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Milingimbi Joins the Stars

26 Jun 2013 - News, Education program news
Filming for the ‘Staying Safe with Camp Dogs’ DVD project began last month in East Arnhem’s Milingimbi. The DVD aims to be a resource for people living and working in remote communities on how to interact safely with camp dogs. Coming across a pack of camp dogs can be a highly intimidating experience for workers visiting communities, and locals...

AMRRIC Board Review

26 Jun 2013 - News
As part of our ongoing commitment to sound and transparent governance, the AMRRIC Board recently undertook its first independent self-review. "As a board we are very committed to good governance practice", said AMRRIC President Ted Donelan. “The idea of a Board self-review is a logical extension to ongoing organisational planning and review...

BAFTYD Research

25 Jun 2013 - News, Education program news
An independent evaluation of the BAFTYD (Be A Friend To Your Dog) Program by James Cook University was recently conducted in the Roper Gulf Shire. The BAFTYD Program aims to increase community awareness, empathy, and responsibility towards animals through tailored education resources for school-aged children and young people and general community...

Cultural awareness tips for working in an Indigenous community

6 Jun 2013 - News
Communication is the key. Make sure you talk to the right people Introduce yourself to the elders and the Traditional Owners and other significant people of the community. Having good communication with people can significantly improve the outcomes of your project. Give people the opportunity and plenty of time to speak and most importantly listen...

Alice Spring Conference Accomodation

1 Jun 2013 - News
Special conference accommodation is offered through registration at two properties in Alice Springs. Lasseters Hotel Casino Lasseters Hotel Casino is located adjacent to the Alice Springs Convention Centre. It sits on the banks of the dry Todd River and is framed by the MacDonnell Ranges. The venue is conveniently positioned 1.5km from the central...

Meet David Darcy - international photographer with a passion for dogs

27 May 2013 - News
David Darcy has been capturing environmental portraits of dogs in Australia and abroad for over a decade and is one of Australia's leading author/photographers. Born in the small township of Springwood in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney he developed a keen interest in photography from an early age and by 16 had won the NSW Junior Top Shot Award...

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

26 May 2013 - News, Animal management worker program
We are supporting National Reconciliation Week every day and every week! 27 May – 3 June is a week-long celebration for all Australians to explore ways to join the national reconciliation effort. The ultimate goal of reconciliation is to build strong and trusting relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other...

Top 10 tips for avoiding dog bites

7 May 2013 - News, Education program news
These tips and much more information about dog behaviour and your safety will feature in the "Living with Camp Dogs – Staying Safe DVD". The DVD has been generously funded by the NT Department Local Government (Animal Welfare Branch).   Never leave young children alone with dogs – ALWAYS supervise Make sure your dog is well socialised and trained...

AMRRIC, RSPCA and CDC are partnering to deliver a dog behaviour workshop

3 May 2013 - News
AMRRIC is working together with the RSPCA and City of Darwin Council to train Aboriginal Animal Management Workers (AMWs). Internationally renowned dog trainer Steve Austin  is coming to Darwin next week to run a 2 day Dog Behaviour, Training and Handling workshop for 10 Indigenous AMWs from as far away as Ampilitwatja and Galiwin’ku. The 10 AMWs...

Staff spotlight

24 Apr 2013 - News
In search of best-practice in animal welfare and education, Education Officer, Pritika Desai, included a quick cultural exchange with the Blue Cross of Hyderabad Animal Shelter during her recent visit to India. She shares her perspectives here. Away from the chaos of Hyderabad’s streets, built among the rocks and trees in Jubilee Hills is Blue...


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