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The team returns to Cherbourg

8 Oct 2017 - News
Following on from a successful inaugural visit in 2016, the team consisting of staff from AMRRIC, The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, and Queensland Health Darling Downs Public Health Unit returned to Cherbourg in October 2017 to deliver a tailored veterinary and education program in collaboration with Cherbourg Aboriginal...

AMRRIC attends National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference

7 Sep 2017 - News
NATSIEH – the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health conference is a biannual event that gathers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health professionals from all over Australia. The conference provides these practitioners an encouraging space to refresh and develop networks, share knowledge and learn...

Animals and Outstations in Kakadu

2 Sep 2017 - News
Secreted in the world-heritage listed Kakadu National Park, there are at least 12 inhabited outstations and three ranger stations. AMRRIC has been coordinating funding and animal health programs, particularly surgical desexing of domestic animals, in the Kakadu outstations for the past five years. Local organisations, Gundjheimi Aboriginal...

Education Forces Unite

30 Aug 2017 - News
In August AMRRIC teamed up with the Cathy Freeman Foundation to support their Horizons Program, in the knowledge that such collaboration achieves a far greater reach and success of education programs for Indigenous students. Aligning with the program’s focus to build confidence and leadership skills, strengthen cultural identity and pride, and...

Advisory Group Brings Authenticity to the Forefront

15 Aug 2017 - News
AMRRIC has proudly established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group, made up of members from across Australia who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing authenticity in ensuring our programs and communications are both culturally sensitive and achievable. The Advisory Group will be assisting the AMRRIC...

Promoting responsible pet ownership at Cherbourg’s NAIDOC Week Health Expo

4 Jul 2017 - News
Each July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across the country to celebrate the incredible history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As part of the celebrations, Cherbourg, an Indigenous community located in rural South East Queensland, hosted a Health Expo showcasing a wide range of health promoting...

Ku were & Puthiket Count at Wadeye

26 Jun 2017 - News
Understanding the size and health condition of remote community dog and cat populations is important as it allows better tailoring of visiting veterinary services, and therefore more efficient use of limited professional resources. In many communities however, the exact size and condition of dog and cat populations remains unknown. AMRRIC is keen...

Pilbara Communities Benefit from Positive Relationships

11 Jun 2017 - News
AMRRIC is proud to have supported another round of veterinary programs in the Pilbara region during June and is pleased to say that as a result of a strong and long standing relationship with the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (PMMRAC) the flow of companion animals requiring surgical desexing is reducing significantly.  The...

Collaboration the Key to Controlling Cats on the Tiwi Islands

5 Jun 2017 - News
Keeping cats as companion animals has been increasing in popularity on the Tiwi Islands with local community members expressing that cats are valuable in assisting to control rat and mice within their homes.  But when you consider that one female cat and her offspring can produce up to 500 kittens a year it is clear to see why action was needed to...

Samples from Remote Communities Contribute to Vital Cancer Research

11 May 2017 - News
Sadly Transmissible Venereal Tumour, a type of cancer, is found in dogs all over the world, including those in remote Australian communities. This particular cancer effects the dogs genitals and is passed on through sexual transmission. The Transmissible Cancer Group (TCG) ( at the University of Cambridge studies the genetic...


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