More Jobs and Better
Services for Aboriginal
South Australians

More Jobs and Better
Services for Aboriginal
South Australians

We are delivering better, more culturally appropriate services that lead to employment, more accessible healthcare and improved educational outcomes.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has delivered two Aboriginal Affairs Actions Plans – both focused on specific, measurable actions that will improve the lives of Aboriginal South Australians in the short and the long term.

We are delivering better, more culturally appropriate services that lead to employment, more accessible health care, improved educational outcomes and better services for vulnerable women and children.

Actions we have taken include appointing a Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, implementing South Australia’s first stand-a-lone Aboriginal housing strategy, and improving the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) for Aboriginal patients travelling long distances for medical treatment.

We are also investing more than $9 million to upgrade infrastructure in 15 regional and remote Aboriginal communities including road repairs, improvements to waste management and community infrastructure upgrades.

We now have:

  • Record numbers of Aboriginal students completing SACE
  • More government contracts going to Aboriginal owned and operated businesses
  • Record number of Aboriginal employees in public sector
  • Record number of Aboriginal trainees and apprentices

What it means for you

  • Aboriginal South Australians have access to better health, transport and justice services
  • More Aboriginal South Australians are in jobs and training
  • Our Aboriginal culture is being respected and preserved for future generations

Policy snapshot

  • We have released two Aboriginal Affairs Actions Plans – focused on specific, measurable actions not slogans and vague targets.
  • We have improved access to health, education and justice services.
  • More Aboriginal South Australians are finishing their SACE and more are in jobs and training.
  • We are upgrading infrastructure in 15 regional and remote Aboriginal communities.
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We are delivering better, more culturally appropriate services that lead to employment, more accessible healthcare and improved educational outcomes.

We are delivering better, more culturally appropriate services that lead to employment, more accessible healthcare and improved educational outcomes.