Brisbane has a variety of programs and services that acknowledge and value what Australia’s first peoples contribute to this city.
- Black Diamonds Program – Brisbane City Council provides a variety of low cost activities to Indigenous Australians living in Brisbane. Focusing on our youth, the program aims to increase participation in activities that involve education on their culture.
- Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts – ACPA is a registered training organisation that is dedicated to the development of Indigenous artists. They will develop the education, skills and practical experience necessary to succeed in Australia’s performing arts industry.
- Aboriginal Hostels Limited – Aboriginal Hostels Limited is a government funded accommodation service for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home for life-changing education, employment, health and other services. The organization has been operating since 1973 providing safe, comfortable, affordable accommodation which includes three meals a day.
- Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s Indigenous Outreach Program – Financial Literacy – ASIC’s Indigenous Outreach program aims to help improve Indigenous Australian’s financial literacy. ‘The IOP provided an opportunity to discuss money matters and encourage smart money choices for when the participants are employed upon release,’ ASIC Deputy Chair Peter Kell.
- Bahloo Womens Youth Shelter – Bahloo, meaning ‘Moon Spirit,’ is the protector of young women in Aboriginal Lore. The community initiative is located in Woolloongabba providing temporary accommodation for 16-25 year old women in need.