Voice Treaty Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future

18 Jul 2019

A reflection on NAIDOC Week 2019 by AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie.

Ngunnawal language to greet visitors to Canberra Airport

9 Jul 2019

Visitors arriving at the International terminal of Canberra Airport will be greeted by a Welcome to Country in Ngunnawal, the traditional Aboriginal language of the ACT region.

Ngarinyman dictionary published after 25 year collaboration

3 Jul 2019

Twenty five years of intergenerational collaboration has come to fruition with the publication of the Ngarinyman to English Dictionary.

MOU between AIATSIS and Te Papa

MOU formalises partnership between AIATSIS and Te Papa

21 Jun 2019

AIATSIS and Te Papa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Wellington, New Zealand.

National Native Title Conference 2020

AIATSIS National Native Title Conference 2020 to be held in Tweed Heads

11 Jun 2019

We are pleased to announce the Conference will be hosted by the Minjungbal Bundjalung People and their Elders on their traditional lands in Tweed Heads, NSW, 1 to 3 June, 2020.


Indigenous languages added to

7 Jun 2019

Accurately identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be greatly enhanced by using three key AUSTLANG data sets, now available at, the central source of open data in Australian government agencies.

Dr William Jonas AM

Vale Dr William Jonas AM

3 Jun 2019

We were saddened to hear of the passing of proud Worimi man and former AIATSIS Principal Dr William (Bill) Jonas AM on 25 May 2019.

AIATSIS Chairperson Jodie Sizer

Jodie Sizer appointed AIATSIS Chairperson as Professor McDaniel steps down

31 May 2019

Ms Jodie Sizer has been appointed Chairperson of the AIATSIS after Professor Michael McDaniel announced his resignation.

Returning cultural heritage material to Country

29 May 2019

AIATSIS is leading the Return of Cultural Heritage project which is seeking to return cultural heritage material from overseas....

AIATSIS Council by-election result

23 May 2019

We are pleased to announce Dr Clint Bracknell has been elected to the AIATSIS Council.