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Did you know we have free monkeypox (mpox) vaccinations at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Health Service? Mpox (Monkeypox) is a viral illness that causes a rash. Most people recover within a few weeks, but it can sometimes cause serious disease requiring hospital admission.  To protect those most at-risk FREE and CONFIDENTIAL vaccination appointments are available for all eligible people over the age of 16 in Tasmania.The following people aged 16 years and older are recommended to be vaccinated against mpox: all sexually active gay, bisexual, ... Read more

Seaweed Workshop

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 ... Read more

Talking Point, Mercury, 080223

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 ... Read more

Voice, Treaty, Truth

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 Symbolism, Assimilation Had Their Day By Michael Mansell NO to a referendum, yes to a treaty, is a vote for Aboriginal people. The 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 ... Read more

Invasion Day 2023

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! North 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. South 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 ... Read more

Milaythina Nayri, Dec 22

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 Read more

COVID Safe holidays

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. Please remember: 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 ... Read more

Annual Report, 2021-2022

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) Read more

Holiday Hours

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 ... Read more

Health Service position

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 ... Read more
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