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Applications for the 2018 John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship (Koowarta Scholarship) are now open.

The Koowarta Scholarship was established in 1994, with the aim of promoting the study and practice of the law by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and, commemorates John Koowarta as a member of the Winychanam community and a traditional owner of the Archer River region on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. John Koowarta is widely regarded as being at the forefront of Aboriginal land rights in Australia during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is today revered as one of the most important figures in the progression of Native Title rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Koowarta Scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an Australian tertiary institution undertaking an approved course of study provided that may lead to admission as a legal practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction.

If you are interested, please view the John Koowarta 2018 Application form and Eligibility Criteria which is also available online. Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of an Advisory Committee appointed by the Law Council of Australia. The successful applicants will receive a scholarship to the value of $5,500 for the 2018 academic year, or, on a pro-rata basis an offer for periods of part-time study.

If you wish to apply for the Koowarta Scholarship or would like to nominate someone to receive the Koowarta Scholarship, please send a completed application form by email to koowarta@lawcouncil.asn.au or alternatively by mail to the following address:

The Trustee
John Koowarta Reconciliation Law
Scholarship Trust
C/- Law Council of Australia
GPO Box 1989 Canberra ACT 2601

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The Legal Services Commission provides a range of legal information, advice, education and representation services. As part of our development program we offer paid Indigenous Clerkships for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This program provides the perfect stepping stone to a career in the legal assistance sector.

The Role

As well as a general introduction to the Legal Services Commission you will have an opportunity to spend time in each of the core practice areas (Advice, Criminal Law and Family Law) and undertake a range of duties including:
• Legal research;

• Drafting documents; and

• Observing matters in court.

Placement Date: 29 January 2018 – 23 February 2018 Location: Adelaide

For more information, please read the Indigenous Clerkship Information Pack.

All applications must be submitted by email to Lisa Moore HR@lsc.sa.gov.au by 5.00pm Friday, 6 October 2017.

Should you require further information please contact Paula Meegan – Clerkship Coordinator. Telephone: 8111 5749; Email: paula.meegan@lsc.sa.gov.au.

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The Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program, in partnership with Australian Rotary Health, aims to increase the number of professionally qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the South Australian health sector.

The Program supports students studying towards a health qualification at a degree level or higher in areas such as Medicine, Registered Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Allied Health (Social Work, Psychology,
Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry), Health promotion, Environmental health.

Scholarships applications for both full-time and part-time study will be considered.

For more information, read the Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program Factsheet

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AIEF-BHP Tertiary Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking engineering, science and other approved degrees, who aspire to work with BHP and to one day become leaders in the business. Residential students (residing in a tertiary residential college) and non-residential students (residing in private accommodation) can apply for the scholarship, which provides financial assistance […]

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The Wirltu Yarlu Community BBQ is fast approaching and is an opportunity for students to receive recognition for the year’s achievements through the Student Awards ceremony held on this day. If you know anyone who you believe should be recognised and fits the criteria we encourage you to complete a nomination form and return by […]

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Please join Wirltu Yarlu in attending Bronwyn Hall, author of the best-selling ‘The Night Before Essay Planner’ for an in-store workshop and meet-and-greet. Anyone struggling in the planning, researching or writing stage of their essay are encouraged to attend. Read more about the Essay Planner Workshop here.

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The Legal Services Commission is offering two positions for summer clerkships to Indigenous law students in early 2018. As part of the Legal Services Commission are offering paid Indigenous Clerkships positions for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This program provides the perfect stepping stone to a career in the legal assistance sector. […]

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Attention any full-time students studying Health Sciences please note the following urgent Cadetship Opportunity: We require an interested student to sign up for this great Cadetship opportunity this week Start date will be next month If you are interested please contact Lenore Bagnara, asap as the deadline is the end of this week You will […]

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During NAIDOC Week our staff and students started off with an emu feather workshop and had a great time with community during the NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day. What a day it was and even better that we made the front page of the Koori Mail! It was great to see everyone on the […]

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Lenore Bagnara, Manager, Indigenous Engagement & Employment interviewed Shannon Robertson who is currently undertaking a cadetship in the Faculty of Science as a Research Assistant to give other students an insight into a cadetship. Q: What do you like most when working one day per week at your cadetship? A: A break from study while […]

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