It was fantastic to meet with brothers and sisters from across Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand at a Seaweed Workshop on Sunday, 19 February 2023 to yarn about our concerns and visions for the health, protection and opportunities of ruri-seaweed in milaythina muka - Sea Country.
Common concerns included the health of kelp, sustainability of cultural resources from the impact of aquaculture and climate change, and the commercialisation of seaweed without consideration to culture and community.
The major question of the ...
Aboriginal empowerment won't come from a Voice to parliament, but through authority
By Michael Mansell
Published in The Mercury, Talking Point, pages 16 - 17
The Greens have good reason to consider if the Voice might undermine or block Aboriginal sovereignty.
In the context of empowerment, sovereignty means Aboriginal people decide Aboriginal policy. Sure, those decisions have to take account of modern white Australia’s existence, but the fundamental point remains that we, as a sovereign people, decide, not others. By contrast, by merely advising ...
Opinion pieces by Michael Mansell, Heather Sculthorpe and Maggie Walter on Voice, Treaty and Truth, published in The Mercury on Saturday, 21 January 2023.
Image of the opinion pages, The Mercury, Saturday, 21 January 2023
Assimilation Had Their Day
NO to a
referendum, yes to a treaty, is a vote for Aboriginal people.
Albanese government has surprised many with its reforms. While the PM is in
this frame of mind, we need to convince him that the best way to help build an
Aboriginal future is to ...
putiya kanaplila / dont' celebrate Invasion Day!
Join us for our Invasion Day marches and rallies across Lutruwita in 2023 and support the campaign to Change the Date!
STREET MARCH11.30 am gather at Tulaminakali Health Service, 106 Best Street, Limilinaturi/Devonport
RALLY11.50 am gather in Market Square (behind Paranaple Centre) for a 12 pm noon start.
STREET MARCH10.45 am gather at TAC, 198 Elizabeth Street to depart at 10.50 am
RALLY11.45 am gather at Parliament Lawns for a 12 pm noon start.
These events ...
Milaythina Nayri / Healthy Country news, December 2022
This newsletter highlights the efforts and achievements of our pakana rangers, who are working to restore the health of Country across Lutruwita.
Milaythina Nayri Newsletter, December 2022 (PDF)
Pakana rangers and community members carrying out a cultural burn on Big Dog Island
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our community,
staff, families, partner organisations and friends.
As we are taking a short break during the festive season, we remind people to stay COVID-safe over the holidays.
COVID-19 is still active in the Community. The risk level is MODERATE.You can reduce the risk of infection spreading by wearing a face mask where physical distancing is not possible. You can come into your local Aboriginal Health Service to stock up on masks and RATs ...
Annual and Financial reports for the year 2021-2022
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre's annual report and financial report for the financial year 2021-2022 can be viewed via the link below.
The annual report shares the achievements of all the services and programs the TAC provides.
Annual Report, 2021-2022(PDF)Financial Report, 2021-2022 (PDF)
TAC Holiday Hours
December 2022 to January 2023
Friday, 23 December 2022
All offices close at 5 pm
Thursday, 29 December 2022
The Aboriginal Health Service in Nipaluna is open from 8.45 am to 2.30 pm
Tuesday, 3 January 2023
All offices open at 8.45 am
After-hours services, Nipaluna
The after-hours doctor at 1/254 Main Road, Derwent Park, will be open during this time. They will see clients of the AHS. However, fees may be payable. Their opening hours are:
6 pm to 10 pm - Monday to Friday9 am to ...
We are looking for an Aboriginal Health Worker, Registered Nurse, or Enrolled Nurse for the Aboriginal Health Service based in Nipaluna/Hobart or Kutalayna/Bridgewater.
The successful applicant will deliver individual clinical care (with a focus on chronic disease) and implement health promotions and preventative health programs in partnership with internal and external health service providers to ensure the best health outcomes for clients and the Community. They will also support clients in making informed decisions about their health outcomes.
The position is available ...
Sea Country Workshops
Aboriginal community members are invited to a workshop to discuss creating a tayaritja/Bass Strait Sea Country Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).
What we'll yarn about:
How we will establish the sea country areaWhat you value most about the sea countryWhat your concerns areThe health of tayaritja Sea Country Management optionsThe lungtalanana/Clarke Island repatriation animal project
When they are:
12 to 5 pm, Monday, 14 November 2022, Training Room, Launceston TAC12 to 5 pm, Tuesday, 15 November 2022, Community Room, TAC pataway/Burnie10 am to ...