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The 2019 round of our Research Grant Scheme is now open. We invite researchers to propose projects that align with the ACI’s mandate, functions, strategic plan and research priorities. Our consultation phase ends 14 June – see https://t.co/aA9A2BEjxY for application information.

Reflecting on a fabulous 2018 and looking forward to an exciting year ahead for research in south western Sydney!

Want to help improve health services delivery and clinical and population health outcomes? This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage our newly established Clinical Trials Support Unit. Applications close 3 December. APPLY NOW https://t.co/oK3GUUUiK5

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Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation (TAC) is a multifunctional Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation incorporated in 1983 under the Aboriginal Councils & Associations Act 1975. The Community appoints its Directors to the Board every two years.

TAC was awarded the GP Practice of the Year Award in 2008 and is an Accredited General Practice with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited. TAC stretches its services throughout the Local Government Area of Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly. It records an Indigenous population of 5,192 in total according the 2006 Commonwealth Census with over 70% residing in Campbelltown.

This population figure, as all Aboriginal people would know, is for many reasons, an underestimate. In Campbelltown, the most populous suburb for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident is in Airds which is where TAC is situated, followed by Macquarie Fields, Minto, Ambarvale, Campbelltown, Bradbury, Rosemeadow, Ingleburn and Claymore.

In Camden, Aboriginal families are most populous in Narellan Vale, Currans Hill, Narellan-Smeaton Grange and Mount Annan. In Wollondilly, they live in Tahmoor, Bargo, Picton, Buxton-Thirlmere-Couridjah-Lakesland and Sliverdale-Warragamba-Wallacia.

TAC has a patient register of 3800 patients (about 95% Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders) which is about the number of Indigenous people recorded in Campbelltown in 2006.

Employed by or formally affiliated with Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation? You are eligible to register.