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Maningrida kids – famous for all the wrong reasons

CEO blog – by Ingrid Stonhill, June 2019 I am a compassionate woman, perhaps more so because I am a mother. The gift of giving life is life changing.  The lens in which you view the world changes forever.  It becomes crucial to make the world a better place for our children to thrive and

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Bawinanga Adopts-A-Lawyer

A group of Australia’s top lawyers spent last week in a remote West Arnhem Land community marking the commencement of a new pro bono relationship to provide Maningrida Arts and Culture with three years of pro bono legal services. The deal is part of the national ‘Adopt A Lawyer’ program created and brokered by the

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Governing vulnerable people

A blog by CEO, Ingrid Stonhill, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation The Royal Commission into Child Sex Offending has produced many essential recommendations to protect those unable to defend themselves. This has significant implications for the not-for-profit sector, particularly those delivering on government contracts. Most noticeable is the increased compliance requirements for those working with vulnerable people.

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Laughs and learning at free local language classes

Maningrida visitors and residents are learning the local language Kuninjku at free weekly language classes. The Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre funds the language teachers and classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Supported by Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, the classes are taught by Bàbbarra Women Centre’s Kuninjku experts, Janet Marawarr, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Raylene

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International award throws spotlight on Maningrida

The work of Maningrida’s internationally acclaimed artist, John Mawurndjul, attracted the limelight at the 2019 MuseWeb conference in Boston recently. MuseWeb was founded in Los Angeles in 1997 when museums starting to explore the Internet as a new way to engage audiences and participants. Museums from around the world submit their best digital projects each

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CONSULTATION FATIGUE – WHAT WOULD DRIVE PEOPLE AWAY?

A blog by Ingrid Stonhill, CEO, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation My working environment is high demand, punctuated with crisis avoidance, and when that fails, crisis management. I’m not talking the World Bank, but certainly, situations that have the ability to affect people’s quality of life, and sometimes life itself. Others who work in very remote, high

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BAC gets set for a massive tourism season

Staff and community members are role-playing tourists and guides in preparation for the start of a hectic tourism season. Sixty Coral Expedition passengers will come ashore to Maningrida on Easter Monday signalling the start of the 2019 tourism year. In mid-May, the season’s first Outback Spirit tour will arrive. In a good year, a tour

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Governance leads First Peoples conference agenda

The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation Board recently travelled to Melbourne to attend the 2019 ANZSOG conference Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms. The conference attracted more than 400 delegates from around Australia and New Zealand. The keynote speaker was Adam Goodes. Adam was named Australia in of the Year in 2014, in recognition

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Cheeky croc finds a new home

A 3.8-metre crocodile lurking around the Maningrida boat ramp was this week relocated to a safer place by the Bawinanga rangers. The saltwater crocodile was a threat to children and dogs that play on the beach near the boat ramp, which is also used to deliver produce from the barge. Rangers had placed a baited

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