Restoring language strengthens Indigenous pride and culture Language returned to ‘spoken life’ By Stephanie Dalton, The Examiner, Friday, 14 July 2023 Picture by Paul Scambler For the past 30 years, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has worked deliberately and arduously to restore their language, palawa kani, to its spoken life. Palawa kani is a revived language, composite of several of the estimated dozen original Tasmanian languages that were once prolific throughout the state, a consequence of the devastating impacts of invasion in colonisation on Tasmanian Aboriginal culture. Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre language and research ... Read more

Serving community

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

Day of Mourning, piyura kitina

Join us for a day of mourning at piyura kitina 10 am to 3 pm, Wedesday, 3 May 2023 Aboriginal community members are invited to a day of mourning at piyura kitina to commemorate the massacre of our people on 3 May 1804. We will also celebrate having the land returned and the continuation of our culture and ongoing fight for our rights.Part of the 50th year of celebration of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. Read more

Quality Compliance Coordinator

Quality and Compliance Coordinator The TAC is committed to achieving and maintaining accreditation and licensing certification.  We currently have three separate accreditations and expect more in the near future. The Co-ordinator will ensure compliance with the standards, oversee our risk management policy and plan, and provide advice to the Organisation Review Committee.  The successful candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of quality management systems, including continuous improvement, internal auditing practice, and the ability to coordinate schedules, as well as excellent analytical skills. Our central ... Read more

Human Resources

Human Resources Practitioner We're looking for an experienced Human Resources Practitioner to ensure contemporary personnel and occupational health and safety practices in our Statewide organisation of nearly 200 employees. You must have excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as high level understanding of relevant legislation. Thorough knowledge and experience of the Fair Work and Workers Compensation systems would be well regarded.  A good understanding of the Aboriginal community in Lutruwita/Tasmania and the challenges faced by Aboriginal people are highly desirable. Our  central office ... Read more
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