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Finalist in the Translational Research Award


Left to right: Roy Bara, Dr Kylie Lee, Muriel Jaragba, David Hansen and Desley Amagula (being held).

May 2013

We are excited to announce that the community-led substance use research conducted with Groote Eylandt Health Clinics and communities, The Perfect World and the University of Sydney with the support of Anindilyakwa Land Council has been chosen as a finalist in the "National Preventive Translational Research Award" award category (in the top three!).

This nomination is based on work conducted since 2005, including research, film productions and other health promotion efforts on substance use and mental health.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on 26 July 2013.

Image used with permission from David Hansen.

Community-led film Anija (alcohol) screened in Lithuania

ANIJA poster

June 2013

Community-led film Anjia (alcohol) about problem drinking in a remote Aboriginal community (Northern Territory) screened in Lithuania as part of International drugs and Harm Reduction Conference and film festival on 12 June 2013.

Filmed on location in the Northern Territory, Anjia (alcohol) was released at the end of 2010 by Executive Producers Muriel Jaragba and Dr Kylie Lee, and award-winning film director David Hansen.

The story follows 10-year-old Roy and his 2-year-old sister Desley.

Life for Roy is tricky, his parents drink too much and the only person he can trust is far away.

When Roy calls on his grandmother for help, she takes matters into her own hands.

Anjia is a harsh and uplifting tale of one family’s struggle to deal with problems from alcohol.

Alcohol and drug handbook


11 September 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work, publicly launched yesterday by the Governor of NSW and Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, is written specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals. More info

Aboriginal health professionals get valuable tool in fight against substance misuse

Picture of handbook

7 June 2012

For the first time in Australia, Aboriginal health professionals will have access to a plain English, up-to-date and evidence-based handbook to help them in their work to tackle alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems. The Handbook for Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Work will be officially launched today at the second National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Conference (NIDAC 2012) in Fremantle, Western Australia. More info

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