will be introduced to Canberra's primary Aboriginal health service this year in an attempt to stem weight problems and diabetes rates in the community.

Inspirational high achievers recognised at the Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards

16 December 2015

The  Indigenous Allied Health Association's (IAHA) 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards were held on Tuesday 1 December 2015 at the Pullman Cairns International, in Cairns Queensland.

Indigenous mentor turning lives around in Halls Creek

15 December 2015

In an outback town with a troubled reputation, a local Aboriginal man is helping turn around the prospects for the next generation.

Applications are now open for the first ARMtour of 2016 in the Northern Territory

14 December 2015

The National Aboriginal Sporting Change Academy (NASCA) is seeking highly skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to join their remote Aboriginal community team in the Northern Territory (NT).

Kickstart 2016 with a Football and netball program grant

11 December 2015

Football and netball clubs in regional Victoria and on the metropolitan fringe can now apply for funding to rejuvenate their sports facilities through the Country football and netball program.

BMX rider in outback Queensland inspires other young Indigenous Australians

10 December 2015

A 10 year old BMX rider living in outback Queensland has received praise for being a role model for other young Indigenous Australians.

Funds fill up for education

10 December 2015

A Western Australian charity focused on improving the lives of Aboriginal children through exercise and nutrition programs has hired staff and increased the amount of work it's doing in several schools, following a major funding increase.

Jarrod Harbrow to assist Gold Coast's Indigenous athletes with academy

7 December 2015

Gold Coast has established the Jarrod Harbrow Leadership Academy to help elite Ondigenous athletes from the region.

Harbrow sets up Gold Coast Indigenous Academy

7 December 2015

Gold Coast has established the Jarrod Harbrow Leadership Academy to help elite Indigenous athletes from the region.

Adam Goodes shortlisted for 2015 Human Rights Medal

25 November 2015

Adam Goodes, well known Australian footballer, the 2014 Australian of the Year and co-founder of the Goodes-O'Loughlin Foundation has been shortlisted for the 2015 Human Rights Medal.

VACCHO survey: Aboriginal sugary drinks ad, being broadcast on NITV!

24 November 2015

The closing date for this survey has been extended to Friday 4 December 2015.

Rising star steps up to the challenge

19 November 2015

Taleah Beezley's leadership qualities have been rewarded with selection into the South Queensland under-16 squad to compete at the national Indigenous netball championships next year on the Gold Coast.

Ella-Duncan eager to welcome more sisters into fold

18 November 2015

No one will be more delighted than Marcia Ella-Duncan when the next Indigenous netballer pulls on the green and gold dress and joins the Australian Diamonds. Ella-Duncan was Australia’s first Aboriginal netball representative when she made her international debut against New Zealand in Christchurch in May, 1986. Her career spanned 18 Tests, which included winning a silver medal at the 1987 Netball World Cup in Scotland. Sharon Finnan-White (20 Tests) is the only other Indigenous Australian representative.

Indigenous great-grandmother reverses type 2 diabetes and loses 45kg with exercise, healthy eating

17 November 2015

When Ngarrindjeri great-grandmother Maxine Risk-Sumner was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008, she began a journey that saw her lose 45 kilograms and turn her life around.

Shining a light on diabetes prevention

16 November 2015

Apunipma's diabetes education team are continuing to spread the message about chronic disease prevention with a yarning and activity session to be held at Kowanyama in North Queensland tomorrow November 17.

Cathy Freeman's foundation work recognised at awards

12 November 2015

Sydney 2000 Olympic champion and former runner from Mackay in Queensland Cathy Freeman, was awarded the International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Award for the Oceania region, for her works through her foundation.

RAP to help assist Aboriginal netballers

9 November 2015

A Reconciliation Action Plan aimed at increasing the participation and involvement of Indigenous netball players has been launched in Sydney, New South Wales.

Cycling to close the gap in Indigenous health

2 November 2015

A passion for cycling and Indigenous health is what brought four mates together to establish the Tour da country back in 2012.

Football program aims to bring Indigenous kids to school

22 October 2015

A new academy for Indigenous youth will use rugby league and Australian rules to help boost school attendance and achievement in the Darling Downs South West region of Queensland, the state's education minister says.

Deadly sport Gippsland grants open

12 October 2015

Deadly sport Gippsland program currently has grants up to $5000 available for sporting events that actively involve the Aboriginal community as participants, spectators, officials and volunteers and importantly promote health and lifestyle changes within the Aboriginal community.

Cricket opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in New South Wales

9 October 2015

Cricket New South Wales (NSW) will be commencing a Cricket T20 blast eight week cricket program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged between seven and twelve years on Saturday 10 October 2015.

Broome's big buddas put the muscle on Indigenous obesity

9 October 2015

Aboriginal men in Broome, Western Australia, have shown that high rates of Indigenous obesity can be turned around with a bit of sweaty, hard work.

Indigenous pain embraced in Australian desert achievement

8 October 2015

What a way to finish the final camp of 2015.

Indigenous rugby league players join the push for healthy lifestyles to help close the gap

6 October 2015

An annual rugby league carnival held to showcase the talents of Queensland's young Indigenous players has gone sugar, alcohol and tobacco free to promote healthier lifestyle choices.

Forum empowers Indigenous youth

1 October 2015

Close to 400 people gathered at Briggs Road Sporting Complex in Ipswich, Queensland on Friday to play a game of footy and talk.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet user survey now open

28 September 2015

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (now in our 18th year) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.

AFL Indigenous round set to be renamed after Sir Doug Nicholls

25 September 2015

The Australian Football League (AFL) looks set to honour Victoria's first Aboriginal state player, Sir Douglas Nicholls, in a rebranding next season of the Indigenous round.

Freeman lights flame in your Indigenous cricketers

24 September 2015

Natalie Plane is a promising young Australian bowler, but it was champion runner Cathy Freeman, not a cricketer, who was her major inspiration as a child.

Free swimming lessons on offer at participating swim schools during Learn to Swim Week

24 September 2015

During Learn to Swim Week from Monday 28 September to 2 October 2015 participating swim schools are offering free swimming lessons to children under the age of five years.

WA football's Indigenous pioneer Jimmy Melbourne honoured nearly 80 years after death

14 September 2015

Jimmy Melbourne was an immensely talented footballer, a World War I veteran and a pioneer.

Knockout health challenge kicked off by Rugby League legend

3 September 2015

Former Rugby League premiership player, Ricky Walford, was in Lismore recently supporting healthy lifestyle choices as part of the New South Wales (NSW) knockout health challenge.

Port Adelaide Aboriginal Academy set for unique China excursion

2 September 2015

The Aboriginal Australian football league (AFL) academy will travel to China to play an exhibition game in the 'Middle Kingdom' as part of an unprecedented cultural exchange supported by the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Preston health worker who shed 55kg holds six-week health challenge

31 August 2015

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) worker Sarah Sheridan, dropped 55kg and is now running a health challenge in Preston. By the time she was 22, Sarah Sheridan tipped the scales at an unhealthy 127kg.

IndigifestOZ film festival: Indigenous culture showcased in WA event

27 August 2015

When Western Australian (WA) writer and director Dennis Simmons joined the first ever all-Aboriginal team to compete in the Rottnest Channel Swim, he knew it was history in the making.

Strong culture small grant applications open now

25 August 2015

Diabetes Western Australia (WA) small grant applications are now open.

Indigenous Marathon Foundation Warrior fun run

24 August 2015

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) will be holding its inaugural Warrior fun run on Sunday 6 September 2015. It’s a family-friendly event for everyone to get in, with 5km and 10km distances on offer, and a celebration of Indigenous culture through music, dance and traditional warrior markings on offer for all participants.

The squad's run of celebration

19 August 2015

'Celebrate every training session you do, celebrate every run you finish.' They are just some of the constant words of inspiration shared by Deek to the Indigenous marathon project (IMP) squad and what a celebration was had when the squad finished their first ever, Sydney city 2 surf on Sunday 9 August.

Dockers' high flyer Michael Walters hopes to tackle Indigenous suicide problem

18 August 2015

One of the most prolific goal scorers in the Australian Football League (AFL), Michael Walters, has another grand ambition even more challenging than winning the Premiership.

Student will represent Australian at dragon boat competition

18 August 2015

Former Sarina State School student, Larissa Woosup, will carry the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag at the International Dragon Boat Federation's World nations championship opening ceremony.

New health initiative to reduce chronic disease in Aboriginal community

18 August 2015

Hunter New England Health in New South Wales, is launching a new initiative which aims to close the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Rugby league's Indigenous leadership has hit new heights, says NRL welfare manager Dean Widders

7 August 2015

In 1973, Arthur Beetson became the first Aboriginal man to captain Australia in any sport, just six years after his people were finally recognised as actual citizens in the nation’s constitution.

Kowanyama residents learn about healthy lifestyles to avoid chronic disease

28 July 2015

Residents of the remote community of Kowanyama, in the Cape York region of Queensland, were recently provided with an education session to learn about the importance of healthy lifestyles for avoiding chronic diseases.

Deadly Sports Gippsland - Sponsorship grants open

28 July 2015

Deadly Sport Gippsland has modified it’s sport and health sponsorship grants for 2015/16 with three key streams of sponsorship available: Sporting events (up to $5000) Representative teams (up to $1500) Small equipment grants (up to $1000).

Australia Post announces One Netball Community award winners

21 July 2015

The 2015 Australia Post One netball community award winners were announced yesterday and included the following individuals, clubs and associations among others: Rusty Hazel - an individual award for supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball community through the Woola Woola Koolankas in Balga, Western Australia.

New community champions announced

20 July 2015

A record number of Indigenous runners of all ages represented their communities at the 4th annual Deadly fun run Championships on Saturday 18 July at Yulara in Central Australia.

Model Samantha Harris supports charity One Disease to stamp out scabies in remote Indigenous communities

20 July 2015

When Samantha Harris hit the stage last night in her Dancing with the Stars debut, she was sporting an unusual, but meaningful, accessory.

Get started vouchers

15 July 2015

Sport and Recreation Services in Queensland provides vouchers of up to $150 to eligible children and young people, which can help pay for the cost of sport or recreation club membership, and/or participation fees through registered Get started vouchers clubs.

