Engaging Aboriginal communities (PLUS new campaign)

Shannon, our Aboriginal Legal Access worker at WSCLC Limited, has been busy performing important community engagement work with Aboriginal communities in Western Sydney. See below for locations Shannon is currently visiting, and read to the end to learn about a new campaign for Indigenous Australians being rolled out by ASIC.

Aboriginal community outreach

In the outreach sessions listed below, Shannon assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with things like referrals, information, and support.

  •  Koolyangarra (Kooly) Aboriginal Family Centre, Cranebrook. Address: 1-3 Kington Place, Cranebrook, 2749. These sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month.
  • Merana Aboriginal Association of the Hawkesbury. These sessions are held on the first Monday of each month.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and you would like to learn more about the locations Shannon visits, or other assistance she can provide, please contact her at the Windsor Office: (02) 4587 8877.

Upcoming planned event

It is anticipated there will be a second ‘Money Worries’ session at Muru Mittigar during the Christmas break. Details will be updated once this is confirmed. This outreach creates a “one-stop” for Aboriginal communities to address any outstanding money worries. This could include financial issues related to water and electricity, gambling support, and legal advice from WSCLC Limited and the Legal Aid Civil team. The aim of the session is to provide on-the-day solutions for communities who attend.

New campaign: Managing money for your mob
Resources for Indigenous Australians

Need help managing your money? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have produced two new MoneySmart videos to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people take control of their money and get help with their debts when they need it.

ASIC’s Indigenous Outreach Program spoke to people in Indigenous communities about the financial issues that affect them and people said they needed help sorting out their money problems and dealing with family pressure about money.

From this, ASIC created two videos which follow the journeys of Uncle Charlie and Lisa as they learn how to take control of their money to look after themselves and their families. You can watch the ‘Sorting out Your Money Problems’ video below.

 

You can also check out the second video about dealing with money and family pressureASIC’s MoneySmart website has lots of useful tips and tools to help you take control of your money. You can follow MoneySmart on Facebook and Twitter , and sign up to their monthly enewsletter.