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The Crawford Fund - NT Forum

The Crawford Fund – NT Forum

10 May 2018

Northern Institute attended The Crawford Fund - NT Forum 'Developing the Indo-Pacific Region and Developing the North: Opportunities and Partnerships', 10 May (Parliament House).

Dr Helen Garnett MC'd the event. Dr Garnett is a former CDU Vice-Chancellor and currently Chair of the Crawford Fund’s Northern Territory Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. Hon Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, opened the event. Samantha Nowland was awarded the Crawford Fund 2018 International Student Award for Northern Territory. Samantha's research is about Coastal Women’s Enterprise Building; with a Case study in pearl handicraft in Tonga, Fiji.

Keynote was given by Prof Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and former head of the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL), Charles Darwin University (CDU). His keynote focused on progress in global food security, and ACIAR and the NT’s role in agricultural development efforts.

Professor Simon Maddocks, Vice Chancellor and President of CDU managed a panel of some of the students and trainers explaining the innovative NT research and training underway to benefit both our neighbours’ and the Top End’s agriculture, and the benefits flowing back to them personally and professionally – highlighting the real win-win-win that results from ‘doing well by doing good’. View all the pics here

Professor Rolf Gerritsen

What did the 2018 Budget do for the Territory?

08 May 2018

NI's Professor Rolf Gerritsen contributed to this article on the impact of the Federal Budget on the #NT for 'The Conversation'

Read the full story

Ben Van Gelderen

Researchers win $12,000 for history projects

01 May 2018

An NI PhD candidate and CDU lecturer has won a $2000 grant in support of a doctoral history project into the Warramiri clan and the establishment of the Gäwa community on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory. Growing Our Own Coordinator Ben Van Gelderen said the funds would allow him to travel to the remote East Arnhem community, where he once worked as a school teacher, to further his “best of both worlds” research project

“The Gäwa story is a powerful local narrative, which also will resonate with many Northern Territory communities and broader Indigenous histories,” Mr van Gelderen said. Read the full Enews story by Patrick Nelson:

jeanette millier

PhD student to keynote

01 May 2018

Northern Institute PhD candidate Jeanette Millier is keynoting at the upcoming Knowledge Intersections II Symposium to be held in Alice Springs, 17 May. Jeanette is in the latter stages of an ethnological study that involves the collection of “authentic stories by a group of remote central Australian Aboriginal families who discuss the ‘growing up’ of their children”. Read the full CDU Enews story here


Aboriginal Tourism WorkshopAboriginal Tourism Workshop

30 April 2018

Northern Institute (NI) hosted a day-long workshop April 30 that saw an amazing group of Aboriginal tourism small business operators come together to talk about ‘Developing product innovation platforms for Indigenous/Aboriginal Tourism SMEs: Supporting Aboriginal economic participation through coordinated product diversification’.

A combination of discussion about product development and innovation platforms, keynote speakers, investigation of potential grants that could support new ideas and feedback from some invited Northern Territory Government representatives made for a very interesting day. Full Story and more photos...

Immigrant-born workers... Kate & Alicia

New paper published

16 April 2018

Congratulations to NI researchers Dr Kate Golebiowska & Alicia Boyle along with NI Adjunct Sophie Pennec and CDU VET's Denise Horvath who have just published a paper "Immigrant-born workers and quality early childhood education and care in the Northern Territory, Australia" in the International Journal of Training Research.

The paper showcases collaboration between Northern Institute (Kate and Alicia), Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (National Institute of Demographics) in Paris (Sophie) and CDU VET Children’s Services and Education Support.

Read the paper HERE

Emily Ford - NT Young Achiever Awards

NT Young Achiever Awards 2018

13 April 2018

Friday night we joined the Ford family at the NT Young Achiever Awards to support Emily Ford, a Northern Institute junior research assistant and @CDUni Law student who was a finalist of the Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award. It was a close race with some inspiring leaders in the running including 2016 NT’s Miss World Australia entrant Magnolia Maymuru but the winner was Daryl Lacey. Daryl is dedicated to helping conserve Australia’s northern environments and Indigenous cultures, was a senior ranger with the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation and is a Team Leader with the Federal Department of Agriculture. Daryl’s work covers the Top End with a focus on North Eastern Arnhem Land. He has created strong links and facilitated better outcomes for Northern Australian biosecurity efforts. Daryl is also an accomplished sportsman. Congratulations Daryl and all the finalists for being role models in your community and beyond. See more pics HERE

NI hands over International Women’s Day donations

NI hands over International Women’s Day donations

12 April 2018

This week Northern Institute Director, Professor Ruth Wallace, handed over nearly $400 raised from the gold coin donation entry and cup-cake fundraiser held at Northern Institute’s annual International Women’s Day function in March.

Paula Hawthorne and baby Lauren (who slept through the entire event) joined Mary Petersen to accept the donation on behalf of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA). The money raised will help the local branch to continue to provide their valuable services to the Darwin, Palmerston and Rural community.

To find out more about the ABA’s services and events please visit their Facebook page HERE.