Embracing our culture: Johnson

13 July 2015

It’s not often the Fremantle Docker offices are filled with children’s laughter and excitement but last Wednesday afternoon the club was treated to a visit from some special visitors as part of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week celebrations.

Refuelling diabetes knowledge at pitstops a success

13 July 2015

In the run up to Diabetes Awareness Week 12 - 18 July, Apunipima Cape York Health Council's healthy lifestyle team held two successful pitstops in Wujal Wujal and Hopevale, North Queensland.

More than 8800 Aboriginal kids have joined a sports club thanks to KidSport

9 July 2015

The Western Australian (WA) Department of Sport and Recreation says more than 8800 Aboriginal kids have joined a sports club thanks to KidSport.

NAIDOC carnival celebrates milestone with record

9 July 2015

Netball Western Australia (WA) and the WA Department of Sport and Recreation this week celebrated the 10th National Aborigines (Aboriginal) and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Netball carnival in Perth.

High-quality nominations for NAIDOC week awards

7 July 2015

A pleasing response to the inaugural National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week awards has highlighted the number of Indigenous high-achievers in Cowra, New South Wales, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.

Kicking goals off the footy field

1 July 2015

He may have signed a contract with the Brisbane Broncos for 2016, but Ipswich Jets fullback Carlin Anderson, is keeping busy in the meantime in his job as Ipswich City Council Indigenous Sport and Recreation Officer.

Youth program targets Indigenous students

30 June 2015

The next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders were flocking to University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Ipswich yesterday for the start of the Ipswich education, youth and sport program.

End of CO-OPS Collaboration

29 June 2015

The CO-OPS Collaboration will conclude on Tuesday 30 June 2015 due to a lack of ongoing funding.

Beat it tackles chronic disease in Cape York

29 June 2015

Up to 15 participants graduated from Beat it this week, an exercise program for people with or at risk of chronic disease being delivered in Cape York communities in Queensland.

Nation of origin aims to engage children of the Shoalhaven community

26 June 2015

Shoalhaven will again send a team to the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) initiative, Nations of Origin rugby league tournament, staged next week in Raymond Terrace, New South Wales.  This event allows local communities within the state the opportunity to represent their local Indigenous nation.   This event has been designed to promote reconciliation within the community by engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people of non-Aboriginal decent through the game of modified rugby league, being rugby league 7s.

Deadly choices and Broncos partnership launched in Logan

25 June 2015

This Friday, Minister for Health, the Honourable Cameron Dick, will participate in a local Logan launch as part of a state-wide roll out of the Deadly choices and the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) Brisbane Broncos partnership.

Indigenous students set for games

25 June 2015

Twelve University of Southern Queensland (USQ) students will compete at the National Indigenous tertiary education student games in Newcastle from this weekend.

The Alice Springs Rotary Henley on Todd regatta partners with The Fred Hollows Foundation

25 June 2015

The Fred Hollows Foundation has partnered with the Henley on the Todd regatta fundraising campaign, with the aim of raising $100,000 to contribute to the fight to end trachoma by 2020.

Matildas beat Brazil 1-0 to enter Women's World Cup quarter finals with Kyah Simson goal

23 June 2015

The Matildas have put their Women's World Cup rivals on notice after securing a place in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Brazil in Canada yesterday morning.

Laura festival dances to the tune of $55,000

23 June 2015

The Palaszczuk Government has thrown its support behind Australia’s leading Aboriginal dance festival to ensure event-goers have a great experience.

NSW Health, NSWRL fighting obesity

23 June 2015

Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward, and the New South Wales (NSW) Rugby League last night announced the winners of the first round of the statewide Knockout health challenge, which is tackling obesity in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales (NSW).

Queensland Government announces $9.2 million for Indigenous sport and recreation program

22 June 2015

Sport and recreation activities at Woorabinda Aboriginal Community in central Queensland have a secure future as a result of renewed State Government funding announced last week.

Matildas Kyah Simon and Lydia Williams the unlikely idols of Canada's Indigenous community

18 June 2015

There are few things that bring more pride to Canada's Indigenous community than the Neeginan Institute of Applied Technology in North Winnipeg. The four-storey education, health, social, vocation training, human resource and sporting hub that is funded and operated by their own community improves the lives of thousands native Canadians each year.

The need for speed

17 June 2015

For former rugby league stars Clinton Toopi and Preston Campbell, September has traditionally been about finals footy but this year the pair are turning their attention to a different sort of competition.

Lincoln girls and Le Fevre boys win Aboriginal power cup football carnival

8 June 2015

Last Thursday and Friday marked the eighth annual Aboriginal power cup as students from all over South Australia (SA) represented their schools in the season-ending football carnival at Alberton Oval.

Mid North Coast Indigenous and non-Indigenous gymnasts head to the world stage in Scandinavia

5 June 2015

A troupe of Indigenous and non-Indigenous gymnasts from Taree is heading to Scandinavia next month to perform in the World Gymnaestrada, where they will compete against 20,000 others. For some of PCYC's Gymaroos and the Dreamtime Sisters, it will be their first time on a plane.

Martu men make Kennel visit as part of leadership program

4 June 2015

Thirteen participants from the Martu leadership program in the Pilbara region of Western Australia met with the Western Bulldogs Board last week, prior to the AFL Indigenous round.

Indigenous boxer overcomes disability in ring

4 June 2015

Indigenous boxer Brad Hardman, says he found new hope in the sport after a car accident in his teenage years sent his life off track.

AFL players support Yarn safe for Indigenous round

2 June 2015

Australian Football League (AFL) stars Hawthorn’s Cyril Rioli, Port Adelaide’s Chad Wingard and Melbourne’s Neville Jetta are backing the message of the headspace Yarn safe campaign - 'If you’ve got a lot going on - there’s no shame in talking it out'.  Headspace and the AFL Players’ Association have partnered on the campaign to coincide with the 2015 Toyota AFL Indigenous round last weekend.

Aboriginal academy brushes aside Clontarf in Alice Springs

1 June 2015

The Aboriginal Australian Football League (AFL) Academy has won its touring match against the Clontarf Centralian Academy at Albrecht Park in Alice Springs.

Saints launch Indigenous guernsey

26 May 2015

The Saints will wear a limited edition commemorative guernsey to mark indigenous round this week when they go up against Brisbane in round nine on Sunday.

On the ball for new skills

25 May 2015

Basketball was the catalyst last weekend when 150 people from North Queensland's Indigenous communities gathered in Cairns to learn how to umpire and administer their own sports events, at the inaugural Deadly 3s basketball tournament.

Indigenous Australian rugby tour aimed at keeping talented sportsmen on track

22 May 2015

A new program aimed at keeping talented Indigenous Australian rugby union players in the sport will include seven young men from the Canberra region.

Indigenous community of Wadeye tackles violence with footy

20 May 2015

Three nights a week in Wadeye the community's oval is filled with young children throwing around a football in between cartwheels, somersaults and backflips, but it has not always been this way - Patrick McCarthy from AFL Northern Territory told 105.7 ABC Darwin.

Alice Springs home of Indigenous cricket until 2018

19 May 2015

The Inaugural National Indigenous Cricket Championships and the Imparja Cup will be held in Alice Springs in Central Australia until at least 2018.

AFL's Neville Jetta - new Red Cross ambassador

19 May 2015

Australian Red Cross is delighted to announce the appointment of Neville Jetta from Melbourne AFL Football Club as their new ambassador.

Paddy Ryder helps give Indigenous kids the power

13 May 2015

Port Adelaide's new favourite son, Paddy Ryder, says an ongoing commitment to identify and develop young Indigenous leaders is essential to close the gap for Aboriginal communities.

AOC changes constitution to recognise Indigenous heritage

11 May 2015

Members at the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Annual General Meeting in Sydney have unanimously voted to amend the Constitution to recognise the nations first people.

Apunipima Cape York Health Council promotes healthy lifestyles for Heart week

7 May 2015

'Spend less time on your seat and more time on your feet' is the message underpinning Apunipima Cape York Health Council's healthy lifestyle reminders to communities for Heart week.

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2014 released

29 April 2015

The Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2014 (Overview) has been released, and is now freely available from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource.

Thurston leads the charge to tackle flu

29 April 2015

North Queensland Cowboys player, Johnathan Thurston, has lent his support to this year's 'Tackle flu before it tackles you' program.

Fighter in the face of tragedy

28 April 2015

Neil Coyne has had to overcome adversity in his early life to become Western Australia's (WA) first Aboriginal pro-wrestler, know as N C Viper.

Brazil to host first Indigenous world games

28 April 2015

A year after hosting the soccer World cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event - the Indigenous peoples world games.

Deadly Sistas helps close the gap

23 April 2015

Young Indigenous women are being inspired, engaged and empowered through the new Deadly sistas program.

One ride one dream: Horseback ride Karlu Karlu to Mwengkart community

20 April 2015

The Mwengkart Community School will be holding an epic horseride journey across a renowned region of remote Central Northern Territory (NT).

Player from Australia's oldest surviving Aboriginal football club aims for a kick at MCG curtain raiser

20 April 2015

A footballer from one of South Australia's most remote leagues could play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) this season thanks to a program aimed at encouraging youth leadership.

Knockout challenge

17 April 2015

A statewide health challenge for Aboriginal communities kicked off at New South Wales (NSW) Rugby League central on Wednesday 18 March 2015.

Heart week 2015

15 April 2015

Heart week 2015 will take place this year from Sunday 3 May to Saturday 9 May.

2015 IMP squad announced!

15 April 2015

The next crop of inspirational Indigenous Australians has been selected, after a nation-wide search that saw more than 140 applicants try out! The 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians will represent their families, communities and the entire nation.

Yawuru runner completes North Pole Marathon

14 April 2015

The first Indigenous Australian to compete in the infamously tough North Pole Marathon has completed the race.

Active lifestyle program encouraging participation from Cape York community

14 April 2015

People in Cape York, Queensland, with or at risk of chronic disease, are being encouraged to take part in an active lifestyle program aimed at helping beat the onset of disease.

