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Julie Croft - The Key is Education

15 Dec 2013 - News, Education program news
Final conference speaker AMRRIC Education Strategist, Julie Croft, ended the conference with a strong direction for lasting change in animal and human health in Indigenous communities. Julie presented on the development and implementation of a new strategy aimed to align AMRRIC’s comprehensive school based education resources and programs with the...

Animal Health and Housing: An Integrated Indigenous Environmental Health Approach

15 Dec 2013 - News
Francis (Frank) O'Donohoo is the Coordinator for the Environmental Health Program in Central Australia. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Parasitology at Flinders University and is the 2013 recipient of the Professor Lowitja O’Donaghue Indigenous Post Graduate research scholarship. Sharing AMRRIC’s philosophy of One Health, Frank spoke about...

AMRRIC Conference 2013 Video Presentations

10 Dec 2013 - News
In this 9th year of our Annual Conference, we are very excited to see our conference grow from strength to strength. This year, in partnership with Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM), we engaged a diverse range of expert and well-renowned speakers, hosted our greatest number of attendees yet, and welcomed corporate sponsors. We are...

Remote Indigenous Communities Need Your Help this Christmas

1 Dec 2013 - News
  The end of the year marks the beginning of the monsoon season in northern Australia. During this time, those living in remote communities become even more vulnerable as they are further isolated by roads that are flooded and washed away by torrential rain. Overcrowding becomes common in Indigenous communities as people...

Rabies on Our Doorstep - Lessons from Indonesia

30 Oct 2013 - News
Dr Helen Scott-Orr PSM is Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. Her career spans over 40 years of comprehensive agricultural and veterinary science management experience. Dr Scott-Orr is a former Chief Veterinary Officer of NSW and Executive Director within NSW DPI, and is currently a Board...

Mick Gooda, Social Justice Commissioner

30 Oct 2013 - News
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, commenced his term in February 2010 and is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland. As Social Justice Commissioner, he advocates for the recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and seeks to promote respect...

Norm Hewitt - One of the Family

30 Oct 2013 - News
What makes a tough former rugby All Black star become an advocate for pets? Fortunate AMRRIC and AIAM conference delegates saw former rugby star Norm Hewitt speak about his work with the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) on the ‘One of the Family’ Program. The program was launched in 2007 in response to growing...

Dr Ted Donelan - President's Debrief

29 Oct 2013 - News
Our 9th Annual Conference held earlier this month in Alice Springs was outstanding in many ways. Over the last fortnight, we’ve received numerous emails and calls from delegates thanking us for the best-ever conference stating that it was inspirational, informative, heart touching and engaging. Such positive experiences and feedback could not have...

Adventurous Vet needed in Groote Island, Arnhem Land

21 Oct 2013 - News, Animal management worker program
Veterinarian / Animal Management Supervisor - Angurugu Closing Date: 1 November 2013Location: Angurugu Assist in the provision of regional Companion Animal Welfare & Control services. Co-ordinate & deliver regional Animal Health Programs (across six of the East Arnhem Shire Council communities), including appropriate Veterinary services....

Education Officer Pritika Desai shares her insights

1 Oct 2013 - News, Animal management worker program, Education program news
AMRRIC Education Officer Pritika Desai travels to remote locations in Arnhem Land to train local Indigenous Animal Management Workers (AMWs) and educate their communities. AMRRIC is committed to achieving lasting improvements in animal welfare standards through education and community empowerment. Pritika here talks about the everyday realities of...


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