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Sea Country Workshops

Sea Country Workshops Aboriginal community members are invited to a workshop to discuss creating a tayaritja/Bass Strait Sea Country Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). What we'll yarn about: How we will establish the sea country areaWhat you value most about the sea countryWhat your concerns areThe health of tayaritja Sea Country Management optionsThe lungtalanana/Clarke Island repatriation animal project When they are: 12 to 5 pm, Monday, 14 November 2022, Training Room, Launceston TAC12 to 5 pm, Tuesday, 15 November 2022, Community Room, TAC pataway/Burnie10 am to ... Read more


Purrumpa 2022: a blog for mob by Jillian Mundy Thursday, 3 November 2022 The Purrumpa blog from mob today comes to you from Caleb Nichols-Mansell It’s day four at Purrumpa, and we are deep into the program. This morning we heard from several First Nation artists and art workers. Their insight and understanding of the complexities they navigate, day to day within institutions and organisations, was inspiring. I found comfort in their experiences and knowing these aren’t isolated. One of the young panelists, ... Read more

Justice for Cassius

Justice for Cassius Turvey On behalf of the Palawa Community, we would like to come together and pay our respects to the families and community of Cassius Turvey. A beloved child and young leader, Cassius was taken far too early in a senseless and horrific racist attack. Please come and stand with us in solidarity against this tragic loss, and unite with us to fight against racism and injustice across Australia. Vigils are being held in Launceston and nipaluna. TIME/DATE: 12 pm, Friday 4 November 2022LOCATIONS: ... Read more

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
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