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Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Today Purple House launched 'Wangka Kutju' - the first software to provide real-time, sentence level translation between English and Pintupi-Luritja, with text to speech capabilities. It uses sophisticated functions to translate full sentences in real time, rather...

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Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

In April 2019, Purple House held its first-ever conference, Share a Tale at the Alice Springs Convention Centre in Alice Springs. More than 50 delegates joined us from around Australia for this special conversation about remote dialysis, community-led healthcare and...

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The Purple Truck on Australian Story!

The Purple Truck on Australian Story!

The Purple Truck was featured on ABC Television's Australian Story on Monday 18 February 2019, alongside legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson.The program tells the story of Jack coming to terms with his diagnosis of kidney disease in early 2018. It meant he would...

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Heading to High Ground

Heading to High Ground

It had been years in the planning. Legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson was ready to head to Kakadu to make a new film called High Ground. But things got complicated when Jack was diagnosed with kidney disease in early 2018. It meant he would now...

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Purple House wins NT Telstra Business Award

Purple House wins NT Telstra Business Award

Purple House is the 2018 NT Telstra Business of the Year as announced at a ceremony in Darwin in August.

Recognised for being a strong Indigenous-run and controlled organisation, Purple House provides dialysis in 14 remote clinics as well as the Purple Truck, a mobile dialysis service.

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Sarah Brown named BOSS True Leader for 2018

Sarah Brown named BOSS True Leader for 2018

  Each year the Australian Financial Review names a list of BOSS True Leaders - people who are changing Australia for the better. In 2018, that list included our Purple House CEO Sarah Brown. The acknowledgement follows the announcement of a Medicare item number...

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The mysterious case of the appearing Namatjiras

The mysterious case of the appearing Namatjiras

When the Purple House was donated a rare Albert Namatjira painting in December 2017, we assumed it would be a once-in-a-lifetime moment. The painting by the famous Central Australian watercolour artist was donated by Ngurratjuta Aboriginal Corporation to fund a salary...

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Run, Sweat, Inspire: Zibeon runs for Purple House

Run, Sweat, Inspire: Zibeon runs for Purple House

He's done it! Zibeon Fielding has successfully completed an ultra-marathon through the APY Lands of South Australia raising over $50,000 for Purple House. It all began in 2016, when the 24 year-old health worker and father from Mimili community, was selected for the...

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Remote dialysis funded by Medicare

Remote dialysis funded by Medicare

Remote dialysis will be funded by Medicare from November 2018, through a new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item number. The funding, which was announced as part of in the 2018 Federal Budget, means that Medicare will, for the first time, cover $590 of each dialysis...

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Sarah Brown is HESTA Australia’s Nurse of the Year for 2017

Sarah Brown is HESTA Australia’s Nurse of the Year for 2017

Purple House CEO Sarah Brown as been awarded HESTA Australia’s Nurse of the Year for 2017.

As the Northern Territory’s only entrant in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards, Sarah has run Purple House since 2003, after many years working as a registered nurse out bush.

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Indigenous Governance Award winners

Indigenous Governance Award winners

Purple House are very excited to be winner of Reconciliation Australia's Indigenous Governance Award Category A (incorporated organisations) for 2016. The announcement was made at an awards dinner on 24 November in Sydney. Chair of the Indigenous Governance Awards,...

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Kate Clark, Communications & Engagement Manager  communications@purplehouse.org.au  08 8953 6444  0431 225 607