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Verona’s Pursuit of Justice

*clicks refresh* It's mid-afternoon and Verona Platt has been checking her emails since 6am, awaiting ...
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Aurukun’s Groundsman Creating a Better Future for his Children

It's 11am on a blistering hot day in Aurukun, and as the relentless sun shines ...
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Embrace Equity: International Women’s Day 2023

On Wednesday 8 March, Cape York Partnership celebrated our inspiring community of women with our ...
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Portrait of Audrey

A fellowship for the social good

Cape York Partnership, Cape Operations Manager, Audrey Deemal, has been selected as a Westpac Social ...
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E21 How a health clinic on a school campus is improving Indigenous health

An Introduction to Ngak Min Health with Charmaine Nicholls, Melanie Dunstan and Matthew Carson Indigenous ...
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E20 Cape York Hydrogen | The Project Bringing Green Hydrogen to Cape York’s Indigenous Communities for a Greener Future

With no connection to the national grid, many remote communities of Cape York currently rely ...
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E18 (part 1 of 2) Engaging Indigenous Students in VET | Djarragun College’s VET program

The National Centre for Vocational Education and Research has published its student equity in VET ...
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Aaron Davey

E17 A Chat With an Indigenous AFL Legend | Aaron Davey

"I'm living the dream at the moment. Working here at Djarragun College is my dream ...
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The Indigenous Voice vote is a unifying moment

There’s a great deal of goodwill for our cause. It’s a modest ask from Indigenous Australians to have a say over the things that affect us

Fiona Jose appointed to Cairns and Hinterland Health Board

Cape York Partnership CEO Fiona Jose has been appointed a place on the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Board. Fiona is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leader dedicated…

A Mission of hope

By Caroline Overington, The Australian’s Literary EditorThis article was originally published in The Australian on Thursday 23 December 2021   There is no public figure as important as Noel Pearson,…

Remote Engagement Program Submission to Discussion Paper

Executive Summary Cape York Institute (CYI) shares the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to abolishing the Community Development Program (CDP) and welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Remote Engagement Program discussion…


Compensation for Native Title: A Cape York Institute Think Tank

February marked the beginning of Cape York Institute's 2023 Think Tank series. In this edition, ...
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Noel Pearson Boyer on stage during his first Boyer Lecture

Noel Pearson Boyer Lecture Five

WE THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE   I am human and proud to be so. I am ...
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Noel Pearson Boyer on stage during his first Boyer Lecture

Noel Pearson Boyer Lecture Four

  TRANSFORMATIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION   "Something changed forever in Chris Drage around the time he ...
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Noel Pearson Boyer on stage during his first Boyer Lecture

Noel Pearson Boyer Lecture Three

A JOB GUARANTEE FOR THE BOTTOM MILLION   In this lecture I will put the ...
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