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Aboriginal Health Service Advice

Important advice from the Aboriginal Health Service From 14 October 2022, public health recommends that people with respiratory symptoms stay home and take the necessary steps to protect others from COVID-19. This advice has removed the mandated requirement to isolate. In line with Public Health Advice, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service asks all people who have contact with the service to respect the health of our vulnerable community members by NOT visiting the health services facility for at least seven days (even ... Read more

Firesticks Mentoring Program

Firesticks Mentoring Program Mentoring the next generation of Indigenous fire practitioners in lutruwita / Tasmania. The Mentoring Program will run in multiple locations across varying country types in lutruwita over 18 months, supporting mob to learn and practice Cultural Fire while being mentored by Firesticks practitioners, mob-to-mob mentoring and working with Community leaders, Elders and local knowledge holders. Limited spots are available, please visit the below link to complete the Expression of Interest Form for the lutruwita/Tasmania mentoring program. Expression of Interest Form, online link Make sure ... Read more

TASTAFE Information Sessions

Are you thinking about studying in 2023?Not exactly sure what career pathway you want to take?Looking at upskilling or furthering your education?Want to find out more? We're holding information sessions for Aboriginal community members at the Aboriginal Health Service in nipaluna. Jan Langridge, Hobart's Aboriginal Support Officer from TasTAFE, will chat about what courses are on offer in 2023, and what financial assistance and other available support there is for your study journey. 5.15 to 6.15 pm, Wednesday, 26 October 20221 pm to ... Read more

Closing the Gap

Aboriginal community meetings Aboriginal community members are invited to meetings to discuss ideas to keep young Aboriginal people out of the Justice System. Meeting locations and times are below. Morning tea will be provided at all sessions. piyura kitina / Hobart 10 am to 12 pmTuesday, 18 October pataway / Burnie 10 am to 12 pm Wednesday, 26 October TAC Launceston 10 am to 12 pm Thursday, 27 October What we'll yarn about: Letting you know what we intend to do to progress the return of Aboriginal child safety back ... Read more

Men’s Group, 2022

North West Men's Group activities waypa rrala / strong men 10 am to 4 pm, Mondays 3 October - Leven Canyon Bush Walk10 October - Ten Pin Bowling17 October - Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston24 October - BBQ limilinaturi / Devonport31 October - pakana Rangers Day7 November - BBQ Pataway / Burnie14 November - Preminghana Trip21 November - Fishing Stanley Wharf28 November - Campfire, Cookup & Feedback5 December - End of Year Two-Night Camp Trip For more information and bookings call Andrew on 6436 4171 ... Read more

AGM 2022

NOTICE OF AGM 2022 In Launceston office and via Teams link 11 am, Sunday, 30 October 2022 On arrival, members should check the membership register to ensure their details are still correct. AGENDA Apologies, attendees, and confirm quorumMinutes of the meeting of AGM 2021Confirm previous minutesBusiness arising from previous minutesReports and questions:TAC ChairCEOFinance ManagerAuditor’s reportNotice of Intention to Propose a Special Resolution: That Rule 5.4 of the TAC Rule Book be amended by adding after the third paragraph a new sentence to read: Voting can be in ... Read more

To kill a Treaty

To Kill a Treaty By Michael Mansell With the Prime Minister and each of the State and Territory governments backing a referendum for a ‘voice to parliament,’ along with media, any dissent is unlikely to be heard. But has anyone considered what cost Aborigines will have to pay for a referendum? The Uluru Statement has four elements – of which the voice idea is but one. Treaty, truth-telling and a voice were all based on the assertion of Aboriginal sovereignty (the fourth element). Mr Albanese has repeatedly said that Uluru ... Read more

makara patapa / quit smoking

makara patapa / Quit Smoking There are many reasons that people want to quit smoking. They could be for their health, for their family, or to improve their lifestyle and finances. Nunami Sculthorpe-Green has been travelling across Lutruwita to listen to and share the stories of people in our community who have or are in the process of quitting smoking. She heard some fantastic success quit stories and learned why people quit, how they did it, and what help they could access to ... Read more

AFLW Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, spoken by Daisy Allan at the recent AFLW match North Melbourne V Geelong at UTAS Stadium, at Launceston on Kanamaluka/River Tamar. Daisy gives a powerful and energising welcome to the AFLW players before having the important role of the coin toss! The game was at the UTAS Stadium (York Park) on Friday, 16 September 2022 and North Melbourne kept their undefeated streak in lutruwita/Tasmania by 12 points over Geelong. Check out the ... Read more

Public holiday information

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has offered staff to swap tomorrow's public holiday for another day. Therefore, some services will remain open. Information will be updated on this website and shared on social media channels. NORTHWEST Pataway/Burnie – The doctors' clinic is open until 1 pm, other programs will be closed Tulaminakali Health Service and office – closed Connected Beginnings - closed NORTH TAC Launceston reception – open all day, however no doctors available SOUTH Aboriginal Health Service – open all day TAC reception – open ... Read more
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