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Congratulations Graham Taylor NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year

Posted: July 13th, 2015

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General View, July 10, 2015 - EVENT : NAIDOC Awards Dinner, Adelaide Convention And Exhibition Center, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Event Photos Australia

Graham Taylor NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year 2015 Credit: Lucas Wroe


Congratulations to Graham Taylor on winning the 2015 Male Elder of the Year at this year’s NAIDOC Awards.

An Amangu Yamatji elder, Graham was born in Three Springs and has made a strong contribution to the Australian Defence Force. He now mentors Indigenous youth as an inspirational leader and role model for young people.

Graham has previously been awarded NAIDOC Elder of the Year in 2008. In 2012 he was also recognised, being elected into Western Australia’s Midwest Region Hall of Fame for his contribution to the region.

Well done Graham.

To read more about Graham visit our latest edition of YMAC News here.

Nominations Open for Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Posted: July 13th, 2012

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Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their work in regional communities?

The Regional Achievement and Community Awards invites you to nominate an organisation, club, group, business or individual who you believe deserves an award for their work in regional and rural areas. Many people who contribute towards community development don’t expect recognition, but awards such as these create an opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to those who do.

There are nine categories for nomination, including:

– Rinehart Family Volunteering Award
– CSBP Environment Awary
– Curtin University Teaching Excellence Award
– Horizon Power Leadershop and Innovation Award
– Department of Indigineous Affairs Indigenous Service Award
– Prime Super Community Group of the Year
– LandCorp Sustainability Award
– Perth Airport Events and Tourism Award

Additionally, one of these nine category winners will also be named as the overall WA winner of the Department of Regional Development and Lands Regional Achievement Community Award.

Winners will each receive a $2000 Smart Access Account from the Commonwealth Bank.

Nominations close 21 August 2012, and winners will be announced at the awards presentation gala held at the Perth Convention Centre, on Friday 16th November 2012.

Entry forms are available at all Commonwealth Bank Branches, or can be downloaded from the Awards Australia website.

For further information, or to have a nomination form posted to you, call (08) 9201 2255 or email

YMAC CEO in Saturday’s West Australian

Posted: April 18th, 2011

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Last weekend’s West Australian newspaper featured a letter to the editor from YMAC’s CEO Simon Hawkins. The letter was in response to recent media attention on native title agreements, and points out that there are many positive outcomes when resource companies genuinely engage with native title groups.
Click here to read the full letter, titled “Benefits to native title groups”.

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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