Honouring the legacy of Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG

4 February, 2024

Lowitja Institute’s Board, management and team express their deepest sadness at the passing of the organisation’s patron, namesake and founding chair Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, who died peacefully...

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Urgent call on the Australian Government to commit to a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coalition on Climate and Health

29 January, 2024

Lowitja Institute and leading climate and health organisations call on the Australian Government to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership by funding a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

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Congratulations to Lowitja Institute CEO named 2024 Australian of the Year for Victoria

15 November, 2023

Lowitja Institute is proud to acknowledge Adjunct Professor Janine Mohamed as Australian of the Year for Victoria. As Chief Executive Officer for Lowitja Institute since 2019, Janine Mohamed was chosen...

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Lowitja Institute supports the Statement for our People and Country in response to 14 October Referendum

22 October, 2023

To the Prime Minister and every Member of the House of Representatives and the Senate ofthe Commonwealth Parliament This is an open letter which will be circulated to the Australian...

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Lowitja Institute calls on Australians to vote ‘Yes’ to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

30 August, 2023

Lowitja Institute puts its full support behind a constitutionally enshrined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice and calls on Australians to vote ‘Yes’ in the upcoming referendum. CEO, Adjunct Professor...

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New Paper Promotes First Nations Science and Health Research Impact

30 May, 2023

MTPConnect and Lowitja Institute have today released a discussion paper to help guide design of research funding programs that will benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. The...

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Lowitja Institute CEO calls for an international commitment to climate action through decolonisation

20 April, 2023

Lowitja Institute CEO Adjunct Professor Janine Mohamed calls on the United Nations and member nation states to take full responsibility for decolonisation and anti-racism when addressing climate change and its...

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Inaugural Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation nursing scholarships now open

8 March, 2023

Lowitja Institute and the Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation are proud to announce the inaugural Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation Nursing Scholarships now open for 2023. Upon its establishment in 2010, the Lowitja Institute...

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Enshrining a Voice to Parliament: towards improving health and wellbeing outcomes for our peoples

21 February, 2023

Lowitja Institute welcomes the significant progress and momentum now building towards a referendum to be held later this year on a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament. Lowitja Institute CEO Adjunct...

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Lowitja Institute welcomes action, funding on Closing the Gap implementation

17 February, 2023

Lowitja Institute has welcomed the Australian Government’s action to accelerate work on the four Priority Reforms in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap and provide additional funding for critical...

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.