Minister apologises for saying jungle drums in parliament


The South Australian Minister for Human Services has apologised after referring to "jungle drums" when talking about Indigenous housing.

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Qld Indigenous communities frustrated as decades-old housing deal remains in limbo

[Eric Barker and Sally Rafferty, ABC]

The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH) was developed in 2008 as part of the Closing the Gap strategy, aimed to reduce overcrowding and ensure houses were well-maintained in Indigenous communities.

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CDU and Desert Knowledge Australia sign MoU

[by Patrick Nelson]

A Memorandum of Understanding signed this week by Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) will generate opportunities to work together on innovation projects that build a stronger desert and remote Australia.

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Greater vision needed for First Nations as progress sidelined in federal budget

[supplied by Reconciliation Australia]

Reconciliation Australia has described the federal budget as “a disappointing missed opportunity to present a cohesive national narrative around closing the gap in social outcomes for First Nations people and addressing unfinished business of reconciliation.”

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