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 66 (Dec 2018) appear below
The year is going fast and there is so much happening. Waltja Directors and staff have been working really well to get our community programs delivered out bush. We have worked in partnership with a lot of other organisations this year and hope to keep strengthening...read more
Willowra celebrated Carers Week by getting together to enjoy a big cook-up with family and friends while being surrounded by beautiful country! National Carers Week is an important time to reflect on the great work that carers do. There are many carers that help look...read more
A group of young Indigenous stockmen from WA's far north is one step closer to competing on the professional bull riding circuit in America, thanks to a training program set up by a local rodeo organiser. After travelling thousands of kilometres to Boyup Brook from...read more
Waltja in collaboration with CLC and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Traditional Owners, have been working with the Areyonga and Watarrrka community to support young people who would like to attend boarding school. We had a lot of interest from young people at Areyonga for...read more
Harold Joseph Thomas is an Indigenous Australian descended from the Luritja people of Central Australia. An artist and land rights activist, he is best known for designing and copyrighting the Australian Aboriginal Flag. Thomas designed the flag in 1971 as a symbol of...read more
Waltja received some funding to hold an activity for communities to celebrate Australia Day in their own way. Atitjere was chosen to hold this activity at this time. Some of the ladies painted some canvas’s depicting how they celebrated the occasion and what Australia...read more
The Strong Young Parents program has been delivered at Areyonga. We have had a great time cooking nutritious meals using a flour drum stove and large wok. Some of the meals that have been cooked included: Mild coconut chicken with rice Roo meatballs/Roo stew with...read more
A dialysis nurse, Sheryl, was recruited to work for Purple house in the new dialysis unit in Mt Liebig and then 4 dialysis patients who had been stuck in Alice Springs could return to country and be with family in their communities for extended periods. Some had not...read more
Waltja’s Age & Disability Bush Service is looking out for and supporting many families and the carers for the old people and people with a Disability. Some of the challenges people are facing every day will take a long time to solve. They talk about not being able...read more