Indigenous seminars- Faculty of Veterinary Science
24 October 2013
Ms Julia Hardaker(CEO of Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities, AMRRIC) will present'Building better futures for animal health and welfare outcomes with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can be challenging and rewarding'
Ms Hardaker will talk about building better futures for animal health and welfare outcomes with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can be challenging and rewarding. AMRRIC works in partnership with a range of stakeholders to facilitate and support sustainable, culturally-sensitive, professional animal health programs in rural and remote communities. It is the only such independent organisation in Australia focused on all areas of animal management including dog health and welfare, policy, research, education and capacity building in rural and remote Indigenous communities. AMRRIC's work does far more than benefit dogs and other animals - they contribute appreciably to an improvement in community health and well being. With the view that human and dog health are inextricably linked, AMRRIC works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and governments to improve the health and welfare of companion animals. AMRRIC's coordinated and unified approach has been shown to be an effective and sustainable way to address this critical and complex public health issue.
AMRRIC Chief Executive Officer, Julia Hardaker, has managed multiple projects in the Non-Government, Not for Profit programs sector for more than twenty-two years, coordinating and facilitating many programs for Non Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families in NSW, Afghanistan and the NT. She has managed Community Development projects in Afghanistan and coordinated and managed multiple projects in the southern Barkly communities of the Northern Territory when she was with Anyinginyi Aboriginal Health Corporation in Tennant Creek. She has been managing AMRRIC for 6 years and has managed multiple national projects during that time to build better futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Contact: Dr Jaime Gongora