Population in Port Augusta.
Indigenous people = 17% In Australia = 2%
Indigenous children = 25%
Flinders View Primary = 50%
Unemployment (non-indigenous) =
Unemployment (indigenous) =
(still waiting for information from the Social Vision Unit)
You get a lot of people saying Aboriginal people won't work. They say
all Aboriginal people are the same. They're not! A lot of Aboriginal
people like to work. Unfortunately out in the wider community Aboriginal
people are the most trained people in the world, I reckon, and still
can't get the jobs. I believe that's a form of racism there. You can be
the best qualified but because of the colour of your skin you can't get
the job. It's not because our people don't want to work, they just can't
get the jobs.
(Lavene Ngatokorua - Senior Community Constable - SA Police)
Aboriginal people's life expectancy is 20 years less than
These organisations help us to fight racism.
(click on the links below)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) is Australia’s principal democratically elected Indigenous organisation.
The Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) is part-funded by ATSIC to proride training and employment opprtunities to lndigenous
people in Port Augusta and region.
ATSIC's vision is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities freely exercising our legal, economic, social, cultral and political
(ATSIC at a glance - booklet)
(Here we are at ATSIC with Kristen's mum, Tania)
BUNGALA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
Bungala Aboriginal Corporation CDEP was established with the vision to provide all eligible unemployed Aboriginal people
in Port Augusta and districts with employment, on the job training, self esteem and confidence.
(At Bungala we met Erin - she gave us some information on Racism)
Pika Wiya heath service helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with health issues. It treats them for prices they can afford.It also treats them with the proper respect people deserve. It means Aboriginal an Torres Strait Islander people can get heath care equal to other other Australians.
(Here we are with Leonard - he told us a bit about his job and how he experienced Racism)
"The SVU aims to work with indigenous, government and non-government agencies, groups and
individuals to foster indigenous employment, traineeships and training in an
environment of positive co-operation and mutual respect."
(SVU - fax)
What the Womens Centre does to help Aboriginal people in the community.