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Indigenous peoples

Find targeted government information for Indigenous peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this page may link to web sites containing images of deceased people.

indigenous.gov.au

Connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Government policies and programmes and raises awareness about the initiatives that affect them most.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

The Indigenous and Rural Health Division delivers high quality essential services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through four programs: Primary health care, Chronic Disease, Child and maternal health and Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Health).

Department of Health

ABSTUDY

Helps with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

Department of Human Services

Centrelink Indigenous Phone Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can get access to Centrelink services from anywhere in Australia, by calling Freecall 1800 136 380 Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (local times).

Department of Human Services

Indigenous affairs

Provides information on the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) comprising five flexible, broad-based programmes: Jobs, land and economy; Children and schooling; Safety and wellbeing; Culture and capability and Remote Australia strategies.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Indigenous Australians

A range of payments and services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Department of Human Services

Indigenous specialist officers

Help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who live in urban, rural, regional and remote communities to access the DHS payments and services anywhere in Australia. Call freecall 1800 136 380 Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (local times).

Department of Human Services

Indigenous wage subsidy

Provides an incentive paid to employers when they employ eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on an ongoing basis.

Department of Employment

Indigenous – MoneySmart

Provides financial guidance especially written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Includes budgeting and saving, borrowing money, mobile phones, superannuation, scams and warnings, wills and more.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

NAIDOC week

6–13 July 2014
A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Office of Township Leasing

Works with communities to ensure that the township lease is managed effectively and provides a real benefit to the Aboriginal traditional owners and the community generally.

Office of Township Leasing

Stolen Generation's Testimonies

Listen to survivor stories as Stolen Generation members generously share their experiences.

Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation

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