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Issue 03.17 03 March 2017

Stolen Generations Reparation Scheme - individual applications close 31 March 2017

You may be eligible if:

  • You are an Aboriginal person; and
  • You were removed from your family as a child prior to 31 December 1975 without a court order; and
  • When you were removed your normal place of residence was South Australia; or you were removed by South Australian authorities. 

For more information contact Maria Atkins: Phone 08 8463 6533, Mobile 0466 451 651, Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2017

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia), 2017

This is the 9th Closing the Gap report and showcases successes being achieved across the country. This is a report card on how we, as a nation, are meeting our responsibilities in improving outcomes for our First Australians. The Closing the Gap targets address the areas of health, education and employment, and provide an important snapshot of where progress is being made and where further efforts are needed.

This report recognises changes are underway and successes are being achieved, however, progress overall nationally, is too slow. 

Issue 02.17 10 February 2017

Aboriginal Cultural Advisor Role Advertised - Disability SA ....Apply Apply Apply!! - closing 16 February 2017

There is a vacancy for one of the 4 Aboriginal Cultural Advisor positions in Disability SA. Whilst it’s a short contract there is always a chance that contracts may be extended. Because of the nature of the role and its responsibilities, the position is identified under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (Sect 56) provision, so it is only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This particular Aboriginal Cultural Advisor role is based from the Salisbury office, but the Aboriginal Services Team also connect under the Aboriginal Services Program that Yolonde Tregenza manages and has talked about at Weaving The Nets (WTN). The other Aboriginal Cultural Advisors have attended the WTN meetings too and so people who come to the meetings would have heard a bit about their roles through our service updates: they are Christine Wilson, Ali Warrior and Richard Aitken. 

Issue 01.17 13 January 2017

Survival Day - 26 January 2017  west

Utility Literacy Workshops - February and March 2017  west

Do you work with people who struggle to pay their utility bills, who have high energy consumption or are unsure about what kind of contract they have with their energy supplier? You might be a financial counsellor or housing officer, a case manager in mental health or working in emergency relief - hardship as we know cuts right across our sector.

UCWB delivers innovative training in utilities literacy to the community services sector in South Australia. We have designed a set of five half-day modular-based workshops:

  1. Decoding bills and reading meters
  2. Contracts and getting a better deal
  3. Calculating running costs, energy and water efficiency
  4. Hardship, concessions and assistance
  5. New technologies and tariff reform

The workshops will be offered at Bowden in February and March 2017. If you wish to register (yourself, colleagues, volunteers…) for any of the training modules, just click on the date(s) of your choice on the calendar. While the sessions are complementary, they can be attended as stand-alone workshops.  

UCWB delivers training state-wide so if you would like to host a session, please get in touch with us to discuss options. Sessions can be tailored to your needs. To find out more contact Stephen Graham or Heather Merran on 8245 7148 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Issue 16.16 1 July 2016

Closing the Digital Divide for Australia's Indigenous Communities

A Swinburne University project examined internet use and adoption in remote indigenous communities to identify what measures may encourage higher usage rates.

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