NAIDOC Week 2020 - Postponed
Always Was, Always Will Be.
recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
The National NAIDOC Committee has announced that NAIDOC Week will be postponed this year amid the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, released on Wednesday, the National NAIDOC Committee said the decision was made "in the interest of the safety of our communities" and had not been taken lightly.
"We have taken on-board the advice from the Federal Government, health experts, our key partners and from leading national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.
"We all believe that an escalating COVID-19 crisis as we head into winter would have disastrous impacts on our mob - especially for our Elders and those in our communities with chronic health issues."
The postponement means the National NAIDOC Awards in Alice Springs will not go ahead on July 11 as planned and the nomination process for the awards has been suspended.
The 2020 NAIDOC Grant round has also been suspended.
The statement from the National NAIDOC Committee promised to keep communities updated on new dates for NAIDOC Week 2020.
'We are in the process of finalising a new date for NAIDOC Week 2020 - towards the end of the year - and we’ll continue to work closely with the National Indigenous Australians Agency and our partners for NAIDOC Week 2020," it said.
❊ Notice ❊Victorian venues, attractions and events have gone into lockdown as the state takes action to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
This event may have been suspended or cancelled. Please check before making plans. Use the links or contact information below.
→ Disclaimer: Event details can change at any time. Check with the event advertiser before making travel plans, buying tickets or proceeding ...
→ Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease, health authorities have advised that all non-essential, organised public gatherings of 100 or more people should be cancelled. ...
❊ Be Social ❊
❊ Web Links ❊→ NAIDOC Week 2020 - Postponed
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Make the most of your weekend in Melbourne with these fabulous events. No city does it better than Melbourne, so get out and discover the very best shows, festivals, ..
Stay in TOUCH
A free weekly wrap of what's on | More..
Update Page Upgrade Page