100 Jobs key to empowerment
11 July 2018
MG Corporation is starting an ambitious scheme to secure long-term employment for at least 100 marginalised Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley.
The initiative has received two years’ funding to the tune of $1.4 million and is a joint project with the State and Federal governments and the backbone organisation for Empowered Communities in the region Binarri-binyja yarrawoo.
Voices Heard on Parliament Pitch
14 June 2018
Kimberley residents were given the opportunity this week to have
their say on what an Aboriginal voice to Federal Parliament should
On board with co-design
17 May 2018
The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund has prioritised the concept of co-design with the appointment of a Board member from Binarri-binyja Yarrawoo Aboriginal Corporation. Binarri-binyja Yarrawoo, backbone organisation of Empowered Communities in the East Kimberley, will be invaluable in providing local input to discussions and decisions made by the Board.
Kimberley Builders picked for $200M Housing Project
31 January 2018
A trio of Kimberley building companies have been awarded building and maintenance contracts under the $200 million North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund.
The first project through the fund will be the construction of 50 transitional houses in Kununurra, Wyndham and Halls Creek, guided by a co-design partnership between the WA Government and Empowered Communities East Kimberley.
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS CONFERENCE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND VIEWS TO CONNECT
26 October 2017
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)'s 2017 Cant We Do Better: Indigenous Affairs and Public Administration conference brought together hundreds of public servants, academics and representatives of Indigenous organisations. BBY Directors attended the conference, and Director Jean O'Reeri provided her thoughts on how to improve Indigenous Affairs.
EMPOWERED COMMUNITIES STATEMENT ON CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION
31 July 2017
We strongly support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the 30 June 2017 recommendations of the Referendum Council. We support a referendum to enshrine a First Nations voice in the Constitution through the establishment of a First Nations advisory body to the Parliament, together with a declaration of recognition outside the Constitution.
violence solutions in spotlight at Men's Meeting
28 July 2017
A group of prominent men from the Kununurra community are calling on all Aboriginal men in town to get together for a bush meeting next week.
The meeting was called after men from organisations like Binarri-binyja Yarrawoo Aboriginal Corporation, MG Corporation and Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation came together last week to talk about the issues of family and domestic violence.
They have called out the violence and suicide in the community as symptoms of underlying issues like a lack of strong leadership, poverty, intergenerational trauma and a loss of culture.
STATEMENT FROM THE KIMBERLEY REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT
7 July 2017
On Friday 7 July Kimberley leaders and community representatives met in Broome to discuss a collaborative regional approach to reduce the trauma and harm caused to Aboriginal communities by alcohol.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders came together with representatives from the Police, Kimberley local government Shires, researchers and health services and Bunuba woman June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
empowered Communities east kimberley - year 1 report
In June 2017, all eight Empowered Communities regions across Australia released their 'Year 1 Report'. The East Kimberley report discusses our work in our first year of operation, and our aspirations for the future.
Aboriginal partnership cements housing fund
7 February 2017
A partnership agreement with a Kimberley Aboriginal corporation has laid the foundation for the $200 million North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund to be tailored to local needs.
The fund is a major initiative of regional services reform and one of 10 priority actions in the Resilient Families; Strong Communities roadmap. It will support hundreds of Aboriginal people to move out of social housing into transitional housing, private rental accommodation or home ownership.
INDIGENOUS LEADERS TAKE 'EMPOWERED COMMUNITIES' OVERHAUL TO THE PEOPLE
1 April 2015
Eight regions in Australia have opted in to the “empowered communities” reforms, which aim to close the gap by returning control of funding and services to Indigenous communities and focusing on investing in measures that lead to economic self-sufficiency.