JT helps 'Close the gap'

13 April 2015

North Queensland Cowboys rugby league player, Johnathon Thurston, has lent his support to this year's Close the gap day in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Broome runner to become first Indigenous Australian to tackle North Pole marathon

7 April 2015

Adrian Dodson-Shaw, a marathon runner from Broome, Western Australia, is set to become the first Indigenous Australian to set foot on the North Pole and tackle one of the of world's most gruelling challenges the North Pole marathon.

The first ever Marja series

3 April 2015

A new program was launched by the Indigenous Communities Education and Awareness Foundation on 15 March at Leighton Beach, in Western Australia.

Whichway that ICE?

2 April 2015

Let's kick ICE out of our communities and tackle it together.

Future leaders make the deadly choices

31 March 2015

Students from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly choices healthy lifestyles program.

Indigenous marathon project trials come to Canberra

30 March 2015

Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, will be the last stop for Indigenous marathon project (IMP) selectors next week as they hold the final selection trial for the 2015 squad.

Indigenous teen tipped to be AFL star

26 March 2015

There are high hopes that young Indigenous footballer Joel Garner could be the next Australian Football League (AFL) star.

Kickstart for Indigenous health

19 March 2015

Health Minister Cameron Dick yesterday kicked off a three-year funding partnership to support Indigenous Queenslanders to make healthy lifestyle choices. Queensland (Qld) Labor delivered $300,000 per year to support the Deadly choices Brisbane Broncos partnership between the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and the Brisbane Broncos.

Tiwi Island football grand final: How the Walama Bulldogs won their first premiership in 18 years

16 March 2015

In 1997, Emmanuel Tipungwuti became a local hero when he kicked the winning goal for Walama in the Tiwi Islands Grand Final.

Indigenous dream team stands out with bright gear

4 March 2015

Red, black and yellow feature in specially designed jerseys for the Group 16 Indigenous rugby league Dream team.

Travelling skipping team to target health inequities in rural NSW schools

4 March 2015

The Heart Foundation is partnering with La Perouse Public School to launch a new initiative that aims to help close the gap in children's health in New South Wales (NSW).

Paralympians inspire Thursday Island

2 March 2015

A visit by world champion paralympian and Indigenous marathon project (IMP) ambassador, Kurt Fearnley, along with United States paralympian, Josh George, has inspired the Torres Strait community of Thursday Island (TI).

West Coast and the Indigenous All Stars have named their 26-man squads for their clash on Friday

20 February 2015

The Eagles have named ten new faces for the clash at Medibank Stadium while the All Stars will feature six players who are yet to debut at Australian Football League (AFL) level.

NPFL partnership to 'tackle violence'

19 February 2015

The North Pilbara Football League (NPFL) wants to 'tackle violence' this upcoming season after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal Family Law Services (AFLS).

Cricket Tasmania to host Indigenous Round in support of Red Dust

18 February 2015

Round 18 of the Cricket Tasmania Premier League (CTPL) club competition will acknowledge the contribution of Indigenous Australians to the game of cricket while raising funds to help Aboriginal health promotion organisation Red dust.

Rottnest Channel swim 2015: First all-Aboriginal youth team from Kiara College set for physical, spiritual test

16 February 2015

A group of Year 12 students from Kiara College in Perth, Western Australia will be facing much more than just a physical test of strength when they swim to Rottnest Island.

Aiming for a slam dunk on chronic disease

10 February 2015

The far north's front-running Central Queensland University (CQU) Cairns Taipans are lending their deadly support to a new drive to combat chronic disease in Cape York communities.

Athletics for the outback program - Fitzroy Crossing

6 February 2015

The Athletics for the outback program aims to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the opportunity to participate in athletics and increase community ownership and management of athletics in Indigenous communities in Australia.

Aboriginal academy kicks off for exciting second season

6 February 2015

Port Adelaide has again teamed up with the South Australian (SA) Aboriginal Sports Training Academy to run the Aboriginal Australian Football League (AFL) Academy.

Get inspired to achieve a healthier weight and lifestyle this Healthy weight week

5 February 2015

Australia’s healthy weight week (AHWW), running from 16-22 February 2015, is an opportunity for people across Australia to get involved in actively managing their weight.

Healthy habits encouraged at Hopevale

3 February 2015

The Healthy Lifestyle Team from Apunipima Cape York Health Council recently visited the Queensland community of Hopevale to demonstrate how to prepare healthy meals.

Funding available for ACT programs to tackle obesity

2 February 2015

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has opened the latest round of the Healthy Canberra grants, which offer community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations a share in $2 million for programs to tackle obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.

Helping young Yarrabah women to achieve net success

30 January 2015

A 23 year old Yarrabah community leader has formed a netball side she hopes will be a catalyst for positive social change within the township. Shennae Neal has formed the team to empower young women within her community who are faced with a cycle of helplessness.

Yirrkala's school starts year with walking school bus

30 January 2015

A remote Indigenous community in north-east Arnhem Land has welcomed its students back to school with a walking type of school bus.

Sports program inspires Indigenous youth to consider university education

29 January 2015

More than 200 Indigenous youngsters had a taste of university life at the annual Indigenous youth sports program last week.

Indigenous All Stars to face West Coast Eagles

29 January 2015

The Australian Football League's (AFL) best Indigenous footballers will be on show at Perth's Medibank Stadium next month in a clash against the West Coast Eagles.

Hoffman remembers idols

27 January 2015

The National Rugby League will honor Josh Hoffman when he runs out to represent the Indigenous All Stars on 13 February 2015.

Run, Rachel, run!

23 January 2015

On Sunday 25 January, Rachel Baker, a young Aboriginal Yolngu woman from the remote community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island, East Arnhem Land, will travel to our nation’s capital for her final and toughest test.

Indigenous athletics camp strikes balance between education and sport

23 January 2015

A group of Indigenous high school students from remote parts of Australia are visiting Melbourne this week for a three-day athletics camp to learn about balancing studies with training.

Banks the top warrior

23 January 2015

Luke Banks has won the Warmun, Western Australia, festive season weight loss challenge, losing 10 kilograms (kg) and 18 centimetres (cm) from around his waist in eight weeks through healthy eating and cross fit-style boot camps.

Rhys Wesser Shield

21 January 2015

The Western Australian (WA) Pirates Academy have beaten the New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous under-16s Young Achievers 22-16, to claim the Rhys Wesser Shield in their match held at Redfern Oval on Sunday.

More than a marathon

21 January 2015

Indigenous marathon project (IMP) graduates become beacons of inspiration in their communities, encouraging and empowering others to challenge themselves and embrace an active and healthy lifestyle.

Fremantle Docker Michael Walters appointed WA's first suicide prevention ambassador

20 January 2015

Fremantle Dockers forward Michael Walters is appointed as Western Australia's first suicide prevention ambassador.

Derby meets challenge

19 January 2015

The finest players from Derby in Western Australia, stretched their muscles and channelled their minds into their biggest annual basketball challenge late last year.

New Jamberoo Bowls champion's secret past

16 January 2015

Jamberoo Bowling Club's newest champion and the club's first Indigenous title winner, Laurie East, credits a new set of bowls and newfound confidence in his heritage for his recent success.

Australia Day celebrations to feature Aboriginal dancers

16 January 2015

This year Australia Day commemorations will include an Indigenous ceremony on the flight deck of the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra as it manoeuvres into Sydney Harbour's Farm Cove.

Desert sport development program 2014 - Ngurra Kujungka festivals

13 January 2015

The Martu people and the Government of Western Australia promote healthier lifestyles through the Desert sport development program.

Sand to surf

13 January 2015

A group of 32 young women from remote Western Desert communities had the trip of a lifetime after taking a two-day bus trip to Perth, Western Australia, to be at the curtain-raiser for the finals of the Australian Women’s Softball Championships on Saturday.

Indigenous quiz quest sheds new light on Coolangatta

12 January 2015

A crowd of brightly-costumed Gold Coast locals have put their fitness and their wits to the test in the inaugural Indigenous Walkabout Race.

Applications are now open to join the Indigenous marathon project for 2015

9 January 2015

Applications for the 2015 Indigenous marathon project are now open.

Walk to improve cancer outcomes among Indigenous people

8 January 2015

A free walk to raise awareness to prevent, detect, and treat the second leading cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cancer, will be held at Musgrave Park in Brisbane, Queensland at 2pm on Saturday, 31 January 2015.

Sydney Swans star and domestic violence crusader Adam Goodes weighs a career in politics

6 January 2015

Adam Goodes is considering a career in politics after he finishes playing Australian Football, with the Sydney Swans veteran and outgoing Australian of the year determined to 'make a difference' to social problems like domestic violence and racism.

Sydney Sixers recruit Brett Russell ready to hit a six for Indigenous cricket

15 December 2014

Brett Russell, the recipient of this season's Sydney Sixers community rookie contract, offers no apologies for the questions he'll pepper the likes of Brett Lee, Brad Haddin, Ed Cowan, Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith at training during the Big Bash League season.

Cricket's Indigenous team The Invincibles remembered for their crushing victories

11 December 2014

Not many Australians know about 'The Invincibles' - an Indigenous cricket team in the late 19th century which won most of the matches they played.

Cherbourg women given greater sporting chance

9 December 2014

There will be more opportunities for the women of Cherbourg, Queensland, after the local council won a Get out, get active grant. Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council applied for a grant and were awarded more than $15,000 to employ a coordinator and buy equipment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids get active

8 December 2014

According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) on Friday, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are spending more time on physical activity than non-Indigenous children.

Kurtley Beale's fine to fund program for Indigenous women

3 December 2014

The $45,000 fine being paid by Kurtley Beale following a breach of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Code of Conduct will be directed to the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, the ARU announced on Wednesday.

Tour Da Country ends at Albion Park

1 December 2014

The 2014 Tour Da Country riders finished their final stage of their journey last Friday and celebrated with local community members at a family fun day in Albion Park, Albury, New South Wales.

Deadly Sports Gippsland - program launch

26 November 2014

It was a busy few weeks for Karina Crutch and David Roberts from Deadly Sports Gippsland.

