for online indigenous art project
April 3, 2001
central Australian-based consortiums are among 16 projects
to share in
a $1.2 million national program to boost e-commerce.
Arts Online, combining Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media,
Australia, Ananguku Arts and Craft Committee and
Australia have been given $75,000.
project will see information moved online from isolated
art and craft centres to other sites and trading
Business Australia, a consortium of seven organisations
the Central Australian Producers Action Group and the
Internet service provider OCTA-4 has received
The project should benefit businesses in central Australia and
deal more efficiently with suppliers.
April 4, 2001
finds indigenous Australians at
risk of meningococcal
research has found the risk of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
developing meningococcal disease is four times higher
other community groups.
study conducted in the New England area, in the north-west of
New South Wales, also reveals that indigenous youth are more
contract the brain infection.
nurse consultant and researcher, Peter Massey,
the data over eight years to 1999 and says medical
rather than prevention is the short-term solution.
new public health strategies develop which will include a
hopefully in the not too distant future that I'm proposing,
strategies [should] be targeted at the group that suffer
from this disease and from our research and New
experiences as well...it's the indigenous people who
most," he said.
traditional owners highlight
traditional owners of the Jabiluka mine lease surrounded by
Kakadu National Park have rejected claims there is no threat
contaminated water stored on the site.
office of the supervising scientist, the Territory Mines and
Department and Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill
given assurances there are no problems at the mine site.
a spokeswoman for the Mirrarr traditional owners, Jacqui
they do not have sufficient information to make
understand that there are vast amounts of water...currently
in the mine decline and we also understand there is
a high level
of contamination taking place," she said.
refuge in doubt as residents
On New South Wales' far south coast, the future of a refuge for
Aboriginal people is in doubt because of opposition from
the area who fear their children will be at risk from
have been public meetings, newspaper editorials and
organised against the proposed refuge at Mogo, near
State's Housing Department has offered to provide units
Sydney Olympics village site to accommodate the young
locals at Mogo say the site for the refuge, near the town's
primary school, poses an unacceptable risk and yesterday they
the Eurobodalla Shire Council to again defer a
church minister Tom Slockee says time is running out
project may now be shelved.
of the people have been told the wrong ideas about the
people that will be here," he said.
"They're young people who have a lot of potential to contribute to
community and become leaders even."
threat rocks Casino Aboriginal
Casino woman says the local Aboriginal community is living in
fear after a
person wearing Ku Klux Klan robes and carrying a
threatened them on Monday night.
Duncan says the man, who claimed young Aboriginal boys
attempted to break into his car, said he was going to "take
his own hands".
She says the local Koori community does not know where to turn.
Casino police say they are investigating the incident.
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