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ABORIGINALS BENEFIT ACCOUNT (ABA) APPLICATIONS SUPPORT PROJECT TRIAL

This three-year project aims to assist Aboriginal organisations or individuals needing help to apply for ABA grants. The National Indigenous Australians Agency has funded two positions
to establish, implement and evaluate the trial. The CLC has recruited a suitably experienced project manager to mentor a project officer in an identified staff position. The project officer will commence in July 2020.

Starting in January, the project manager set up the project before being effectively grounded by COVID-19. Despite these constraints, he designed and implemented a community information campaign featuring a plain English pamphlet, poster, press articles and Aboriginal radio announcements. He also promoted the project to his colleagues, liaised with the NIAA about improved application guidelines, and consulted with 15 potential applicants.