Heading to High Ground

Heading to High Ground

Legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson is hoping to come to Kakadu next month to make a brand new film called High Ground. Although years in the planning, things got complicated when Jack was diagnosed with kidney disease earlier this year. He now requires regular...
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...
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...
The mysterious case of the appearing Namatijras

The mysterious case of the appearing Namatijras

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...
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...
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...