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.
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 ...
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
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
“From its small beginnings in ...
Sunday, 2 July
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
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
10 PM to 2 PM - Bingo ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...