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INTRODUCTION

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) is the peak representative structure that represents the interest of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 16 communities across Western NSW.


MPRA's governance model promotes the practice of good governance, responsible leadership and empowerment, this is a legacy of the former Murdi Paaki ATSIC Regional Council.


Community and Regional Governance are the tools that hand responsibility to us.

" Serving Far West Aboriginal NSW. "



NEWS


Thursday 26th September 2013


Western NSW Aboriginal youths first to meet Minister

A group of young Aboriginal people from far western New South Wales were among the first to meet new Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion.
Twenty Five young leaders from Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Menindee and Goodooga involved in the Murdi Paaki Aboriginal Young Leaders Project travelled to Canberra this week to participate in a range of activities including a meeting with Minister Scullion.
The Murdi Paaki Aboriginal Young Leaders Project helps participants to develop their potential to become leaders in their communities by increasing their knowledge and skills in community governance.
“It is wonderful to meet these young Aboriginal people who care about their communities and want to play a part in creating a better future for Aboriginal people in western NSW,” Senator Scullion said.
“We discussed a number of issues that the young leaders raised, including homelessness, education problems, drivers’ licences and support for community projects.
“These energetic and committed young Aboriginal Australians inspire confidence that the future is in good hands”, Senator Scullion said.


Western NSW Aboriginal youths first to meet Minister



Thursday 22nd November 2012


Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly Kicks two Goals On National Stage!

Chairperson, Sam Jeffries, Delegate Coonamble Community Working Party Chair Ted Fernando and two Young Leader delegates, Nikki Orcher and Charlee-Sue Frail attended the Reconciliation Australia National Governance Awards in Melbourne in October representing the Assembly as finalists in the Awards.

Although not the winners in their category the Assembly were Highly Commended and won $10,000 for their performance. As finalists the Assembly was invited to submit a grant application for a project of its choice. The grant application was submitted for the Young Leaders program through Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation supported by the Brewarrina Business Centre and the application was successful. This meant that an additional $20,000 for the running of the Young Leaders program has also come back to the region making a total of $30,000 in funding altogether!

Assembly representatives spent the first day of the Awards becoming acquainted with the processes associated with being a finalist in these prestigious awards. As a result of its nomination the Assembly was partnered with a prominent organisation that can provide training, support and advice in a particular area in the forthcoming year at no cost to the Assembly.

The Assembly’s partner is the Commonwealth Bank and they will be partnering with the Assembly to develop a Communications Strategy for the coming year. The Bank’s representative will attend the November Assembly meeting in Cobar to start the process.


1.MPRA Young Leaders delegates - Charlee- Sue Frail and Nikki Orcher


2.Group photo – Sam Jeffries, Nikki Orcher, Ted Fernando and Charlee- Sue Frail


3. Acceptance photo – Ted Fernando at the podium with other reps behind.



Monday 6 August 2012


Media Release from Reconcoliation Australia:
"Indigenous organisations wow judges in awards program"
Click HERE to view the document.



Friday, July 27, 2012


Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly has been nominated as one(1) of three (3) finalists for the Category B- Indigenous Governance Award from Reconciliation Australia!
This award has only had one other finalist from the region previously, Maari Ma so the MPRA are excited to be nominated!



Tuesday, June 09, 2009


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