Tennis used to assist young Indigenous people in southern Tasmania

25 November 2014

Former world number one tennis player, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, recently visited Hobart, Tasmania, promoting health, education and employment among young Indigenous people.

NSW Indigenous under-16s squad 2015

24 November 2014

He is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his famous cousin and namesake and Orange CYMS star Feleti Mateo already looks the goods.

Alcohol and other drug rehab touch footy

21 November 2014

A group of Aboriginal men from across New South Wales are rediscovering the simple pleasures of a life without alcohol and other drugs at Woongarrah on the Central Coast today.

Rehabilitation programs aim to close the gap

21 November 2014

Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Centre, based in New South Wales (NSW), has started two rehabilitation programs in the hope of attracting more Indigenous patients to their services.

Dubbo announced as venue for NSW Koori Knockout

20 November 2014

Dubbo is to host the 2015 New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival.

Tour da country promotes Aboriginal health

19 November 2014

Dale Wright's doctor told him he could suffer a heart attack by the age of 40 if he didn't change his ways.

Broome Aboriginal runner conquers New York marathon thanks to Robert de Castella program

17 November 2014

Twelve Indigenous Australians have just completed the world-famous New York marathon, thanks to a mentoring program run by Commonwealth Games legend Robert de Castella.

World diabetes day and Walk to work day 2014

14 November 2014

Today is World diabetes day and Diabetes Australia's Walk to work day.

Tiwi Ashes raising funds and awareness to improve the wellbeing of Tiwi youth

12 November 2014

The Tiwi Ashes, held every year in Melville Island in the Arafura Sea, 100km north of Darwin, is promoting better health for the local Indigenous community, with a focus on education, gardening, fresh food and cooking.

Indigenous cricket excellence

11 November 2014

Indigenous cricket excellence was on display at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this week for the annual Jack Marsh cup.

Preventing chronic complications at Pormpuraaw

3 November 2014

Last week, healthy activities to avoid chronic disease complications, such as type 2 diabetes, were presented to residents of Pormpuraaw, in Queensland's Cape York.

Tiwi Ashes pits Matthew Hayden against Adam Gilchrist to help Indigenous school kids

30 October 2014

Former test cricketer Matthew Hayden has hung up his baggy green, but he has kept his love of a contest, especially when the other captain is former teammate Adam Gilchrist.

Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VASCAL) junior football and netball carnival

29 October 2014

Highlights of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VASCAL) junior football and netball carnival held on 24 September 2014 are now available.

Ready or not, here we come!

29 October 2014

The Indigenous marathon project (IMP) squad have headed to New York to compete in the New York Marathon.

Aboriginal health and sport funding grant round open

28 October 2014

The second round of the Aboriginal health and sport funding grant is closing on Friday 21 November 2014.

Territorian's marathon journey

28 October 2014

A young Territorian, Allirra Braun, has stared down diabetes, excess weight and grief to qualify for one of the world's most intense marathons.

Getting a kick out of helping Indigenous kids

27 October 2014

Olivia Turtan takes pride in cleaning someone's old, dirty boots.

Buroinjin back in play as Stephen Larkham joins students to raise awareness of Indigenous suicide

27 October 2014

Canberra sports stars teamed with students to raise awareness of adolescent suicide in Indigenous communities on Thursday by playing a traditional game of buroinjin, an Aboriginal version of handball.

$14.8m from the Aboriginals benefit account to go towards local projects in the Northern Territory

27 October 2014

Indigenous people living in the Northern Territory (NT) will benefit from funding announced for 34 local projects supported by more than $14.8 million from the Aboriginals benefit account (ABA).

Whyalla Aboriginal netball team represents

24 October 2014

An Aboriginal netball team has done Whyalla proud, representing the city at a recent state sporting carnival.

Torres Strait Islanders battle it out in annual league cup on Thursday Island

20 October 2014

Hundreds of Torres Strait Islanders have converged on Thursday Island for the biggest event on the region's sporting calendar.

Indigenous AFL player numbers drop result of 'equity issue', says sports physician

15 October 2014

Indigenous football player numbers at the top level are dropping in the Australian Football League (AFL) despite the addition of two teams, according to statistics by an Adelaide based sports physician.

Aboriginal footy and netball carnival success

15 October 2014

The Aboriginal footy and netball carnival was a great success with children from across the state of South Australia (SA) coming together to have fun and participate in both netball and football.

Ride2Work day

15 October 2014

Today is Ride2Work day, the largest celebration of commuter riding in Australia and is held annually in October.

Children get up close to sport stars

15 October 2014

The Wirrpanda Foundation sent 12 mentors to Onslow, Western Australia, last month as part of the Wirra Club program.

New York is calling

14 October 2014

After a gruelling 30 kilometre qualifying run through the heat and heart of Australia, all 10 of the Indigenous Marathon Project's (IMP’s) 2014 squad made selection into the final squad to take part in this year’s New York Marathon.

Alarm clocks and footy boost attendance at outback schools, principals say

13 October 2014

Starting school 15 minutes later, giving students an alarm clock and teaching them how to play footy has worked wonders in filling outback classrooms in New South Wales, principals say.

Project brings Kaurna language back to life

9 October 2014

The Indigenous language of the Adelaide region in South Australia is being revived after years despite no-one fluently speaking it and no voice recordings existing.

Mark Ella AM named Chairman of new NSW and ACT Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee

9 October 2014

Former Australian Rugby representative and current National Indigenous Television (NITV) Executive Producer of Sport, Mark Ella AM, has been appointed as the Chairman of the new New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee.

Special spirit in the red dust

6 October 2014

Date posted: 6 October 2014 Pintubi Elder, Bobby West Joopahroola has reason to smile as he watches from the sidelines of the Western Desert League (WDL) grand final game held last week in Kiwirrkurra, Australia's most remote community - he is now back living on country, after the opening of a dialysis clinic in Kiwirrkurra.

Arnhem Land student's micro enterprise turns 'deadly beef stew' into cash for a school oval

2 October 2014

High school students in remote Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT), have begun a pioneering micro enterprise program, cooking and selling nutritious meals such as 'deadly beef stew' to fund the costs of clearing and grading land for a sporting oval.

Netball features at Indigenous sports camp

1 October 2014

Netball will feature prominently at the special Indigenous sports camp being held in Alice Springs this week hosted by the Northern Territory Department of Sport and Recreation.

Murri rugby league carnival brings Indigenous players into limelight

30 September 2014

Most weekends they'll navigate the deep blue waters of the Torres Strait between Cape York and New Guinea in dinghies just to get a game of rugby league.

Sporting schools

29 September 2014

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie in May 2014 welcomed the Federal Government's Budget announcement on the new Sporting Schools program.

Meet four boys leaving everything behind for a shot at breaking the poverty cycle

26 September 2014

Date posted: 26 September 2014 For six months on idyllic Kangaroo Island off South Australia, four young Aboriginal men have been working and playing football.

Unique Australian rules program for Indigenous students in Cairns makes closing the gap a reality

22 September 2014

Rick Hanlon, the Australian Football League's (AFL) regional development manager in Cairns, Queensland, has been instrumental in getting more young Australians to play Aussie Rules football, especially those in remote Indigenous communities of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands, however his drive hasn't stopped there.

Aboriginal netball team set for state carnival

18 September 2014

An Aboriginal netball team will represent Whyalla at a state netball carnival for the first time next month.

30 km New York dream

15 September 2014

Help change the lives, and future, of Australia's Indigenous people.

Closing the gap footy trip for Yuin players

12 September 2014

The Far South Coast PCYC and Katungul Aboriginal Health Service, from Narooma, New South Wales, teamed up to take a bus load of young people to the Canberra Raiders versus St.

Running for the future

12 September 2014

The first weekend of Spring was welcomed with sunshine, community events and a running spirit that continues long after the finish line of any race.

NSW knockout health challenge boosts fitness

9 September 2014

A health promotion program organised by New South Wales (NSW) Health in conjunction with NSW Rugby League has seen participants make positive changes to both their health and lifestyles.

New format for festival

1 September 2014

Basketball will take centre stage at the Garnduwa Festival this year, with the sporting event taking on a new format after 21 years.

The Indigenous yorgas sports academy program offers pathways for the future

27 August 2014

Newton Moore High School in Bunbury, Western Australia, started the Indigenous yorgas (Nyoongar word for 'girls') sporting program in 2009.

Aboriginal sport and health funding - new grant

26 August 2014

Funding of up to $5,000 is available to support Aboriginal organisations plan and conduct community sporting events in Gippsland, Victoria.

Boots for kids: reinvigorated Matildas star Kyah Simon hopes to inspire Aboriginal youth

22 August 2014

Matildas star Kyah Simon, is recognised as the first Indigenous Australian to score a goal in the FIFA world cup.

NRL launches new reconciliation action plan

20 August 2014

The NRL is supporting the campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's Constitution as part of Rugby League's new Reconciliation action plan (RAP).

Kimberley girls perform traditional dances on the world stage

19 August 2014

Seven teenagers from the Kimberley in Western Australia, have had a remarkable week in the United States performing Nyoongar dances at the World Folk Festival in Utah.

Diabetes WA - Strong culture: a road to good health small grants applications now open

19 August 2014

Diabetes Western Australia (WA) are pleased to announce applications are now open for small grants of between $500 and $3,000 for WA schools, youth centres, community groups or organisations to implement innovative diabetes prevention programs.

LiveLighter program launched in Victoria

19 August 2014

Cancer Council Victoria and the Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), are launching a campaign to encourage Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to make small changes to their eating habits for better health and wellbeing.

City 2 surf success

18 August 2014

The 2014 Indigenous marathon project's team was inspired by marathon legends like Steve Moneghette, Michael Shelley, Lara Tamset and Charlie Maher, (the first Australian Aboriginal man to finish the New York marathon), leading into their outstanding results for their first ever Sydney City2Surf marathon.

NRL Indigenous leaders launch close the gap round

14 August 2014

Indigenous players' leadership group representatives Greg Inglis and George Rose have launched the NRL's sixth Close the gap round.

