Media Release

Historic gathering of commonwealth & state departments to support major reform initiatives for central coast aboriginal community

October 30, 2018
Historic gathering of commonwealth & state departments to support major reform initiatives for central coast aboriginal community

After submitting a ‘Statement of Claim’ to State and Commonwealth Governments in May this year, Barang Regional Alliance recently marked its collaboration with Government partners with a two-day cultural immersion workshop, in a bid to increase understanding of Aboriginal ways of ‘knowing and doing’.

Representatives and key decision makers from ten Commonwealth and State Departments and Central Coast Council joined Central Coast Aboriginal organisations, youth and community members at a historic gathering, hosted by Barang Regional Alliance. The gathering was held at Kariong and Wyong as part of a two-day cultural immersion workshop on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October.

As the representative body for the NSW Local Decision Making and Empowered Communities initiatives, Barang Regional Alliance represents the Central Coast’s Aboriginal community through advocacy and enacts regional reform change for the empowerment of this community.

Barang Regional Alliance Chairperson Kate Kelleher remarked on the significance of this gathering for the Coast’sAboriginal population.

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