City of Cockburn denies reports of Australia Day date change

In a recent article, there are reports by the media that the City of Cockburn is the next local council to change the date of their Australia day celebrations. However, Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, denied that they are considering shifting their festivities. Mr Howlett said their annual Australia day community beach party, citizenship ceremony and…

Grants to Boost West Kimberley Indigenous Communities and Environment

West Kimberley communities will be receiving a helping hand through new funding to assist Aboriginal Australians and wildlife. $50,226 in grants through the Water Corporation’s Community Grants Scheme will improve Indigenous employment, health and wellbeing as well as protecting and caring for wildlife. The money will be given to nine not-for-profit groups and schools across…

Nyungah Demands Swan Valley Camp To Be Re-Opened

[youtube id=”-2-2AgYI95o” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. Evening News Perth – Nyungah Demands Swan Valley Camp To Be Re-Opened (Story begins at 02:04) A small group of aboriginals gathered outside the Swan Valley Nyungah Community camp in Lord Street, urging the Premier to address severe…

Noongar Community Reacts Over The Recognition Bill

There were tears of joy outside Parliament House as Aboriginals thanked Premier Colin Barnett for tabling the final draft of the historic Noonar recognition bill. Noongar people will be recognized as the traditional owners of WA’s South West, and acknowledge their unique heritage, cultural identity, economic contributions to the state. The historic bill also offered a native title…