26 July 2012
Press release supplied by the NSW government
Aboriginal people across NSW will be able to have their say on proposed reforms to Aboriginal policy at a series of upcoming community forums, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello announced today.
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Mr Dominello said the Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs will hold nine community forums in late August and early September for people to have their say on specific ideas under consideration by the taskforce, which includes seven Ministers and Aboriginal leaders.
“The NSW Government is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal people, which means listening to and learning from Aboriginal communities,” Mr Dominello said.
“In January and February, the taskforce held community forums around the State and received thousands of comments on how the NSW Government can improve outcomes for Aboriginal communities in the areas of education and training, employment and service delivery.
“Over the last six months, we’ve carefully considered what Aboriginal communities have said and this has guided the development of several proposals in those areas.
“In August we’re going back out to communities for a second round of consultations, so people can comment on our proposals and help shape their continuing development,” he said.
Mr Dominello said the taskforce will release a progress report, which outlines the specific ideas under consideration, before the community forums get underway.
There will also be a survey – available online and at the forums – for people to give their feedback on the proposals.
“Whether you’re a school student, a job seeker, or a local business owner – I encourage everyone to come along to a forum and have your say,” Mr Dominello said.
The progress report and survey will be posted on the Aboriginal Affairs NSW website at
.For more information or to register to receive a copy of the progress report as soon as it becomes available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9219 0702.
A full list of forum dates and locations follows on the next page.
Media contact: Laura Hofman 0411 261 837
|Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs: forum dates and locationsDate||Place||Venue||Time*|
|Friday 24 August||Batemans Bay||Batemans Bay Soldiers ClubBeach RoadBatemans Bay||11:15-3:15|
|Monday 27 August||Newcastle||Newcastle Harness Racing Club294 Turton RoadNew Lambton||11:00-3:00|
|Tuesday 28 August||Kempsey||Kempsey Macleay RSL1 York LaneKempsey||11:30-3:30|
|Wednesday 29 August||Lismore||Lismore Workers Club225 -231 Keen StreetLismore||11:00-3:00|
|Wednesday 29 August||Griffith||Gemini Hotel201-207 Banna AvenueGriffith||11:00-3:00|
|Thursday 30 August||Tamworth||West Tamworth Leagues Club58 Phillip StreetWest Tamworth||11:00-3:00|
|Friday 31 August||Dubbo||Dubbo RSLCnr Brisbane & Wingewarra StreetsDubbo||11:00-3:00|
|Friday 31 August||Cobar||Cobar Bowling and Golf ClubMurray StreetCobar||10:30-2:30|
|Monday 3 September||Campbelltown||Cube Entertainment and Convention Centre20-22 Camden RoadCampbelltown||10:00-2:00|