Country, Culture, People, Future


First round of Community Development Fund grants now open

Posted: June 6th, 2013

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A new Community Development Fund (CDF) established by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) is offering grants up to a combined amount of $37.5m in 2013-2014.

The CDF has been established to support social and economic development across remote regions, and will provide funding for activities that benefit Indigenous communities as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous jobseekers.

The application period for the first grants round closes at 5pm AEST on Friday 21 June 2013.

Please click here for the CDF application and eligibility guidelines.


Geraldton community to have their say about constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Posted: May 19th, 2011

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To address the issue of constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,the Australian Government has appointed an expert panel, co-chaired by Professor Patrick Dodson and Mr Mark Leibler AC.

The panel is undertaking a broad national consultation program to seek views from across the Australian community about ideas for recognising Indigenous Australians in our nation’s Constitution.

Mr Fred Chaney and Mr Bill Lawson will be holding a public consultation in Geraldton on Wednesday 25 May 2011 12:30pm at 2:30pm at the Ocean Centre Hotel in Geraldton.

This event offers an opportunity for the Geraldton community to join this important national conversation, to hear about the work of the Expert Panel and more importantly to offer their views and ideas about Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians.

To learn more about the national discussion on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, check out the You Me Unity website. To learn more about the expert panel click here.

For more information about the public consultation in Geraldton or to RSVP to the event call  (02) 6219 7759 or email