The South Australian Government has a strong focus on developing the capacity of Aboriginal communities, and empowering Aboriginal leaders to participate in decision-making that affects Aboriginal people. This Action Plan creates opportunities for increased community engagement, and for the government to work more collaboratively with Aboriginal organisations.

These actions will:

  • improve outcomes for Aboriginal South Australians
  • enable greater collaboration between government and Aboriginal people
  • ensure policies, programs and services are culturally-appropriate and community-driven
  • pilot new and innovative activities for implementation across the state

Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Education

    Deliverables

    Delivery of the Aboriginal Education Strategy.

    Status

    Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Education

    Deliverables

    Appointment of Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Education

    Deliverables

    Pilot implementation of Clontarf for 3 years in six South Australian schools.

    Status

    Completed. Clontarf Academies are operational at 6 South Australian schools. The program is now business as usual over 3 new sites in 2021–2022.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Education

    Deliverables

    An additional 100 students will be able to access South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy each year.

    Status

    Completed. SAASTA Academies are at capacity with 21 school-based academies and 6 specialist academies. The program is now business as usual.

  • Carried over

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    A new engagement process to enhance the government’s relationship with Aboriginal people.

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan as a new phase with new deliverables.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Construct an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery on the Lot Fourteen site.

    Status

    This is a long-term project. This action has been carried over to the new Action Plan as a new phase with new deliverables.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Correctional Services

    Deliverables

    The centre will provide an immersive cultural and learning experience to reduce re-offending in Coober Pedy.

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Work with the Narungga Nation to deliver the commitments of the Buthera Agreement

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan.

  • Not completed

  • Responsible agency

    South Australian Housing Authority

    Deliverables

    Develop, in consultation with Aboriginal people, a housing strategy that includes home ownership, affordable housing and social housing.

    Status

    The Aboriginal Housing Strategy will be released in 2021.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Aboriginal Arts Strategy is a significant part of the Arts Plan (2019–2024)

    Status

    The Arts Strategy will be released 2021.