Country, Culture, People, Future

October 2020

Attend the launch of a new Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) carbon farming guide

Posted: October 27th, 2020

Aboriginal pastoral lessees and Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate (RNTBCs) are invited to attend the launch of ‘Setting up for success – Human induced regeneration (HIR) carbon farming guide’.

Developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), the guide provides an overview of the opportunities and risks presented by HIR carbon farming for Aboriginal stakeholders.

Human induced regeneration (HIR) present financial, social, and environmental opportunities for –

  • Aboriginal pastoral lessees; and
  • RNTBCs with determined native title claims on pastoral leases.

The guide will be launched at information sessions in the Southern Rangelands where participants will be provided with independent information to support good decision-making.


Geraldton Tuesday 17 November 2020, 9am to 3pm

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Office – 20 Gregory Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Kalgoorlie Thursday 19 November 2020, 9am to 3pm

Venue to be confirmed, Kalgoorlie Boulder

Cost Free – morning tea and lunch provided (RSVPs essential)

Please RSVP by Tuesday 10 November by emailing or calling 0459 867 908

If you have questions about carbon farming, or would like to know more about the events or guide, please contact the department’s Aboriginal Economic Development unit by emailing or calling 0459 867 908.

Census Engagement Manager – ABS

Posted: October 26th, 2020



The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is now recruiting Census Engagement Managers for the 2021 Census.

35 Census Engagement Manager positions will be only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. These roles are available across the country in all states and territories, including WA.

Census Engagement Manager role

Census Engagement Managers are specialised roles requiring a high degree of community interaction. They will be working within communities telling people about the Census and ensuring everyone can take part and get the help they need. Where possible, Census Engagement Managers will be recruited locally.

The Census

The Census will be held on 10 August 2021, and is a snapshot of who we are and tells the story of how we are changing.

“Did you know? Census data helps the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health plan medical clinics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Census data is also used to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access affordable and culturally appropriate community housing,” ABS said.

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with strong engagement and communication skills and who love interacting with their mob are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with their networks and bring their community along on the journey.”

For more information about the Census Engagement Manager job details click here or visit

To apply click here.

Applications close on 5 November 2020.

Grant program to support connection to Country

Posted: October 13th, 2020

Grants to support West Australian Aboriginal people and organisations to connect to Country and Culture are being offered by the State Government.

Connecting to Country provides grants up to $25,000 for a wide range of activities that foster the transfer of knowledge between generations, preservation of culture and strengthening of communities.

The funding may support costs such as travel, equipment hire, specialist services, documentation or other costs associated with the project.

Applications are open to Aboriginal communities across Western Australia; or Western Australian groups that work with Aboriginal people in community, who can demonstrate strong Aboriginal governance and leadership in their application.

Connecting to Country is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. For more information on the grant program, click here

Applications are now open, and close on November 10, 2020.

FACCI’s Indigenous Economic Development Summit

Posted: October 2nd, 2020

First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) is inviting indigenous business and corporations to the 2nd Annual Indigenous Economic Development Summit.

The summit focus is to uncover emerging commercial opportunities that could allow Indigenous businesses to thrive, embrace industry innovation, and be better placed to win government procurement contracts.

You can join via a live-stream.

Key themes and presenting organisations include:

  • Cultural and Community Benefits of Growing Indigenous Business; Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
  • Getting Your Indigenous Enterprise Off the Ground; Barayamal Centre Of Entrepreneurship, Terri Janke And Company
  • Ensuring Indigenous Business Remains Sustainable; Indigenous Land And Sea Corporation, Australian Native Food And Botanicals, MJB Solutions
  • Maximising Procurement Opportunities; National Indigenous Australians Agency, Barpa, Eon Protection

View the full program online here.

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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