Additional investments are being made in the 2018-19 Budget to support and empower the wellbeing of Aboriginal people across New South Wales, including: 

  • $33.1 million over four years in new funding for the Aboriginal Social Housing Strategy, a plan to deliver housing and services for the Aboriginal community housing sector
  • $10.0 million over four years for a social impact investment in Aboriginal economic development opportunities. This will provide place-based support with a focus on specific outcomes. Potential outcomes of this initiative include increased Aboriginal employment, helping parolees stay out of prison, and reduced need for government services – such as out-of-home-care
  • $3.75 million in 2018-19 to support an additional 1,000 student placements in the Clontarf Foundation program, which encourages Aboriginal boys and young men to stay at school by harnessing their passion for sport 
  • $2.8 million in 2018-19 for the establishment of Australia’s first Aboriginal Languages Trust under the Aboriginal Languages Act 2017. The Aboriginal Languages Trust will be responsible for resourcing local language activities and developing and implementing a five-year strategic plan to support Aboriginal languages at local, regional and State levels 
  • $2.7 million over three years for the expansion of the Youth Koori Court to the new Surry Hills Children’s Court, providing at-risk young people with links to relevant support agencies.