Federal funds aid indigenous families’ service
The Kaata-Koorliny Employment and Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation (KEEDAC) will receive $730,000 in Federal funding.
KEEDAC will use the funding to provide additional case management services in Narrogin and Northam.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said that KEEDAC would receive funding in each location until June 30, 2019.
“Improving the safety of indigenous families and communities is one of the highest priorities for the Coalition Government — and this investment will enable the Kaata-Koorliny Employment and Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation to provide additional support to people who need it the most,” he said.
Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Government was providing targeted investment to those working on the ground to make a difference.
“This project is a great example of the coalition working with indigenous Australians to improve outcomes for First Australians living in Narrogin and Northam,” Mr Wilson said.
KEEDAC thanked the Government for its support.
Acting chief executive Dennis Ramsay said: “KEEDAC is in the unique position to deliver a culturally sensitive and effective service in both Narrogin and Northam while work- ing closely with other services and making sure our communities’ needs are met in the most effective and culturally appropriate ways.”
Existing service providers will share $18,019,301 in funding to transition from the Indigenous Community Links program to a new service that will address specific safety and wellbeing needs, and a further $4,239,664 will be provided to new services in areas where a safety and wellbeing service gap has been identified.