Greg Inglis not reluctant when it comes to leading fight for Indigenous health

12 August 2014

Greg Inglis was a reluctant skipper, but after taking on the South Sydney Rugby League captaincy for the first time, he has a more serious issue where he wants to show leadership.

Clontarf set records with Curtin rowing partnership

11 August 2014

Students from Clontarf Aboriginal College became the first all-Indigenous team to participate in the Rowing Western Australia (WA) all schools state championships, thanks to a new partnership with Curtin University's Addressing higher educational access disadvantage (AHEAD) program.

Apunipima to highlight Deadly choices message at Mapoon community day

11 August 2014

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is holding a Deadly choices community day this week with the people of Mapoon, Queensland (Qld), encouraging healthy lifestyle choices in the areas of nutrition, smoking and physical activity.

Walkabout kitchen delivers healthy eating programs to Indigenous community

11 August 2014

Hunter New England (HNE) Local Health District together with the New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) has launched the Walkabout kitchen project to promote the importance of healthy eating in the prevention of chronic disease for Indigenous people.

Graduate receives exclusive scholarship

7 August 2014

South Australian Indigenous marathon project (IMP) graduate, Luke McKenzie has been awarded an exclusive scholarship to complete one of the most sought after qualifications in the fitness industry.

Physical activity reduces cigarette cravings

4 August 2014

This British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine article reports on a systematic review that aimed to investigate the acute effects of shorts bouts of physical activity (PA) on cigarette craving.

Launch of the 5th edition of the WA Indigenous storybook

1 August 2014

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) have launched the 5th edition of the WA Indigenous storybook.

Healthy bones action week aims to place spotlight on bone health and osteoporosis

1 August 2014

Healthy bones action week, an initiative of Dairy Australia, starts next week and runs from the 3rd - 10th August.

Deadly choices ambassador promotes importance of healthy decisions

28 July 2014

Deadly choices ambassador and former Brisbane Broncos star, Scott Prince spoke at the Mount Isa health expo on Friday, outlining the importance of making healthy choices, using rugby league, and his profile as a sportsman, to inspire Indigenous communities.

Deadly champions announced

24 July 2014

Gapuwiyak, a remote Northern Territory community represented by only four runners aged between 12 and 18 years, was crowned the 2014 Deadly Fun Run Champions.  In second place was Thursday Island and third place was taken out by the Murraylands, the 2013 champions.

Indigenous marathon project - sports shoe drive

23 July 2014

The Indigenous marathon project collects running shoes and distributes them to Indigenous communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.

PHAIWA running 'HealthySelfie' competition

21 July 2014

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) is running a 'HealthySelfie' competition, aiming to showcase people across Western Australia (WA) taking part in healthy activities.

Mills brings NBA trophy home

17 July 2014

Patty Mills is back in Australia, recovering from his off season shoulder surgery and showing off the NBA trophy he won with San Antonio.

Alan Sambo is keen to see Indigenous footballers take on leadership roles on and off the field

15 July 2014

Alan Sambo, the newly appointed Aboriginal Liaison Officer for the Brighton Seahawks say's he wants Indigenous footballer to take on leadership roles both on and off the football field.

NSA launches Beatball in Kwinana and Rockingham

10 July 2014

Nyoongar Sports Association (NSA) are proud to be offering their award winning Street corner champion (Beatball) program in Kwinana and Rockingham as a result of a successful funding grant from the Criminal Property Confiscations Grant! Securing this funding means they are able to provide a worthwhile and proven community program to youth who would otherwise have limited options for weekend entertainment and healthy socialising.

Nyoongar Sports Association (NSA) all Aboriginal Perth City to Surf team

9 July 2014

Nyoongar Sports Association (NSA) are proud to be involved in organising the largest contingent of Aboriginal runners to compete in the 2014 Perth City to Surf event.

Governor-General visits top players

7 July 2014

Members of the Kununurra District High School's Clontarf Academy program were paid a visit by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

Juggling act for Anika

3 July 2014

ANIKA Gillespie juggles playing football, athletics and netball with her schoolwork.

Governor-General on bush footy to boost work

27 June 2014

The Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is eager to bring Indigenous football stars to northern Australia to inspire local Aboriginal boys.

Kickstarting a healthy transformation

25 June 2014

A young Indigenous man from Port Augusta, South Australia, has undergone an amazing transformation, trading fast food and videogames for the gym and a healthy diet, and losing 30kgs in the process.

Australia's health 2014 released

25 June 2014

A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australia's health 2014, shows that despite general good health, lifestyle-related chronic diseases are a leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia.

Indigenous school children more likely to be overweight or obese than non-Indigenous kids

20 June 2014

A study released on Wednesday 18 June in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that Aboriginal children are more likely to be overweight or obese than non-Indigenous children.

Overcoming shame to lead a healthy lifestyle

19 June 2014

Scholarships for Aboriginal Personal Trainers are underway in Port Augusta, to overcome stigmas that can stop people getting healthy.

Patrick Mills helps San Antonio Spurs

18 June 2014

Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an National Basketball Association (NBA) championship.

Stronger, longer, proud! Jimmy Little community tour to visit Arnhem Land

17 June 2014

The Stronger, longer, proud! Jimmy Little community tour will be travelling to a number of communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory (NT) later this month.

Team awesome off the scale

16 June 2014

A team of Eurobodalla locals has come second in the New South Wales (NSW) Koori knockout challenge, pocketing $10,000 in prize money for their efforts.

Dead or deadly program changing lives of local Indigenous women

11 June 2014

The Dead or deadly health and wellbeing program, run through Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, is making a positive change for Indigenous women in the community of Nowra, by tackling issues of health and personal and family wellbeing.

Community spirit the winner at Carbal family fun day

9 June 2014

A fast-paced but friendly-spirited touch football match between police and members of Toowoomba's Indigenous community typified the positive atmosphere of the Carbal family fun day held in May.

Indigenous kids head to World Cup

9 June 2014

A trip to Brazil to see the Socceroos play in the World Cup might be a trip of a lifetime for most people, but it's something even more for a group of young players from Borroloola in the Northern Territory.

Otis Carey, Amber Mercy and Robbie Page crowned Australian Indigenous Surfing Champions

2 June 2014

Otis Carey from Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) was crowned the Australian Indigenous Surfing Champion at Bells Beach on May 27 taking down former Australian Champion Russell Molony from the Central Coast in NSW in small but clean waves.  The well-known natural footer wowed the crowds with an incredible display of progressive surfing mixed with powerful carves.

Michael Long ready for 10th anniversary walk to support Indigenous issues

29 May 2014

Ten years after he walked from Melbourne to Canberra to raise awareness about issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the former Essendon midfielder said Australia could be proud of how far it had come since the dark days when racism was embedded in the game. But he said recent events proved there was a way to go.  He hung up the boots in 2001, but not before he helped pioneer the Australian Football League’s (AFL's) racial discrimination code.

2014 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles - open men

26 May 2014

The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles has been officially opened for 2014 with a traditional ceremony on the culturally significant grounds of Bells Beach in Victoria (Vic).

Untapped football potential of north-west WA

20 May 2014

It has been described as the last frontier of untapped football talent - northern Western Australia (WA), where footy fields are often red dirt, and athletic ability abounds.

Sporting heroes play major role in Indigenous health project

12 May 2014

A number of Indigenous sporting heroes are assisting NSW Rugby League and NSW Health in a program engaging Aboriginal communities to target priorities of nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity.

Books n' boots: Indigenous boys shown a better way through sports

5 May 2014

Dubbo in New South Wales (NSW) is the next stop for a not-for-profit foundation that is keeping Aboriginal boys out of trouble and at school through participation in football academies.

Wider league support for Indigenous round

24 April 2014

To celebrate the Indigenous Round it won't just be Essendon and Richmond who will playing in specially designed jumpers.

A wave of talent

22 April 2014

From Sunday 25 May to Friday 30 May 2014, the iconic Bells Beach in Victoria will again see dozens of Aboriginal surfers flock to its waters to compete in the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles (AIST).

Mark Williams backs vision of all Australian football factory in Adelaide

14 April 2014

AFL coaching great Mark Williams has emphatically backed a ground-breaking all Australian football factory planned for Adelaide's northern suburbs that will tackle Indigenous disadvantage.

Lockhart River to celebrate launch of hip hop video

10 April 2014

Lockhart River in North Queensland will celebrate the launch of a hip hop video featuring young people from the community on April 16 2014.

Logies' top 5 for Move it mob style

7 April 2014

Indigenous television production Move it mob style® has been named as one of five nominees of the Most outstanding children’s program category at the 56th annual TV Week Logie Awards.

Aboriginal AFL Academy launched

2 April 2014

An exciting and innovative new Indigenous AFL program has been launched in South Australia, which aims to provide an elite training environment for Indigenous students who demonstrate a commitment to achieving excellence in both sport and education.

Wirrpanda visit to bridge gap in Wagin

18 March 2014

Bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with sport will be the aim of the Wirrpanda Foundation, when it visits Wagin in and other Great Southern towns in Western Australia this week.

Power academy to offer a pathway to football and a better life for Indigenous players, says inaugural coach Eugene Warrior

17 March 2014

Eugene Warrior former Port Power, Norwood and Adelaide Crows (Crows) player has been confirmed to be the man to lead the football component of Port's revolutionary bid to open pathways for Aboriginal teens to professional football, as well as increase education opportunities for students.

Geelong cats promote healthy living in Warrnambool

17 March 2014

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative’s health clinic in Warrnambool, Victoria, was visited last week by members of the Geelong Cats AFL team to target obesity and smoking.

Healthy town planning guideline now online

10 March 2014

An online tool to help planners create cities and towns which allow and encourage West Australians to get more daily physical activity, thus improving health and well-being, is now available.

Nicky Winmar Carnival brings together future AFL stars

3 March 2014

Talented Aboriginal footy players have come together to compete in the 2014 Nicky Winmar Carnival in Mandurah, Western Australia (WA).

Vibe 3on3 event encouraging healthy lifestyles with action packed activities

28 February 2014

The town of Leeton in Victoria is to host the upcoming Vibe3on3 event on Saturday, a traveling sport and music festival.

