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Posted on 12 December 2016

ARDS Family Violence Prevention Education

ARDS Family Violence Prevention Education

Yirriṉiṉba and Dave hit the ground running earlierthis year as they headed out into communities with the Family Violence Prevention Education program.The delivery of the project came through interactive educational sessions that used ARDS’ Yolŋu Cycle of Seasons / Cycle of Violence poster and an accompanying…

Posted on 12 December 2016

Tourist Buŋgul

Tourist Buŋgul

In May, ARDS began ‘Welcome Buŋgul mala’ for Outback Spirit Tours , providing shows in the Nhulunbuy area for visiting tourist buses.Employing over 115 Yolŋu (adults & children) on weekend dates, each ceremony featured 12 - 25 Yolŋu (adults & children).Co-coordinator Larry Gurruwiwi and administrator…

Posted on 09 December 2016

Developing Pokies Problem Gambling Literacy for Yolŋu

Developing Pokies Problem Gambling Literacy for Yolŋu

ARDS has been working with Yolŋu consultants in Darwin to develop radio programs exploring gambling, with a specific focus on pokies – the leading cause of problem gambling in Australia.We’ve drawn on the expertise of consultants including Gawura Wanambi and Ruth Nalmakarra to investigate Yolŋu concepts…

Posted on 09 December 2016

Power and Water Community Engagement

Power and Water Community Engagement

For the past six months, ARDS has been travelling in North-East Arnhem Land to provide information and education about new prepaid meterboxes.Power and Water Corporation is replacing power card meters throughout the Territory, with new prepaid meterboxes that work by electronic transfer at the point…

Posted on 08 December 2016

Tackling Indigenous Smoking media release

Tackling Indigenous Smoking media release

The Top End Smoke-Free Spaces Project is a joint initiative of Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) Aboriginal Corporation, the Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA) and James Cook University (JCU). The Project is funded through a Federal Department of Health Tackling Indigenous Smoking Innovation grant.

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