Our 36-page colour magazine The “Family News” is produced approximately five times per year and is distributed free of charge to all communities in our region. The “Family News” not only gives the communities an outlet for their news and a voice for their concerns; it provides a means of effectively disseminating vital information on the issues affecting community life.

The “Family News” is a resource for remote families who often have trouble accessing the services and facilities that most people in the Territory take for granted. Naturally funding for a project like this is always a problem.

Stories from Family News 62 appear below

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Zachius Turner graduates Year 12

A young man from Mt Liebig community, Zachius Turner celebrated his Year 12 Graduation from Clontarf College in Perth, WA. Zachius is from a remote community in the Northern Territory called Mt Liebig. He is the first young man from his home community to complete his...

Congratulations to Lenny Hillman

Lenny works in Waltja’s Multimedia unit and enjoys working with cameras as well as video filming and editing. He was happy to do accredited training in Screen and Media because he wanted to learn more and to gain more skills for his personal and professional...

Beds for the Frail, Aged & People with a Disability

On behalf of the Elders in 16 very remote communities of Central Australia, Waltja made a request for funding to Centrecorp Foundation for the purchase of 200 bed bases, mattresses and waterproof covers. Centrecorp suggested that rather than purchasing the beds from...

Thank you to Donors- Aged and Disability Festival 2016

“We would like to thank you all for the donations. You were great! Together we raised $90,000. Without your donations the festival would not have happened”. * CGU Insurance Limited - Poche Centre for Indigenous Health * Viatek New South Wales Pty Ltd - Fred Hollows...

Aged & Disability Festival at Ross River Homestead

Everyone at the Festival experienced the generosity of the many sponsors, local businesses, staff and friends of Life Without Barriers and Waltja. “Like Waltja, we put a call out before the festival for items that could become gifts and prizes. Around 60 cartons of...

Aged and Disability Festival & Life Without Barriers

Our organisation Life Without Barriers, LWB, joined Waltja at the Ross River Campground for the 2016 Aged and Disability Festival week-long event. LWB staff from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales attended the festival as volunteers to support the Waltja team...

2016 – 2017 Waltja Executive Directors/ Board of Directors

April Martin was re-elected as our Chairperson at the AGM recognising the amazing contribution she made to Waltja during the past year. The five executive positions and the rest of the board members all hold positions on a voluntary basis. This means they give their...

From the Manager

Welcome to Edition 62 Waltja has been having an amazing time since our last magazine came out. Whenever we spend time with community members we always feel energized and refocused on why we work the way we do! Over the past few months Waltja has travelled to 15 of the...

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