Rumbalara Football and Netball Club wins health promotion award

21 February 2014

The Rumbalara Football and Netball Club is among nine recipients of the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Awards which celebrate achievements and innovative contributions to health promotion in Victoria.

Casino teens picked for national netball squad

21 February 2014

Emma Gordon and Zoe Williams have gained selection to be in the Australian Indigenous girls netball squad to play in the International Schoolgirls' Challenge in July.

WA wins 2014 Imparja Cup

18 February 2014

Western Australia have defeated New South Wales in a one ball victory to win the 2014 Imparja Cup.

New Australian physical activity guidelines double the recommended amount of physical activity per week

14 February 2014

The Department of Health have released their new recommendations for physical activity: Australia's physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines for adults (18-64 years).

Young football talent to be developed at Indigenous academy at Port Adelaide AFL club

14 February 2014

An academy for young Indigenous footballers is being established at Port Adelaide's home ground Alberton Oval.

Mobivators: motivating Indigenous Australians to get active

12 February 2014

Bernard Sabadi, a 29 year old Badu Island man from the Torres Strait is encouraging Indigenous Australians to embrace living a healthier lifestyle through the creation of an online Facebook forum Mob-ivators.

Indigenous cricket lands in the red centre

5 February 2014

More than 40 Indigenous cricket teams from across Australia will participate in the 2014 Imparja Cup to be held in Alice Springs between 9 February and 15 February 2014.

East Gippsland community surf day

3 February 2014

Surfing In Victoria recently ran a community surf day for the Indigenous community members of East Gippsland Victoria.

Robert de Castella appointed AO for community work and mentoring Indigenous athletes

30 January 2014

Australian sporting great Robert De Castella has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his community work and mentoring of Indigenous athletes.

Adam Goodes awarded 2014 Australian of the Year

28 January 2014

Indigenous AFL player and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes was named the 2014 Australian of the Year this Sunday.

Funding enables new physical activity programs for Indigenous communities in NSW

22 January 2014

New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services (ACCHS) have utilised funding to create positive outcomes in the Indigenous community, by creating culturally appropriate physical activity programs.

New 'virtual walkers' program for the Heart Foundation in 2014

22 January 2014

Heart Foundation Walking (HFW) is to expand it's current walking program to include 'virtual' walkers, allowing for people who cannot access, or who do not want to walk in a group the opportunity to be a part of the program.

Sports program 'breaking down the barriers' for Indigenous youth

20 January 2014

More than 140 young Indigenous people have spent a week experiencing university life at the University of Queensland (UQ) for the annual Indigenous youth sports program.

The Townsville Crocodiles NBL team launches new uniform celebrating Indigenous culture

17 January 2014

The Townsville Crocodiles have become the first NBL team to sport an Indigenous uniform designed by Burdekin artist Aicey Zaro.

Dubbo's top talent selected for national netball carnival

15 January 2014

Three of Dubbo's talented young Indigenous netball players will compete against Australia's best Indigenous netball players at the National Indigenous carnival to be held this month on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

New report released: Supporting healthy communities through sport and recreation programs

8 January 2014

A new report released by the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse as a part of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, examines the beneficial effects of participation in sports and recreation for supporting healthy Indigenous Australian communities.

Short films delivering positive health messages in remote Indigenous communities

8 January 2014

A Darwin-based record company, Skinnyfish Music, is using its connections with Indigenous musicians to spread health messages in remote communities.

Mossman Gorge football players role models for healthy lifestyles

6 January 2014

Mossman Gorge football players recently completed a 10 week Healthy Lifestyle nutrition and fitness program that promoted and encouraged healthy lifestyle choices such as healthy eating and physical activity.

Healthy lifestyles basketball carnival in Cooktown

11 December 2013

Children from Cooktown, Wujal Wujal, Laura and Hopevale will take part in a two day basketball carnival coordinated by the Apunipima Cape York Health Council, Skytrans Cairns Typans and Cape PCYC.

Cricket Australia promotes Indigenous participation in cricket

9 December 2013

Cricket Australia has employed two dedicated Indigenous Cricket Officers to increase Indigenous participation in cricket.

Health focus at Indigenous sports carnival

3 December 2013

Good health was the focus at the recent annual State Aboriginal Football and Netball Carnival in Port Lincoln, South Australia (SA).

Sporting programs in Indigenous communities to benefit from new partnership

27 November 2013

The Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) and Anglicare Australia have partnered with Soles 4 Souls to provide hundreds of Indigenous children with a pair of football boots or running shoes when participating in PAFC remote community clinics.

Release of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13

27 November 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Indigenous charity inspired by Bali bombing loss

26 November 2013

Former banker and lawyer Andrew Penfold was inspired to start the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), after losing 12 friends in the 2002 Bali bombings and raising $2 million for the families of victims.

Bradley Moggridge: Hydrogeologist and Indigenous golf champion

25 November 2013

Bradley Moggridge, a hydrogeologist and Program Manager at the New South Wales Office of Water, has this week added '2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander golf champion' to his title.

Buroinjin ball: reconciliation in sport

21 November 2013

Buroinjin, an Indigenous game once played with grass-stuffed, kangaroo skinned balls, is gaining popularity in Australian schools.

New sporting program in central Australia hits cultural home run

20 November 2013

Young Indigenous women attending the National Indigenous Training Academy in central Australia are making cultural connections and learning about their history through a new softball program.

Cultural immersion camp 2013

18 November 2013

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has hosted the 2013 Cultural immersion camp in community of Belyuen; a community of approximately 225 people located 128 km by road from Darwin.

Indigenous riders pedal a good health message

11 November 2013

Indigenous Tour da country riders have completed a 900km ride over ten days to promote improvement of Indigenous health, and closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy.

Friday 8 November is national Walk to Work Day

8 November 2013

All Australians are encouraged to incorporate walking into their daily routine on the fifteenth annual Walk to Work Day on Friday 8 November 2013.

Indigenous runners complete New York Marathon

6 November 2013

A group of 11 Indigenous Australian runners completed the New York Marathon on Sunday 3 November 2013.

Flying Boomerangs documentary to air on NITV

4 November 2013

A documentary highlighting the Flying Boomerangs' AFL tour of South Africa is to air on National Indigenous Television (NITV) on Thursday 7 November 2013 at 9pm.

New Indigenous sporting initiative hopes to nurture successful careers

31 October 2013

A new initiative in Mackay, Queensland hopes to nurture prospective academic and sporting careers through engagement in sport.

Cyclists promote healthy lifestyle in Indigenous communities

28 October 2013

The Illawarra Koori Men's Support Group in Victoria have organised the second annual Tour da Country to promote healthy lifestyles in Indigenous communities.

The Goondiwindi amazing race to raise awareness about Indigenous culture

25 October 2013

The town of Goondiwindi in Queensland is to hold the Amazing Race community challenge on Saturday 26 October 2013.

TV show explores the history, achievements and struggles of Indigenous Australians in the AFL

21 October 2013

An new television show aired on the National Indigenous Television Network (NITV) explores the history, achievements and struggles of Indigenous Australian sportsmen involved in the AFL.

Skills on show at Indigenous football tournament

17 October 2013

More than 450 Indigenous boys and girls, aged between seven and fourteen, have participated in the third annual Football Federation Victoria Indigenous football tournament.

NACCHO launches new Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands app

17 October 2013

The chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) this week joined with the AFL Indigenous All Stars at its International rules training session in Melbourne to launch Australia's first Aboriginal Health app.

Indigenous marathon runner completes Melbourne marathon after Boston marathon setback

14 October 2013

Indigenous marathon runner Emma Cameron from Darwin, Northern Territory, completed the Melbourne marathon on 13 October 2013.

Australian band to donate proceedings of their new single to Indigenous organisation Red Dust

11 October 2013

Australian band In Hearts Wake, in conjunction with their label UNFD, has made available their new single 'Skydancer' in a 'pay what you want scheme' with 100% of the profits going towards supporting Indigenous cultures worldwide through three not-for-profit charity groups.

Indigenous footballer Ezra Kennel returns home triumphant from National Youth Championships

10 October 2013

Thirteen year old Indigenous footballer Ezra Kennell, of Mackay Queensland has returned home triumphant after representing Queensland Country in the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) National Youth Championships.

National Ride2Work Day - Wednesday 16 October 2013

9 October 2013

National Ride2Work Day is occurring this year on Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Indigenous secondary school student juggles HSC, sport and TV commitments

7 October 2013

Tanisha Stanton, a seventeen year old secondary school student from Newcastle, New South Wales (NSW), is juggling her HSC commitments, netball and a new job hosting a show on the National Indigenous Television (NITV) network.

The first all-Indigenous team to represent Australia since 1868

26 September 2013

The AFL Indigenous All-stars team will tour Ireland for the International Rules series in October 2013.

Study examines new ways to promote active living in remote communities

23 September 2013

The Menzies School of Health Research have conducted the first ever study into Indigenous perspectives of active living as a result of the need to address the increasing chronic disease burden in remote Indigenous communities.

Royal Flying Doctor Service delivering healthier outcomes for remote communities

20 September 2013

Best-known for its medical support in the bush, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is also committed to providing programs to improve the health and well being of remote communities.

Deadly Indigenous sport award winners for 2013

11 September 2013

The 2013 Deadly Awards have celebrated Indigenous Australian sporting achievement across a variety of categories.

Footy scores points as educational motivator

11 September 2013

More than 400 young Indigenous footballers from across northern Australia have travelled to Katherine for an annual Australian Rules carnival.

Inaugural female Indigenous football competition kicks off

10 September 2013

The inaugural female Indigenous Australian Football League (AFL) competition kicked off at Victoria Park in Melbourne, Victoria (Vic).

Nova Peris the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Federal Parliament

9 September 2013

The Australian IndigenousHealthInfoNet would like to pass our warm congratulations onto Nova Peris, the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Federal Parliament.

Beat it program changing bad health habits for Hopevale residents

9 September 2013

Eighteen Hopevale residents graduated from the 12 week Beat it program late last month.

New Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study released

4 September 2013

The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute has released the results of a 12 year, 11,000 participant study on the health status of Australian adults.

