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NT welfare recipients to lose control of payments

COMMUNITY organisations say 20,000 people in the Northern Territory will be shocked when they lose control of half their Centrelink payments from July 1 in a trial of the biggest shake-up of the welfare system in decades.

Under new legislation, the federal government will extend welfare quarantining from 73 remote Aboriginal communities and 10 town camps to most categories of welfare recipients across the territory, including predominantly white families in Darwin, Alice Springs and other urban centres.

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Yidakiwuy Dhawu Miwatjnurunydja - Index

The didjeridu, or yidaki, as it is known in northeast Arnhem Land, is an instrument that originated in Aboriginal Australia but has since spread all over the world in different forms. As it has travelled, it has become removed from its ritual origins, evolving into a fun tool of self-expression for people from many cultures around the world. Many myths have been spread about its origins and uses. As indicated in the 1999 Garma Yidaki Statement, some of the instrument's traditional owners are concerned about this and wish to spread accurate information and gain increased respect for their culture.

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Ravenshoe & Yuendumu - Two Communities



MusoMagic has been at it again... this time with a foot in both camps across the broad Australian landscape in an ambitious collaboration between two far distant communities... Ravenshoe on the Evelyn Tableland in Far North Queensland... and Yuendumu a warm red dirt community in Central Australia! Check it out!

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quotes's Photos - Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quotes

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quotes's Photos - Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quotes


Each of us is unique. We are different. We are all Australians and call this home.
Let us rejoice in our diversity and difference because it is they that will enrich us.
It is who we are and where we want to be that will ultimately give us the strength,
wisdom, inspiration and the generosity to get the job done. ~Patrick Dodson

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