Aboriginal Affairs Action Plan 2021-22
- South Australia
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Primary prevention is key
- 3 Implement targeted primary prevention activities designed by, and tailored for, the specific communities they are intended to support.
- Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children
- 6 Value and engage the expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men, communities and organisations to lead in the creation and implementation of community-led solutions to build and manage change.
What are we doing?
The South Australian Government is rolling out a range of initiatives and targeted projects aimed at increasing Aboriginal economic participation, which is fundamental to achieving sustained improvement across a range of indicators in education, employment, health and justice. Economic independence enhances the sustainability and viability of South Australian Aboriginal communities.
What have we achieved so far?
- Expanded the Ceduna Services Collaboration which supports:
- safe, healthy and supportive family and community environments
- positive child development and prevention of family violence and self-harm
- positive engagement, active participation and achievement by individuals, families and communities, including with education.
What is next?
The South Australian Government is supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children and engaging the expertise of their communities to lead in the creation and implementation of community-led solutions to build and manage change.
- Establishing a multi-agency facility at Umuwa will better address child abuse and domestic violence through coordination of key agency services, including South Australia Police, Child Protection Services (Department of Human Services) and the Department for Child Protection. The facility will improve policing outcomes and enhance community safety and child protection outcomes across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The building of the facility has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions on entering the APY Lands.
What difference will we make?
The South Australian Government is committed to improving the opportunities and services available to Aboriginal South Australians.