News and Events


Indigenous midwives march to close the gap

5 May 2017
Indigenous midwives gathered and marched from the Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service to the National Centre for Cultural Competence to highlight the need to close the gap in healthcare in Indigenous communities.


Aboriginal teens call University of Sydney home for a week

16 January 2017
Over 200 students from across Australia will attend an academic and cultural workshop, as the University of Sydney expands its school outreach program to engage regional students and increase participation in STEM subjects.


NCCC Georgetown Director appointed to the President's Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities

28 October 2016
The NCCC would like to offer a big congratulations to Tawara Goode, Director of the NCCC Georgetown. Tawara has been appointed, by the President of the United States of America, to serve as an advisor on the President's Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID).


Smart phone device to save lives

26 September 2016
A lifesaving smartphone device that can cheaply and quickly detect stroke-causing heart rhythm abnormalities is being piloted for the first time in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.


Aboriginal health equality: the Poche Centre’s vision for change

21 September 2016
The University of Sydney's Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will continue its focus on three high-need areas under its new 2016-2020 Strategic Plan - Healthy Kids. Healthy Teeth. Healthy Hearts.


Unique learning hubs established in Kakadu, far west NSW and the Tiwi Islands

17 August 2016
Students embark on an opportunity to work with Aboriginal communities on a range of critical projects.


Editorial - Disrupting the white noise

9 August 2016
Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this year the theme is education. In light of the ABC's Four Corners program which exposed the abuse of Aboriginal boys in Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the Northern Territory, Dr Gabrielle Russell-Mundine reflects on what Australia can learn from this.


Discrimination stops with you

9 August 2016
Beyond Blue's Invisible Discriminator campaign highlights the impact of racism on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This campaign encourages everyone in Australia to do something about his or her behaviour.


University-wide commitment to cultural competence embraced

25 July 2016
The University of Sydney demonstrated a campus-wide commitment to diversity at its Cultural Competence at Sydney launch last week


The NDIS does not yet address all the needs of Indigenous people with disabilities

8 July 2016
While the NDIS presents an opportunity to address the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities, a number of challenges still remain writes Dr John Gilroy.


No identity: one in five Aboriginal births unregistered in WA

4 July 2016
Nearly one in five Aboriginal children aged less than 16 year old in Western Australia had unregistered births according to new research that means thousands of Aboriginal children are likely to have no official identity.


Winter Program prepares students for university life

28 June 2016
We're helping more than 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students prepare for exams and university life as part of the Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program this week.


Mentors pave the path to the future

3 June 2016
National Reconciliation Week brought the University community together to celebrate and encourage the successes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It was a chance to acknowledge the importance of education in bridging the gap.


Indigenous student realises dreams helping animals in outback

31 May 2016
For as long as she can remember, University of Sydney student Simone Armstrong remembers having a deep fascination with animals.


Crowdfunding campaign supports students competing in Indigneous Unigames

30 May 2016
The University's latest crowdfunding campaign will raise funds to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students compete in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games/


Saying sorry isn't enough for Indigenous children

26 May 2016
The apology should mean not needing to say sorry twice. The rate at which Indigenous children are removed from their families has increased steadily since the Rudd apology, which was nine years ago.


Rare music collection on display at the University

23 May 2016
First editions of works by Handel and Mozart and recordings of traditional Indigenous music-making are among a varied and intriguing exhibition of 18th and 19th century European music printing and Australian materials at the University of Sydney's Fisher Library


How traditional Aboriginal medicine can help close the health gap

27 April 2016
Aboriginal traditional healers should be given greater scope to practice their holistic healthcare treatments, a panel of leading health experts will argue at the University of Sydney this week.


Study reveals true scale of Indigneous lung cancer disparity

11 April 2016
A new study has found Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas are approximately eight times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-Indigenous Australians.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellows launch academic careers

23 March 2016
A unique accelerator program aimed at kick-starting the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics at the University of Sydney is now underway, with five inaugural fellows embarking on cutting-edge research