Young Indigenous Actor wins tuition scholarship  

[by Pip Miller]

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Melanie and Katie Hava, Dave Haydon, Hansen Yuncken Project Manager & JUTE Theatre Company Creative Producer, Kathryn Ash. Image: supplied

Promising young Indigenous actor Katie Hava was chosen to be the inaugural recipient of Hansen Yuncken’s Scholarship for actor training with JUTE Theatre Company.


Yesterday, Miss Hava was presented with her scholarship certificate by Dave Haydon, Project Manager for Hansen Yuncken in Cairns.


Miss Hava will receive five consecutive terms of tuition from JUTE Actors Studio that commenced last month at the beginning of the Term 4 tuition program.


According to JUTE’s creative producer Kathryn Ash, Katie is determined young woman

who will not let anything hold her back from her aspiration to have a successful career as a stage performer.


Government votes against displaying Indigenous flags in the Senate

[Evan Young, SBS]

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[Nathan Morris, ABC]

A barber, Mr Murray grew up watching his brother cutting hair at home in Cherbourg, an Aboriginal community and former mission, 7 kilometres down the road.

Indigenous OpportUNIty - national uni student recruitment campaign  

[by Bella Counihan]

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