Indigenous Marathon Project runners shine amongst a crowd of 85,000

26 August 2013

Twelve members of Robert de Castella's Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) squad joined with 85,000 other runners on Sunday August 11 2013 to conquer the world's largest fun run, the annual Sydney City2Surf.

Just released: 2013 Review of physical activity among Indigenous people

23 August 2013

The Review of physical activity among Indigenous people is now available for viewing and for download from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource.

Western Bulldogs AFL team host inaugural Koori youth program graduation

22 August 2013

The inaugural graduating class of the Western Bulldogs AFL team's Nallei-Jerring program were presented at Etihad Stadium last Sunday, in a ceremony attended by Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty.

State of preventative health 2013 report released

5 August 2013

The Australian Government has today released the first ever State of preventive health report, a comprehensive overview of the current health challenges facing Australians in relation to chronic disease.

New ABA projects announced for the Northern Territory

30 July 2013

There are 35 new projects that will receive funding totaling more than $10.2 million from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

Exercise as medicine in Indigenous health

29 July 2013

Edith Cowan University PhD candidate, Tuguy Esgin, believes using exercise as a form of medicine could help Indigenous Australians avoid a range of chronic diseases.

Voting open for the 2013 Deadly Awards

23 July 2013

Voting for the 2013 Deadly Awards is now open.

New 'Get up and grow' resources promote healthy eating and physical activity to kids

18 July 2013

New resources to assist childcare workers, families and carers in promoting healthy food and physical activity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids are now available.

Geelong AFL Cats promote the Deadly choices message

17 July 2013

  The Geelong Football Club (the Geelong Cats) will run programs in Victoria to share anti-smoking, smoke-free and healthy lifestyle messages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

Recognition for Australian-supported netball program in Tonga

10 July 2013

The governments of Australia and Tonga are working together through the Australian sport outreach program (ASOP), an AusAID funded initiative which is managed by the Australian Sports Commission, to tackle women's physical inactivity.

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.

Indigenous marathon runner gets off on the right foot

22 May 2013

A 20-year-old man from Townsville in north Queensland will brave the Canberra cold for the next five days after being chosen to join Robert de Castella's Indigenous marathon project.

Indigenous marathon project inspires Bathurst student

2 May 2013

Charles Sturt University student and staff member, Elise Hull, has been selected to join the Indigenous marathon project (IMP) and compete in the New York City Marathon this November.

2013 New South Wales Knockout Health Challenge launched

25 April 2013

Aboriginal communities from across New South Wales (NSW) will again team up with NSW Rugby League as part of the Knockout Challenge designed to encourage Aboriginal people to lose weight and embrace a healthier lifestyle.At the recent launch in Sydney, NSW's Minister for Healthy Lifestyles Kevin Humphries said by encouraging contestants to increase their exercise level and develop healthy eating habits they will not only lose weight but reduce their risk of contracting a range of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Wirraka Maya and YMCA make a splash in Port Hedland

2 April 2013

Fifteen girls from Wirraka Maya's Leap leadership program recently participated in the YMCA's Swim for life initiative in Port Hedland, Western Australia (WA).

Memorial golf game honours Aboriginal role model Kenny Buckskin

25 March 2013

Aboriginal golfers from Adelaide converged on Port Augusta last week to compete in the Kenny Buckskin memorial competition.

Indigenous tennis program hits Victoria

20 March 2013

Tennis Come and Try Days have commenced in Victoria, giving Indigenous kids aged five to fifteen the chance to pick up a racquet, have fun and give tennis a real go.

Indigenous marathoners get delayed satisfaction in Tokyo

6 March 2013

Three Indigenous Australian runners crossed the finish line of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, marking the end of a year-long journey that was nearly blown off-course by Hurricane Sandy.

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the South West of WA - Bunbury and Busselton

24 January 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in the South West of WA delivering free workshops from the 11th - 15th February 2013.

Plenty healthy!

29 November 2012

Plenty Valley Community Health, in partnership with the local Indigenous community in the Whittlesea area of Victoria, is running a project called Feedin' the mob.

New TV campaign promotes swimming lessons for Indigenous Australians

20 November 2012

A new national TV campaign from the YMCA (the Y), in partnership with the SBS Foundation, is calling for all Australians, particularly those from Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, to learn to swim.

Indigenous justice advocates nominated as Australia's Local Hero 2013 State Finalists

8 November 2012

Two Indigenous justice advocates are State Finalists for the 2013 Australia's Local Hero Awards.

New residential facility at AFL Cape York

30 October 2012

AFL Cape York (AFLCY) was established in 2003 with the main purpose of co-ordinating the AFL kickstart program among primary and secondary children.

UWA Indigenous students win Kimberley klub awards

18 October 2012

Three Indigenous students from the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) recently received awards from Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan's Kimberley klub program.

Indigenous cricket squad going to India

11 October 2012

Cricket Australia's National Indigenous development squad departs for India this week to attend the country's Global cricket schools and play a series of matches against representative sides.

Belinda Duarte named AFL football Woman of the Year

28 September 2012

Richmond's Belinda Duarte was announced yesterday (27 September 2012) as the 2012 AFL football Woman of the Year.

Inquiry into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring

25 September 2012

On the 20th of September 2012 the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, and the Minister for Sport, Senator The Hon Kate Lundy, asked the House Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs to inquire into and report on the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.

Live Longer! Campaign recent grant recipients announced

18 September 2012

The Minister for Indigenous health, Mr Warren Snowdon has announced the latest round of grant recipients for the Local community campaigns to promote better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health (Live longer! campaign).

New online resource for Australia's Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Workers

13 September 2012

An online portal to support Australia's Healthy Lifestyle Workers was launched this week by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Cathy Freeman to run New York marathon in November

6 September 2012

Australian Olympic gold medallist, Cathy Freeman is set to run the world-famous New York City marathon in November.

5th September is inaugural National health & physical education (H&PE) day

5 September 2012

National health physical education (H PE) day will be held for the first time on Wednesday September 5th 2012.

Korey Summers to represent Northern Territory in half-marathon championships

4 September 2012

Indigenous marathon project (IMP) squad member Korey Summers has been selected to represent the Northern Territory in the Australian half-marathon championships at the Blackmore's Sydney Running Festival next weekend.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.

H4H wins national award

4 September 2012

Hoops 4 Health Aboriginal Corporation was today announced the winner of the 'Play your part' award from the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN).

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).

Community walks encourage good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle

15 August 2012

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi's Healthy community healthy life project is encouraging physical activity, good nutrition, and the importance of health checks though a series of walks around communities.

Blackest Losers training hard for New South Wales Knockout Challenge

1 August 2012

The Blackest Losers, an Indigenous team competing in the New South Wales (NSW) State knockout challenge 2012, is profiled in the latest edition of New England focus magazine.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.

National Preventive Health Research Strategy (2012-2016) Consultation Draft - Invitation to comment

26 July 2012

Promoting a healthy Australia (The Australian National Preventive Health Agency) invites submissions for the second consultation process to develop the National preventive health research strategy 2012-2016.

75 kilometre outback trek promotes traditional and healthy lifestyles for women and children

20 July 2012

About 50 women and children, who have been tracing traditional dreaming routes across Central Australia, finished the nine-day 'Long Walk' at Haasts Bluff yesterday.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) conducting largest survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

19 July 2012

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has commenced the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey to improve knowledge of the health issues affecting Indigenous Australians.

Western Desert Sports carnival proves to be a success

20 June 2012

Indigenous communities recently gathered at Nullagine, in remote Western Australia (WA), for the first of three Western Desert Sports Council sports carnivals set for 2012.

Wadeye Magic a boost for remote Northern Territory community

18 June 2012

Wadeye Magic looks back at the past history of the community, its love of football and provides a visual account of positive changes in Wadeye as result of the AFL remote regional development program.

Improve your health during hospital stay

14 May 2012

Go walkabout to improve health while in hospital is a free program named after an Aboriginal tradition.  It aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in-patients at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital to go for regular strolls around the grounds to maintain fitness and speed up their recovery.

Micky O'Loughlin to retrace his bloodline

2 May 2012

Michael O'Loughlin has lived an extraordinary life: a premiership player; Sydney Swans 300-gamer; the first Indigenous coach of the Australian Institute Sport - Australian Football League Academy; and a loving father of three.

Young Victorian Aboriginal people recognised for leadership

30 April 2012

Twenty young Victorian Aboriginal achievers were recognised at the 16th annual Ricci Marks Awards ceremony at the Korin Gamadji Institute in Melbourne last week.

Pilbara youth inspires with dance and martial arts

30 April 2012

A 12-year-old dance and martial arts enthusiast from Port Hedland, Western Australia (WA), is the winner of the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People's 2012 Participate! Award.

AFL SportsReady program in Lithgow, New South Wales

30 April 2012

Portland Central School in Lithgow, New South Wales, is benefiting from the talents of a full-time AFL SportsReady trainee.

Kimberley woman conquers Boston Marathon

27 April 2012

An Indigenous woman from the Kimberley region in Western Australia has conquered the famous Boston Marathon.

WA anti-obesity body axed to save cash

20 April 2012

A task force set up to fight Western Australia's obesity crisis was axed just hours after the Barnett Government announced statewide budget cuts on Tuesday (17 April 2012).

'Move it mob style' named ASTRA award finalist

20 April 2012

Move it mob style, the Indigenous TV dance program, has been named as a finalist in one of the TV industry's most prominent awards - the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Awards.

Melbourne welcomes athletes to Australian Indigenous Athletics Championships

17 April 2012

Melbourne has hosted the Australian Indigenous Athletics Championships for the first time, giving more than 100 of the country's best track and field athletes a chance to show off their talent at Lakeside Stadium.

Indigenous lifesaving program nominated for international award

17 April 2012

A program that aims to generate first-time employment for young Indigenous people has been nominated for an international award.

Indigenous hockey gets top support

17 April 2012

A local hockey association in Western Australia's Pilbara region recently hosted the world's top hockey team as part of the National Indigenous hockey program.

New story book gives Indigenous perspective on Aussie Rules

17 April 2012

An Indigenous Victorian author has launched a children's book about the origins of Australian Rules Football.

