Clients

Current Projects

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Interim Community Working Party

Director Carl Currey has been appointed as an Indigenous Adviser to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Interim Community Working Party, which is currently assessing the future delivery of sport and recreation services out of the Boomanulla Oval site in Narrabundah, ACT.

The Interim Working Party will also explore the broader economic and commercial benefits the Boomanulla Oval site can provide to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of the ACT.

Netball Australia - Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

Director Carl Currey has been appointed to the Netball Australia Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group. The Working Group will assist Netball Australia develop their first RAP, which will outline how the sport of Netball will provide positive outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

Other Members of the Working Group include; Karen Milward (Chairperson), Sharon Finnan OAM, Marcia-Ella Duncan OAM, Melinda Saunders, Josie Janz, Dr. Richard Walley OAM, Anne-Marie Phippard and Julia Symons (Netball Australia).

http://netball.com.au/netball-australia/

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Goondiwindi & Texas Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) Project

The PaCE Project engages with Indigenous families linked to the Goondiwindi State High School, Primary School and Texas State School.

The Project supports these families to be more actively involved in their children’s education by:

-  helping them connect effectively with the schools to get the best results for their children

-  helping them build relationships with the principals and teachers

-  supporting them to help their children to learn at home.


Completed Projects

Riverina Local Land Services (LLS)

In partnerships with the Riverina Local Land Services (LLS), delivered a series of capacity building workshops with Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) across the Riverina, NSW.

Developed Property Management Plans (PMPs) for the Leeton and District LALC, the Griffith LALC and Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre Inc.

http://riverina.lls.nsw.gov.au/

Netball Australia

Completed an audit of Indigenous engagement with Netball in Australia.  The audit provided Netball Australia with an understanding of:

  • existing non-affiliated sporting structures that currently or could potentially support Indigenous netball programs/activities;
  • structures and organisations that engage Indigenous women in physical activity including school retention programs, sporting academies etc; and
  • Indigenous funding resources available to netball at all levels, as well as their current utilisation by the netball community, including:
    • Scholarships for individual athletes
    • Team funding
    • Program funding
    • Combined sport/health promotion funding

Carbal Medical Service

Assisted the Carbal Medical Service with planning and reporting for the Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthly Lifestyles Promotion initiatives, funded be the Federal Department of Health and Ageing.

Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre

Assisted the Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre to improve the delivery of key community programs and improve their overall governance and accountability arrangements.

http://www.thhpmrc.org.au/

Panthers on the Prowl Community Development Foundation

Assisted the Panthers on the Prowl Community Development Foundation to improve their community engagement programs and initiatives.

The Panthers on the Prowl Community Development Foundation are committed to supporting initiatives that improve the health, social and emotional well-being of people living in the Western Sydney and surrounding areas.

http://www.panthersontheprowl.com.au/

Sydney Roosters

Assisted the Sydney Roosters to improve the quality of their community programs.

The Sydney Roosters are committed to supporting initiatives that improve the health, social and emotional well-being of people living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and surrounding areas.

http://www.roosters.com.au/community-news

Canberra Cavalry

Assisted the Canberra Cavalry to improve their engagement with the ACT community, in particular Indigenous people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

http://theabl.com.au

ACT Government - Sport and Recreation Services (ACTSRS)

Provided the ACT Department of Sport and Recreation Services (ACTSRS) advice on how to assist the Harold "Crow" Williams Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Association with their governance arrangements, financial accountability and professional approach to promoting the 2013 Harold "Crow" Knockout.

Australian Rugby League Commission

Developed the Australian Rugby League Commission's submission for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (HORSCATSIA) Inquiry into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

A copy of the submission can be accessed via the link below:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=atsia/sport/subs/sub016r.pdf

2012 QLD Learn Earn Legend! State of Origin Job Experience Program

The Learn Earn Legend! State of Origin Job Experience Program is a partnership between the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the NRL.  It offered educational, cultural and aspirational opportunities to 15 Indigenous Australians from country Queensland that have demonstrated the spirit of Learn Earn Legend! by regularly attending school or actively participating in broader community activities and setting good examples for their peers. Those selected participated in job experience placements with NRL sponsors and partners of the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series, ranging from hospitality to broadcasting, event management, transport and sports administration, as well as completing nationally recognised leadership and mentoring activities over 5-days.

Click the link below to watch a video of the NRL Learn Earn Legend Experience:

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http://www.rloc.com.au

2012 NSW Learn Earn Legend! State of Origin Job Experience Program

The Learn Earn Legend! State of Origin Job Experience Program is a partnership between the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the NRL.  It offers educational, cultural and aspirational opportunities to 35 Indigenous Australians from country New South Wales that have demonstrated the spirit of Learn Earn Legend! by regularly attending school or actively participating in broader community activities and setting good examples for their peers. Those selected will participate in job experience placements with the sponsors and partners of the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series, ranging from hospitality to broadcasting, event management, transport and sports administration, as well as undertake nationally recognised leadership and mentoring activities over 5-days.

Click the link below to watch a video of the NSW Experience:

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http://www.rloc.com.au

Mission Australia

Completed a Cultural Survey of Mission Australia Northern NSW Community Services staff.  The survey identified the attitudes and beliefs of employees across a number of performance categories including the components of Northern NSW Community Services management styles and the work environment.

The survey supported Mission Australia’s strategy towards 2020 and actions identified in its Reconciliation Action Plan.

ACT Government - Sport and Recreation Services (ACTSRS)

Reviewed ACTSRS planning documents to assist in identifying critical connection points to the ACT Indigenous community which will ensure a more inclusive approach to participation.  In addition Left-field Business Solutions is examining existing ACT and Australian Government policy documents and strategies on sport and recreation and Indigenous services delivery/outcomes, to identify potential connectivity and how ACTSRS can align services and reporting to better address them.

Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC)

Assisted the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC) to develop a quality 3 year funding application under the Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program (ISARP), an Australian Government initiative provided by the Office for Sport.

National Rugby League

Completed an extensive evaluation of the National Rugby League's Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) Program. The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the effectiveness of the PaCE Program with an emphasis on the Program’s success in enhancing the capacity of Indigenous families to:

  • engage with schools and education providers in order to support improved educational outcomes for their children;
  • build strong leadership that supports high expectations of Indigenous students’ educational outcomes;
  • support the establishment, implementation and/or ongoing progress of community-school partnership agreements; and
  • support and reinforce children’s learning at home.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE)

Provided technical advice to BIITE on how to improve the viability of their Remote Sport and Recreation Training Program.