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TAC looks back on 50 years of serving community by Duncan Bailey,The Examiner, Thursday, 6 July 2023 From two volunteers in an office, the Launceston branch of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has come a long way. The Aboriginal Information Service was founded in Hobart in 1973, and later became the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. TAC northern regional manager, Lisa Coulson said the adversity overcome in the early days of the TAC show the commitment of the Aboriginal community to want an organisation to represent them. “From its small beginnings in ... Read more

NAIDOC Week 2023

Sunday, 2 July South 3 PM - Empowering Aborigines - Lecture from Michael Mansell at the Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, UTAS, Sandy Bay. Visit the Royal Society website for information and bookings. Royal Society event website (external link) Monday, 3 July All locations 11 AM – Flag raising. Public event, all are welcome. South at piyura kitina/Risdon Cove, arrive by 10.30 am to ascend the hill and 11 am start.North West at TAC pataway/BurnieNorth at TAC Launceston Tuesday, 4 July North West 10 PM to 2 PM - Bingo ... Read more

Jamie Graham-Blair article

Published in the Examiner, written by Stephanie Dalton and updated 24 May 2023 Jamie Graham-Blair is dedicated to fighting climate change using Aboriginal practices (external link to the Examiner) Photo of Jamie Graham-Blair with mutton birds on Big Dog Island. Photo taken by Djuker Hart and published on the Examiner website. A marine scientist, conservation ecologist, tour guide, writer, dancer, photographer, ceremony holder, educator, marathon runner, community elected treaty delegate, activist, and queer advocate are just some of the titles Jamie (Jam) Graham-Blair ... Read more

Aged Care Compliance Officer

We are looking for a My Aged Care Program – Compliance Officer to ensure our program meets the requirements of delivering a My Aged Care, Home Care Package Program. The successful applicant will also support regional program coordinators to meet the My Aged Care Program standards and make sure that participants are fully supported to access services available to them, through their Home Care Package. Ideally, you will have experience with Home Care Package Programs and have an understanding of the Aboriginal community ... Read more

Culture Care Connect

We are establishing a statewide Palawa suicide prevention program as part of a national network of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations working towards a target of zero suicide in Aboriginal communities.  The program will work closely with other suicide prevention programs and community institutions well-placed to identify risks. The program will be led by a statewide coordinator with demonstrated skills and experience, supported by two aftercare regional workers. A part-time mental health first aid trainer will also be employed. The position descriptions are below, along ... Read more

Positions, Northwest

Two positions are currently open in the northwest region. Registered Nurse, Tulaminakali Health Service, Devonport We are seeking a Registered Nurse to assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the clinic, and to work with Aboriginal children and parents on a wide range of health issues.  You will have experience working in a primary health care setting with excellent interpersonal communication skills with your colleagues, patients, and their families. The ability to relate well to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community is essential. Nurse immuniser ... Read more

Job skills workshop

What work skills do you need? Aboriginal Community Workshop We're holding an Aboriginal community workshop to discuss what an employment skills program could look like and we need your help. Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 March 2023Orford (Transport, meals and accommodation included) Call or email Nipaluna reception for more information and to register: (03) 6234 What is an employment skills program? There is a program called the Indigenous Skills and Employment Program, which assists Aboriginal people into real jobs and careers. This service is open to all Aboriginal ... Read more

Aboriginal Lands Act 2023

The State Government has again asked for feedback on the Aboriginal Lands Act. We must all act now to make sure the Aboriginal Community decides how the returned land is governed and managed. The Government is encouraging further feedback on revised proposals, which would remove the current safeguards in place regarding the electoral roll and how land is managed. The review of the previous consultation seems to bias certain submissions, who feel that the current process excludes ‘local’ Aboriginal people and organisations. The ... Read more

Cable Car Crusade

Nepotism and farce alive and well in Rockliff’s cable car crusade Despite a comprehensive, independent rejection of the kunanyi cable car proponent’s self-declared ‘best effort’, a new Mount Wellington Cableway Company chair has been appointed to pursue the project once Premier Rockliff decides how to sideline proper process and fast-track an approval for the detested, non-compliant development. The new chair of the company has been, until very recently, ‘Principal Advisor’ in Premier Rockliff’s office, presumably involved in delivering the Premier’s requested advice on ‘developing a pathway ... Read more


Did you know we have free monkeypox (mpox) vaccinations at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service? Mpox (Monkeypox) is a viral illness that causes a rash. Most people recover within a few weeks, but it can sometimes cause serious disease requiring hospital admission.  To protect those most at-risk FREE and CONFIDENTIAL vaccination appointments are available for all eligible people over the age of 16 in Tasmania.The following people aged 16 years and older are recommended to be vaccinated against mpox: all sexually active gay, bisexual, ... Read more
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