Registrations open for national Indigenous basketball championships

17 April 2012

Registrations are now open for the 7th Annual Generation One National Indigenous Basketball Championships in Hobart.

Healthy living week one - Lajamanu

16 April 2012

After a nine hour road trip through some of the most beautiful remote country, which features abundant wildlife with everything from brolgas to death adders, the Red Dust team made its way to Lajamanu.

Indigenous baseball team wins 2011/12 grand final

5 April 2012

Two years ago, Gary Fishburn established an Indigenous baseball side in the Redfern area.

Wirrpanda backs sista girls

4 April 2012

It is a little known fact about Australian Football League player and former West Coast Eagles star David Wirrpanda that his first love was netball.

Project sends restored bikes to outback

30 March 2012

More than 60 second-hand bikes will arrive at Coober Pedy in the outback soon, thanks to a collaboration between a Melbourne couple and a regional Aboriginal health service.

Bringing soccer to Indigenous kids in Darwin

29 March 2012

Indigenous youth in Darwin recently participated in the Johnny Warren Football Foundation's largest ever soccer camp.

Midnight basketball program helps reduce youth crime in Kempsey

22 March 2012

The New South Wales town of Kempsey has implemented a social inclusion program for its youth to help reduce substance use and criminal activity.

HealthInfoNet workshops: helping to 'close the gap' in Indigenous health

20 March 2012

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.

3on3 gives a good vibe

16 February 2012

Hundreds of young people descended on the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre for the National Indigenous 3on3 basketball and hip hop challenge - the Vibe 3on3 on February 16.

Apply now for Indigenous sport and physical activity funding

1 February 2012

Do you want to run a sport or active recreation activity that helps to improve the health and physical wellbeing of Indigenous Australians? Will the activity also offer broad social benefits to the Indigenous people that participate? Submissions are now being sought for the Indigenous sport and active recreation program (ISARP), a Commonwealth funding scheme.

Indigenous AFL players pursue wellbeing off the field

1 February 2012

The Australian Football League Players' Association (AFLPA) has released an annual report that shows that professional Indigenous AFL players are taking advantage of a range of off-field wellbeing programs.

Indigenous runners now being recruited for 2012 NY marathon

25 January 2012

Seven Indigenous men and four Indigenous women have recently returned from America where they ran the world famous foot race, the New York City Marathon.

Kokoda challenge for Indigenous youth

24 January 2012

A group of young Indigenous people from East Gippsland in Victoria are preparing to walk the Kokoda trail later this year.

Indigenous lifesavers compete in nationals

23 January 2012

Australia's first Indigenous surf lifesaving club recently competed at the national championships in Sydney.

Clean slate without prejudice program in Redfern a success

20 January 2012

A boxing program called Clean slate without prejudice has seen good results since it began in Redfern, New South Wales, in June 2009.

Indigenous youth sports program to improve university enrolments

16 January 2012

While the mercury soared this week, 100 Indigenous young people spent the week sweating it out on the University of Queensland's St Lucia sports fields to whet their appetite for academic life.

Players picked for touring Indigenous hockey team

16 December 2011

Three young female hockey players from Rockhampton have been selected for Queensland's first recognised Indigenous hockey team.

Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit launched

13 December 2011

The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.

Groundswell in Indigenous cricket

9 December 2011

The Sydney morning herald's recent article, Australia dreaming, charts the rising prominence of Wiradjuri cricketer, Dan Christian, against the history of Indigenous cricket in Australia.

2012 NRL Indigenous All Stars team and jersey launch

9 December 2011

The National Centre for Indigenous Excellence this week hosted the 2012 National Rugby League (NRL) Indigenous All Stars team announcement and jersey launch.

New Indigenous exercise and nutrition programs

6 December 2011

The Australian Government has today announced the recipients of the third round of its Healthy communities initiative funding.

Barunga boy Cadel Evans to support Indigenous cause

30 November 2011

Tracker magazine has reported that Cadel Evans wants to use his global profile to highlight disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people.

Doomadgee students try first surf, Byron Bay

18 November 2011

Surfing Australia recently played host to a group of school children who were visiting Byron Bay from Doomadgee State School in remote north-west Queensland.

Sports stars talk fitness at the Deadlys

17 November 2011

Indigenous sports stars at this year's Deadly Awards were keen to talk about how sport and physical activity has opened the doors to a positive and healthy life.

Australian Capital Territory gets $1.2 million funding to improve health outcomes

26 October 2011

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, announced on 23 October 2011, funding of $1.2 million through the ACT health promotions grant program to promote good health and prevent chronic disease.

Indigenous teenager to run the New York Marathon

26 October 2011

Indigenous teenager, Caine Schofield, is one of 20 Indigenous people running the New York Marathon as part of the Indigenous marathon project (IMP).

Support for youth detainees' running program

13 October 2011

Young detainees, and staff at the Banksia Hill Youth Detention Centre, took off running on the 5 October 2011 for the annual marathon running day.

Indigenous runners from the NT to take on New York Marathon

5 October 2011

Two Indigenous runners from the Northern Territory have been selected to compete in the New York Marathon later this year.

Physical activity yarning place now available

5 October 2011

We have recently developed a physical activity yarning place by providing an electronic service that encourages information sharing and collaboration among a full range of people working in health and related sectors.

Adelaide Crows take eye health campaign to APY lands

4 October 2011

Adelaide Crows players are spreading the word about eye health in the far north of South Australia by promoting the club's My eye health campaign in the APY lands in September 2011.

All Stars has stunning impact on Indigenous communities

1 August 2011

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2012 Harvey Norman All Stars as Indigenous, political, sporting and social leaders gathered in Brisbane to unveil the stunning impact of rugby league based school to work programmes in Indigenous communities.

Preston's boots auctioned for Close the gap round

1 August 2011

Indigenous All Stars hero Preston Campbell's signed, handpainted football boots will be auctioned as part of the NRL Close the gap round (round 22 - August 5-8) to raise funds for charity.

Red Dust supports Tiwi Ashes 2011

1 August 2011

During the month of August, Tiwi College on Melville Island comes to life with the Tiwi Ashes 2011.

Murray Bridge takes Deadly Fun Run Championships

The South Australian community of Murray Bridge took out the second annual Deadly Fun Run Championships held recently at Uluru in the Northern Territory.

New York is just 30kms away

Date posted: 26 September 2014 On Sunday 28 September, the Indigenous marathon project (IMP) team will take on its biggest ever challenge – the final 30km test run through the heart of Australia in Alice Springs.

Eurobodalla boot camp initiative kickstarting healthy lifestyles

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of Eurobodalla, in New South Wales, have been taking part in a boot camp twice a week at Hanging Rock, as part of the George Rose knockout health challenge, a state wide competition offering $20,000 to the team which loses the most weight.

$15 million worth of projects to be funded under the Aboriginals benefit account (ABA)

Remote Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will benefit from $15 million worth of projects to be funded under the Aboriginals benefit account (ABA) latest funding round.

Elders inspire Warwick kids' interest in Aboriginal culture

Warwick State High School, Western Australia, celebrated Aboriginal culture yesterday for the school's own National Aborigines and Islanders Observance Committee (NAIDOC) day.

Why we play footy: Meet some of Australia's brightest young Indigenous female AFL players

This month some of Australia's most promising Indigenous football players are heading to Darwin in the Northern Territory for a national Australian Football League under 18 competition.

Big buddas group tackling obesity in Broome

Aboriginal men in Broome have shown that high rates of obesity within their communities can be turned around with hard work and better nutrition.

Matildas achieve target of boosting goal difference with 9-0 qualifier win over Vietnam

The Matildas have had a 9-0 win over Vietnam, highlighted by Indigenous player Kyah Simon's hat-trick.

Erskine Park High School have created Indigenous inspired footballs for the City v Country clash

Erskine Park High School, with the help of Aboriginal artist Darren Dunn, have been painting footballs with traditional Indigenous dot painting to be used in the City v Country rubgy league clash in Tamworth next month.  Mr Dunn runs school-based program Black on your feet which aims to inspire students to embrace their culture as well as increase their attendance at school.  'Some of the kids are really struggling and have attendance concerns so we want to use both art and culture to connect with them and see if we can improve their time at school,' said Mr Dunn.

Marble Bar children swim for healthy treats

Children in the East Pilbara are benefiting from a new lap-swimming initiative at the swimming pool in Marble Bar, Western Australia (WA).  The Go for 2 and 5 Swim for fruit program, supported by Royal Life Saving Society WA and Healthway, rewards children for their swimming efforts with a healthy afternoon tea after each session.  Royal Life Saving Society WA Swimming and Water Safety Education Senior Manager, Trent Hotchkin, said the program focused on remote communities to ensure those who would otherwise miss out on attending swimming classes were given an opportunity to learn and make healthy lifestyle choices.

Halls Creek football match supports end to domestic violence

Two football matches were held at Halls Creek, Western Australia (WA) last month to mark the second annual Tackling Domestic Violence event.  The event was coordinated by Anglicare's Family and Domestic Violence Service, in conjunction with East Kimberley Standby Response Service and Kutgjunka Youth Program Mental Health Service.  Organiser Debbie Dicks said the event aimed to bring about awareness of domestic violence.

Linda Burney MP to lead new ARL Indigenous Council

The Australian Rugby League (ARL) Indigenous Council was appointed by the Australian Rugby League Commission in 2012 and has since played a pivotal role in providing strategic advice to the game and achieving greater recognition, involvement and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Aboriginal women in sport documentary

Wurundjeri Women and Sport: Aunty Joy Murphy, a documentary about Aboriginal women in sport, has been released through Swinburne Commons.

World All Stars, Indigenous All Stars squads announced

The National Rugby League rsquo;s (NRL) top talent will go on display in the 2017 All Stars match, with both the Indigenous All Stars and World All Stars squads sprinkled with superstars.

Harold to make history in London

For the first time in history, an Australian Indigenous runner will take his place at the start of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon in April.

Marcia Ella-Duncan hopes Netball Australia taps into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent

Marcia Ella-Duncan was the first of just two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to represent Australia in netball and she says it's time to tap into the talent within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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