News and updates from Aboriginal Affairs NSW

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Aboriginal Affairs NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live. We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders past and present. We recognise the unique cultural and spiritual relationship and celebrate the contributions of First Nations peoples to Australia.

Aboriginal business roundtable success

Aboriginal businesses were invited to a special Aboriginal Business Roundtable event in Wagga Wagga in April. The free event, organised by Aboriginal Affairs NSW, explored how Aboriginal businesses can access and maximise their capital. There were great opportunities to network, collaborate and gain valuable insights. 

The Aboriginal Business Roundtable is a key initiative of the NSW Government’s Closing the Gap commitment to support economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and communities. Delivering greater economic prosperity for Aboriginal people and communities is fundamental to supporting better life outcomes across the board. 

For more about the event see Aboriginal Affairs Facebook

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16 July 2024

Knowledge Centre grant to build bright futures in Deniliquin

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre in Deniliquin has received a $220,000 grant from Aboriginal Affairs NSW to help upgrade a recently purchased building to meet the need of the organisation and its community.

11 July 2024

Burning bright: NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2024's powerful speech at Tamworth NAIDOC Week

The NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year 2024, Dr Casey Sullivan delivered a beautiful, powerful speech at the NAIDOC Week opening in Tamworth, reflecting on this year's theme, 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud'. We are delighted to share an audio recording and written version of her speech.

Ministerial media release
10 July 2024

Tamworth Aboriginal community organisations unite to close the gap on a local level

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty David Harris visited Tamworth (Gomeroi Land) today to sign a new partnership to empower local Aboriginal organisations to drive positive outcomes in their community. 

Departmental release
10 July 2024

Cultural grants to celebrate and strengthen Aboriginal culture across NSW

The NSW Government is standing behind its commitment to support Aboriginal community-controlled organisations across NSW strengthen and celebrate Aboriginal arts and culture with the latest announcement of 40 successful NSW Cultural Grants recipients.

Ministerial media release
7 July 2024

NAIDOC Week grants help keep the fire burning

The NSW Government is helping support more than 120 local communities and organisations all over the state celebrate NAIDOC Week from today to 14 July, with $348,000 in grant funding.

5 July 2024

Ranger program to grow new opportunities for south-west Sydney mob

An Aboriginal Community-controlled organisation in south-west Sydney will be empowered to establish a new on-Country ranger program with the support of a grant from Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

Ministerial media release
4 July 2024

Game changing program creates pathway for Western NSW Aboriginal youth to the Paris Olympics

A NSW Government funded sport-based life skills and leadership program is changing the game for Aboriginal students in Western NSW by enabling personal growth and opportunities.

28 June 2024

Grant to Close the Gap through diversionary program for Aboriginal young people in Grafton

An Aboriginal Land Council in the Grafton region will deliver a diversionary program for young people with the support of a grant from Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

21 June 2024

Gallery grant to support economic opportunities for Aboriginal artists

A $250,000 grant from Aboriginal Affairs NSW will support an Aboriginal arts organisation in Coffs Harbour to create economic and employment opportunities for Aboriginal artists while celebrating culture.

Ministerial media release
18 June 2024

Investing to improve the lives of Aboriginal people

The second Minns Labor Government Budget has committed $139.2 million for Aboriginal Affairs NSW in 2024-25 to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.

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