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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

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

Art Workshops Launceston

Aboriginal Community Art Workshops in Launceston A fantastic opportunity to explore art, be creative, or just hang out with mob! Join Lynne Spotswood and Lillian Wheatley as they explore different art mediums and inspire creativity in these art workshops. 10 am to 2 pm -Thursdays (fortnightly) 3 November 202217 November 20221 December 202215 December 2022 Community Room, TAC Launceston For further information please contact TAC Launceston on 6332 3800 or Freecall 1800 132 260 Read more

Purrumpa

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

National Indigenous Legal & Health Justice Conference 2022

National Indigenous Legal & Health Justice Conference 2022 Event description Located on the stunning nipaluna/Hobart waterfront, the 2022 National Indigenous Legal & Health Justice Conference will highlight major and topical conversations across the country, host solutions-focused workshops with expert speakers and Palawa facilitators. Major topics include Treaty, Voice, and Truth-Telling; Native Title and Land Rights; Health justice and justice reinvestment; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the over-representation of children and young people in State systems; the failure of Aboriginal heritage and environmental protection laws; and the challenges ... 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
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