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8 Apr 2013 - News
AMRRIC member Professor Michael Ward is Chair of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety at the University of Sydney. He is currently conducting groundbreaking research on how rabies could affect some of our remote Indigenous communities. Rabies is drawing closer to Australia. Any incursion would have serious ecological, public health and social...

Virbac Australia Helps Spread the Word

8 Apr 2013 - News
One of Australia’s leading animal health companies, Virbac, has launched a promotional campaign this month to support AMRRIC’s work in communities. Almost 2,000 veterinary clinics across Australia are now being encouraged to support AMRRIC through the purchase of Virbac products. Virbac has generously offered to make a donation to AMRRIC for each...

AMRRIC on the Telly!

8 Apr 2013 - News
Thanks to ghg Australia, AMRRIC launched its very first community service announcement across major media networks last month. The visually stunning advert was produced with the expertise of a standout design and production crew whose donated time and labour values at over $250,000! According to Daragh Ledwidge, ghg Senior Art Director, “Everyone...

Zoonoses: Myths and Realities

18 Mar 2013 - News
Historically dog programs in northern Australia have been funded to reduce the levels of disease transmission between obviously sick dogs and their human companions. Initially these programs were run based on assumptions as opposed to clinical data relating to zoonotic disease transmission. To some extent this remains the case. AMRRIC is...

Dog health day @ Bagot community in Darwin

14 Mar 2013 - News
City of Darwin organised a dog health day with the cooperation of AMRRIC and the Ark Animal Hospital. Many community members brought their animals to the recreation area where animals were desexed, microchipped, provided with AMRRIC collars, registered and treated with an antiparasitic. 18 dogs and one cat were desexed and 25 animals microchipped...

Dingoes and Dogs in Indigenous culture

28 Feb 2013 - News
Dingoes have been on the Australian continent for the past 4000 or so years. It is thought that they were brought to the mainland by Asian seafarers, with whom the Aboriginal people had extensive trade links. During this time dingoes have been woven into the fabric of Aboriginal life, law and culture. Little distinction is usually made between...

AMRRIC’s New Strategic Direction

14 Feb 2013 - News
Late last year AMRRIC leadership unveiled the new strategic plan for the organisation heading into 2015. Board members, staff, and other stakeholders were involved in designing a new blueprint and set of priorities for AMRRIC’s mission to improve health and welfare outcomes, not only for animals, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Staff Interview: Spotlight On Eddie Bobongie

7 Feb 2013 - News
We welcomed Eddie Bobongie last October as AMRRIC’s Animal Management Worker (AMW) Project Manager. After just a few short months in the role, we cornered Eddie for some of his first impressions… The Animal Management Worker (AMW) Project aims to improve community health and wellbeing in remote Indigenous communities through the creation of local...

Meet Antonietta Gentile, AMRRIC supporter and winner of the InsideTrak competition

7 Feb 2013 - News
Thanks and Congratulations to Antonietta Gentile, AMRRIC supporter and winner of InsideTrak’s 'Win a job you'll love competition'! The InsideTrak competition gives one winner a life changing experience with a prize of $5000 to volunteer for two weeks and a matching grant of $5000 for their chosen charity. Antonietta nominated AMRRIC in December...


6 Feb 2013 - News
Welcome to our first newsletter of the year. We’re excited to start the year with a new direction and while the Wet Season is usually a quieter period for field work our Education and Animal Management Worker Project teams are already out in the communities. In this issue you can read about our new strategic plan which we believe will take us...


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