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Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner scholars
16 September 2022

Pat Turner scholars reflect on Indigenous innovation and leadership

More First Nations people needed in leadership roles in the public service, says Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Linda Burney MP.
Annual prizes
12 September 2022

Annual prize nominations open

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is calling for nominations for its annual prizes.
Peter Bligh with Martin Parkinson
06 September 2022

Charting a course for others

A Graduate Diploma of Economics while on Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner scholarship has helped Peter Bligh better coordinate and analyse policies and programs, while incorporating and championing Indigenous voices.
Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner scholar Claire Sainsbury
01 September 2022

Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

Claire Sainsbury is developing a blueprint for Commonwealth investment in Indigenous education.
Farm at sunset
04 August 2022

Helping farmers cope with drought and climate change

Water is a complex commodity. You can’t build a fence around it like you can do for land. Nor can you easily transport it like you can do grain, coal and iron ore.
Sir Roland Wilson and Pat Turner scholars with Treasurer the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP
21 July 2022

Scholars crucial to solving nation’s challenges

Treasurer the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP has told Sir Roland Wilson and Pat Turner scholars their expertise is needed now more than ever.
Attendees at the ceremony to mark the unveiling of Sir Roland Wilson Place
19 July 2022

Sir Roland Wilson Place unveiled

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation today celebrated the unveiling of Sir Roland Wilson Place within the Treasury courtyard in Canberra.
Defence Force members
15 June 2022

Looking after the Australian Defence Force

Every year, one in five serving members of the Australian Defence Force experiences poor mental health.
Sir Roland Wilson scholar Katrina Howe
10 June 2022

Improving access to medicines

When a close friend’s cousin with gall bladder cancer defied the odds after being treated with a medicine typically prescribed to treat breast cancer, Katrina Howe was motivated to learn how to make change.
Sir Roland Wilson scholar James Gaetani
03 June 2022

Supporting traditional decision-making

Sir Roland Wilson scholar James Gaetani is investigating how Australia’s public law framework supports traditional decision-making in Indigenous entities.
Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner alumna Patricia Akee
02 June 2022

Using research and evidence to make change

Patricia Akee is passionate about health, and getting the best outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.
National Reconciliation Week Georgina Nash
01 June 2022

Learning is the first step to making change

National Reconciliation Week is an important reminder for non-Indigenous Australians to take the time to learn the truth about our history.
 
The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.