Would you like to host the Aboriginal surfboard tour in 2020?

After an extremely popular tour in 2019, the Aboriginal surfboard competition tour is returning next year between 13th January to the 20th July 2020. The Aboriginal Surfboard continues to raise awareness in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven around sexual health & blood borne infections while offering the opportunity to win the surfboard.

In 2020 the surfboard will again feature art work by Aboriginal local artist Lani Balzan, who says that the theme of the surfboard is the connection to sea country and the strength of the sea eagle that watches over us. Winners will be drawn on the 21st July 2020 after NAIDOC week.

The HARP unit invite you to display the surfboard at your service or organisation for a two week stay. All you need is a highly visible, safe area to display the surfboard to your clients or the wider public, giving them a chance to go into the draw to win by texting ‘Take Blaktion & postcode to the HARP Unit.

HARP will securely install and remove the surfboard.

This EOI will close Friday 22nd November 2019. Hosts will be advised week commencing 25th November 2019.

If you are interested, please email jennifer.farinella@.health.nsw.gov.au

More at www.caddyshackproject.com

ACON Doctors List

Below is a list of doctors who offer different kinds of gender affirming hormonal care and support to trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW.

You’ll be asked some questions to gauge what care you are seeking and be offered a list of doctors who provide that care. If you prefer, you can also see all doctors. It is not an exhaustive list, and is also a work in progress. We would like to thank the doctors who have opted-in to be listed.

Doctors wishing to be included can register HERE.

The list can be found at: www.acon.org.au/TGDdoctorlist. Sharing it widely would be appreciated.

FREE Stepping forward workshop for families or friends of people who use drugs (or people who work with these families)

ISLHD Drug & Alcohol Services is partnering with Family Drug Support to host FREE (includes lunch) STEPPING FORWARD.

Saturday 23rd Nov in Wollongong.

These very practical and interactive workshops are designed for families and friends of people who take drugs, or those that work with families or others impacted by someone else’s drug use. To ensure this is interactive places are limited.

Cost: Free

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wollongong-stepping-forward-information-session-tickets-78551053315

If you can please assist by forwarding this invitation to your carer groups, or networks/ colleagues that may benefit from this training opportunity.

Thankyou for your support.

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Early Learning Centre

Director Early Childhood Teacher Fulltime

Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre is a not for profit Aboriginal community controlled organisation which brings together a range of early childhood, health, and family support services to improve education, health, wellbeing, and quality of life for Aboriginal children and families. The Early Learning Centre is a 40 place long day care service open from 7.30am-5.30pm.

“This is are Targeted Position. Preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Exemption is claimed under Section 21 of the Antidiscrimination Act 1977. In the event that there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, applications from non-Aboriginal people will be considered.

Non-Aboriginal applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”

For further information and an application pack please contact Tara Leslie or Whitney Fordham on 02 44286900 or Email taral@cullunghutti.org.au or apply online via seek.com.au

Closing date – 15th November 2019 by C.O.B 5pm

Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention training – CHSP providers

The Training for the Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and retention Tool Kit will be offered 2020 including in the Shoalhaven and Far South Coast. 

There is a training session on Wednesday 6 November 2019 in the Community Industry Group training rooms at Oak Flats. 

There are some spaces left in this session. 

All the details including time/cost etc can be found in the link below or by going to our website http://www.communityindustrygroup.org.au  and clicking the training link.



Need help to pay your electricity or gas bills?

You have rights.

Stronger protections are now available to households having trouble paying their energy bills.

The Australian Energy Regulator has taken action to assist vulnerable customers experiencing payment difficulties by introducing an enforceable Customer Hardship Policy Guideline.

Energy retailers have important responsibilities in helping vulnerable customers. The Guideline requires energy retailers to provide consistent minimum standards of assistance, ensure hardship programs are easily accessible and put processes in place to identify customers who may need help.

Customers participating in a hardship program will get access to different payment options, help finding a better energy plan, tips on energy efficiency, and information about government concessions, relief schemes, energy rebates and financial counselling services.

Other help may also be available – All energy providers have a hardship policy that tells you how they can assist you if you are having trouble paying your energy bills due to hardship. You can find it on their website or ask them to post you copy.

If you are in a hardship program and meetings its conditions your energy provider cannot disconnect you.

When life is tough call your energy retailer and talk to them about your situation.

For more information, visit the Australian Energy Regulator’s website at http://www.aer.gov.au/consumers/my-energy-bill/help-for-customers-in-hardship.