Responsibility for driving outcomes in Aboriginal Affairs sits across multiple governments, stakeholders and sectors. Collaborative action supports increased capacity, reduces costs and fragmentation, and consolidates place-based responses, leading to improved outcomes for Aboriginal South Australians. This Action Plan supports improved coordination across policy, program and service delivery, and implements tailored local solutions through a place-based, cooperative response.

These actions will:

  • Improve the accessibility of government services
  • Deliver better services through a place-based approach
  • Enable collaboration between government and Aboriginal people.

Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Attorney-General’s Department

    Deliverables

    Materials to be provided in Aboriginal languages to improve consumer protection and improve information access.

    Status

    Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Correctional Services

    Deliverables

    High-intensity (250 hour) custodial program for Aboriginal prisoners to reduce violent offending.

    Status

    Completed

  • Responsible agency

    Department of Human Services

    Deliverables

    Extend the Ceduna Services Collaboration

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    South Australian Housing Authority

    Deliverables

    New 20-bed facility in the Adelaide CBD to provide accommodation for Aboriginal students.

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of Human Services

    Deliverables

    A focus on culturally appropriate supports and programs for vulnerable young people.

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Health and Wellbeing

    Deliverables

    Develop and implement an Aboriginal Sexually Transmissible Infection and Blood Borne Viruses Action Plan for 2019–2024.

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Attorney-General's Department

    Deliverables

    New service model from 2020 for the delivery of municipal services to Aboriginal communities outside of the APY lands.

    Status

    The Government has allocated $9m to initiate capital works to improve community infrastructure in Aboriginal communities.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Correctional Services

    Deliverables

    To create positive transitions from prison to break the cycle of re-offending.

    Status

    This action is now business as usual.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Health and Wellbeing

    Deliverables

    Multiple cancer screening and chronic disease testing.

    Status

    Successful One Stop Screening Shops held in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services throughout metropolitan and regional SA during 2019-2020.

    This action is now business as usual.

  • Responsible agency

    Department for Health and Wellbeing

    Deliverables

    Develop and implement an Aboriginal Rural Health Workforce Strategy.

    Status

    Completed.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Government agencies to have a current RAP, and an SA Government RAP will also be developed.

    Status

    Eleven agencies have current RAPs and six agencies are drafting new RAPs. The SA Government RAP will be released in 2021.

  • Carried over

  • Responsible agency

    South Australia Police

    Deliverables

    Establish a multi-agency facility at Umuwa (South Australia Police, Department of Human Services, Department of Child Protection).

    Status

    This action is carried over to the new Action Plan.

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Establish an Aboriginal language interpreter service.

    Status

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

  • Not completed

  • Responsible agency

    Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    Deliverables

    Develop a storage facility for the state’s Aboriginal cultural material.

    Status

    This project is scheduled for completion in 2021.