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Posted on 12 January 2017

Power and Water Partnership

Power and Water Partnership

ARDS Aboriginal Corporation is please to announce that it has been selected as a Panel member for the Norther Territory Power and Water Community Engagement Panel. Panel members will assist NT Power and Water to engage with NT Aboriginal Communities over the coming 3 years whenever new technology is…

Posted on 12 January 2017

Law Info Northern Territory Launch

Law Info Northern Territory Launch

On Friday 9th December, the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission launched a website that shares legal information in plain language. Stories, videos, pictures and sound files will help Territorians to find, understand and use answers to common legal questions. You can find this new website at www.lawinfont.org.au.ARDS…

Posted on 12 January 2017

Strongyloides: A Neglected Tropical Disease

Strongyloides: A Neglected Tropical Disease

Strongyloides, Strongyloides stercoralis, are tiny parasitic worms that cause a disease, strongyloidiasis, with symptoms of varying severity, from mild, intermittent symptoms to fatalies. Strongyloides infect many people in the northern two-thirds of the Australian continent, including ARDS members. Other people who may be infected include migrants, returned service personnel, and returned travelers who have lived in or visited countries where people also have Strongyloides. There is a mistaken belief among health professionals that Strongyloides lives indefinitely in the soil, whereas in fact, the soil stages live for less than 3 weeks after contamination of soil with faeces from an infected person. ARDS is advocating for strongyloidiasis to be notifiable nationally. Currently only the severe form of the disease is notifiable, and only in the NT. We also advocate for a coordinated program for eliminating the disease in Australia. For further information, follow these links:

Posted on 14 December 2016

Pathways in Mental Health - Dhukarr Muḻkurrgu Guŋga’yunaraw

Pathways in Mental Health - Dhukarr Muḻkurrgu Guŋga’yunaraw

In 2016, ARDS collaborated closely with the Ŋalkaṉbuy Comprehensive Mental Health Service from Galiwin'ku, North East Arnhem Land, to produce a unique video resource that explores and documents the service’ unique model of community-controlled mental health care.This educational resource examines…

Posted on 13 December 2016

Yolŋu Radio 2016 and beyond

Yolŋu Radio 2016 and beyond

For Yolŋu Radio, 2017 is shaping up with some exciting new developments and building on the successes of 2016. A number of new talk shows are in development including the commencement of Homeland News. Responding to listener surveys, the team will continue to strive to meet our audience needs in the…

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