General News

AGM Election 2014

Incoming State Committee for the next 2 years is: State President: Dave Warrener State Secretary: Trudy Maluga State Treasurer: Rebecca Digney-Mansell Committee Members Annette Peardon Dorothy Murray Doug Mansell Jillian Mundy Murray Everett Still to be elected: 3 Regional Branch reps All outgoing members who stood for re-election were re-elected. We welcome all 4 new members and congratulations to those re-elected. We greatly appreciate the work of the outgoing Committee and wish the new Committee well in these challenging times.     Read more

Options for Aboriginal naming of Gowan Brae

Since we bought Gowan Brae in May 2013 a big topic of discussion has been about renaming the place with a palawa kani name. Please click  here  to read some of the ideas we have suggested prior to the decision being made at this year's AGM on Sunday 14th September in Launceston.     Read more

AGM – Sunday 14th September 2014

Our AGM is being held on Sunday 14th September 2014 in Launceston, please click  here  to view candidates for State Committee. If you are unable to attend the AGM, postal votes can be completed and returned to: Returning Officer GPO Box 569 HOBART TAS 7001     Read more

New Legal Aid Guidelines and directions

To obtain further details about new Legal Aid Guidelines and Directions go to Programs and then Legal to view full details.   Read more

Latest news about Royal Commission work

Please click on the link below to read the latest news about Royal Commission work:  http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/ Read more

Hear Ruth Langford this Saturday – 16 August 2014

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PRESS STATEMENT – Aborigines welcome ancestral human remains home from berlin

For the second time this month, Aborigines are bring back ancestral remains home to Tasmania. Please click here to view full press statement. Read more

Bios of NAIDOC Award Winners lutruwita 2014

Tasmanian NAIDOC Awards 2014 Aborigine of the Year: Ronnie Summers Aboriginal Elder Ronnie Summers has a long and proud record in Aboriginal music, art and culture. He has worked as an Aboriginal Heritage Officer and is a renowned sharer of stories of land and heritage. He continues to promote Tasmanian Aboriginal music and art and is a role model to many. He appears on the Island Coes CD of Cape Barren music, is the subject of the book, Ronnie: Tasmanian Songman and sings ... Read more

Gowan Brae discovery

During our Bush Blitz weekend at Gowan Brae earlier this year, Robert Beeton discovered a new spider.  Click on the below links to read the full story. http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/robert-spies-new-genus-of-spider/story-fnj4f7k1-1227000742632   http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/twelve-year-old-discovers-new-spider-genus   http://uncovercalifornia.com/content/2679-12-year-old-boy-discovers-new-genus-spider   http://blog.parksaustralia.gov.au/2014/07/22/tasmanias-new-racing-stripe-spider/ Read more

Commitment required on World Heritage cultural assessment

MEDIA RELEASE - June 30, 2014 Following their return from the World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha and the unanimous decision to retain the current boundaries of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and the Wilderness Society have jointly called for more detail on the Federal Government’s commitment to honour the decision of the committee and carry out the requested cultural heritage study. Whilst the Government has publicly confirmed it will abide by the decision of the World Heritage ... Read more
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