Aboriginal Affairs NSW
vision is to work with Aboriginal people in New South Wales to achieve social, economic and cultural independence, including developing policies and projects on community and social justice issues.
- The Indigenous Youth Guide to Getting a Fair Go has information about your rights and responsibilities as a consumer. Check it out before you buy a car, rent a home or apply for credit.
- If you are an Indigenous secondary or tertiary student or a full-time Australian Apprentice, ABSTUDY is an allowance that may help you stay at school or in further study.
- The Department of Education and Training is committed to improving the vocational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that they excel and achieve in every aspect of their education and training. The State Training Services has created the Aboriginal Services unit to manage a number of programs. These focus on improving access to employment and creating business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- The Anti-Discrimination Board has advice on what you can do if you're being treated unfairly because you're an Indigenous person.
- Message Stick is the ABC's portal to Indigenous Australian information on the Web. It is a comprehensive guide to Indigenous programs on ABC TV, radio and the Web, and also has an events listing and links to other Indigenous sites.
- Contact info for Aboriginal Services across NSW.
- Legal Assistance Helpline – Law Access NSW.
- Need legal information and advice? Go to lawstuff.
- Legal Advice & Services - On-line resources – Aboriginal Sites.
- Lawmail is a free email service you can use if you have a legal question. It is for children and young people under 18 years old. All questions will be sent to the National Children's and Youth Law Centre where a lawyer will reply to your message.
- The ReconciliACTION Network is a network of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young Australians from metropolitan, regional and rural Australia, which aims to encourage more young people to become active in the Reconciliation movement, and to support young people who are working to overcome racism in their communities.
- This background note on Indigeous Australian's Socioeconomic Indicators, from the Parliamentary Library, offers a brief guide to statistical descriptions of Indigenous Australians' socioeconomic situation.
- Tenancy and Housing, both Aboriginal tenants and housing
providers will find information about their rights and responsibilities.
- The Fair Go
newsletter is a quarterly update circulated to the Indigenous community across NSW.
Fair Go provides readers with information on their consumer
rights and responsibilities and information on the latest initiatives of NSW
- The Commonwealth Scholarships Program (formally known as the Commonwealth Learning Scholarships (CLS) Program) was introduced in 2004 to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas and Indigenous students, with costs associated with higher education. To be eligible applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas. Also see the Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships.