Evidence shows that increasing Aboriginal economic participation 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. It also increases Aboriginal employment, supports a more vibrant business sector, and encourages more investment and innovation across South Australia.

Actions will:

  • lead to more Aboriginal people working in government
  • increase the number of Aboriginal owned businesses
  • lead to more regional and remote jobs for Aboriginal people.

Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

    Deliverables

    To connect a minimum of 100 Aboriginal people to two-year traineeships followed by ongoing employment.

    Status

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

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Environment and Water

    Deliverables

    Increase employment opportunities for Aboriginal rangers

    Status

    Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Primary Industries and Regions South Australia

    Deliverables

    Aboriginal Nations will assist Primary Industries and Regions South Australia to support and manage South Australia’s fisheries

    Status

    Narungga Nations Traditional Fishing Agreement was signed in February 2021. This action is now business as usual which will include engagements with other Aboriginal communities who wish to investigate traditional fisheries management plans.

  • Responsible agency

    Office of the Industry Advocate

    Deliverables

    Develop a commercial framework to increase employment and business growth for Aboriginal people in South Australia’s Far North

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Primary Industries and Regions South Australia

    Deliverables

    To support Aboriginal pastoral business operations

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Energy and Mining

    Deliverables

    Facilitating economic development on Aboriginal land

    Status

    Completed.

  • Carried over

  • Responsible agency

    South Australia Police

    Deliverables

    Increase the proportion of Aboriginal people working in South Australia Police to 2%

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan.

  • Responsible agency

    Office of the Industry Advocate

    Deliverables

    Develop an Aboriginal Business Strategy

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan as a new phase with new deliverables, including the Circle First Nations Entrepreneur Hub.