4 November Applications close for the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme !
This scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to enrol or are currently enrolled in an eligible health-related course at an Australian educational institution.
Eligible health areas include:
• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners
• Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
• Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
• Direct entry midwifery
Examples of eligible study areas.
This scholarship is for entry level or graduate entry level courses only. Funding is not available for postgraduate study. Scholarships are valued up to $15,000 per year for the normal duration of the course. Further information, including eligibility and selection criteria can be found our website.
Applications close Monday 4 November 2019
4 November NACCHO Youth Conference -Darwin NT
Monday 4th November 2019 NACCHO Youth Conference *Youth Registration is Free of Charge
The central focus of the NACCHO Youth Conference Healthy youth, healthy future is on building resilience.
For thousands of years our Ancestors have shown great resolve thriving on this vast continent. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who make up 54% of our population, now look to the example set by generations past and present to navigate ever-changing and complex social and health issues.
Healthy youth, healthy future provides us with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of importance to us, our families and communities, and to take further steps toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders. We hope to see you there!
Registrations are now open for the 2019 NACCHO Youth Conference, which will be held November 4th in Darwin at the Darwin Convention Centre.
Note: The first 100 NACCHO Youth Conference delegates will receive 100% off registration fee for the Members’ Conference on the 5 – 6 November if they wish to attend.
Registrations Close 25 October
5 – 7 November NACCHO Conference and AGM -Darwin NT
Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th November 2019
7th November 2019 NACCHO AGM
This year, NACCHO’s Members’ Conference focuses on the theme –
Because of them we must: improving health outcomes for our people aged 0-29 years.
We have chosen this focus because we know that investing in the health and wellbeing of our babies, children and young people can help prevent ill health, disease and disability. Strong investment in this age group will help them to thrive, help them build strong and healthy families and communities, and help to positively influence their future health outcomes and life expectancy measures.
Because of them we must provides an opportunity to place our future generations at the forefront of our discussions, to hear about the innovative work that is happening in our community controlled and other sectors, to exchange ideas and share our knowledge.
Registrations to this year’s Youth Conference and the NACCHO National Conference will close on Sunday 20th October 2019. Late registrations will not be accepted.
We hope you can join us!
Registrations Close 25 October
If you have any questions or would like further information contact Ros Daley and Jen Toohey on 02 6246 9309 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Co-Coordinators Ros Daley and Jen Toohey 02 6246 9309
On Thursday 7 November, following the NACCHO National Members Conference, we will hold the 2019 AGM. In addition to the general business, there will be an election for the NACCHO Chair and a vote on a special resolution to adopt a new constitution for NACCHO.
Once again, I thank all those members who sent delegates to the recent national members’ workshop on a new constitution at Sydney in July. It was a great success thanks to your involvement and feedback.
There is a discussion booklet that has background information on Closing the Gap and sets out what will be talked about in the survey.
The survey will take a little bit of time to complete. It would be great if you can answer all the questions, but you can also just focus on the issues that you care about most.
To help you prepare your answers, you can look at a full copy here
The survey is open to everyone and can be accessed here:
The Coalition of Peaks are leading face to face meetings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations on Closing the Gap during the month of October.
The meetings provide an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in each state and territory to tell the Coalition of Peaks and governments what changes are needed to improve their lives
October Engagement Meetings:
|South Australia2 October – Adelaide Closed
15 October – Ceduna Closed
18 October – Port Augusta Cllosed
23 October – Mount Gambier
11 October – Launceston Closed
14 October – Broome Closed
17 October – Geraldton Closed
21 October – Kalgoorlie Closed
23 October – Port Headland
28 October – Perth
30 October – Narrogin
Australian Capital Territory
17 October – Canberra Closed
28 October – Canberra
15 October – Melbourne Closed
16 October – Bendigo Closed
17 October – Morwell Closed
New South Wales
21 October – Sydney Closed
4 October – Katherine Closed
11 October – Yirrkala Closed
30 October – Darwin
23 and 24 October – Canberra
There will be three meetings held across Victoria, details are below.
|Morwell||Thursday 17 October||Gathering Place, 99 Buckley Street||12PM – 4PM|
The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) of which NSW Aboriginal Land Council is a member, are leading the Closing the Gap engagements across the state.
28 consultations will be taking place during the month of October and early November. The consultations are an opportunity for communities to have their say on Closing the Gap.
The 2019 Closing the Gap consultation will see a new way of doing business, with a focus on community consultations. NSW is embarking on the largest number of membership consultations, more than any other state or territory, with an emphasis on hearing your views about what is needed to make the lives of Aboriginal people better.
Your voices will formulate the NSW submission to the new National Agreement. By talking to Aboriginal people, communities and organisations, CAPO can form a consensus on priority areas from NSW when finalising the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap with governments.
The discussion booklet: ‘A new way of doing business’ provides background information on Closing the Gap and sets out what will be discussed at the consultations.
The consultations are being supported by the NSW Government.
Come along and join in the conversation. The dates and locations are:
Albury Monday 14th Oct
Deniliquin Tuesday 15th Oct
Balranald Wednesday 16th Oct
Griffith Thursday 17th Oct
Wagga Wagga Tuesday 15th Oct
Young Wednesday 16th Oct
Queanbeyan Thursday 17th Oct
Batemans Bay Friday 18th Oct
Dubbo Tuesday 22nd Oct
Condobolin Wednesday 23rd Oct
Cobar Thursday 24th Oct
Bourke Friday 25th Oct
Newcastle Tuesday 22nd Oct
Central Coast Wednesday 23rd Oct
Muswellbrook Thursday 24th Oct
Tamworth Friday 25th Oct
Broken Hill Tuesday 29th Oct
Wilcannia Wednesday 30th Oct
Menindee Thursday 31st Oct
Dareton Friday 1st Nov
Lismore Monday 28th Oct
Coffs Harbour Tuesday 29th Oct
Kempsey Wednesday 30th Oct
Redfern Monday 4th Nov
Mount Druitt Tuesday 5th Nov
Bathurst Thursday 7th Nov
Moree Tuesday 5th Nov
Walgett Wednesday 6th Nov
To register your attendance at Routes 1 and 2, please do so via Eventbrite:
Routes 3 to 8 will follow shortly.
Consultations will run from 11am – 3pm with lunch provided.
If you are unable to make the consultations, you can still have your say through an online survey. The survey closes on 25 October, 5pm.
For more information on the Closing the Gap consultations: https://www.aecg.nsw.edu.au/close-the-gap/
Each jurisdiction has structured the events differently, some opting for fewer large events and some opting for a larger number of smaller events.
For more information on The Coalition of Peaks, The Joint Council,
The Partnership Agreement and to sign up for our mailing list, go to: https://www.naccho.org.au/ programmes/coalition-of-peaks/