Raising awareness and access in the East Pilbara
17 October 2022
The Ombudsman raises awareness and accessibility in Newman, Tom Price and Paraburdoo from 14 to 18 November 2022.
Western Australia is a vast geographical area and the original and ongoing land and home of the oldest continuous culture on earth – Aboriginal Western Australians. The Energy and Water Ombudsman Western Australia has a special responsibility to listen to, and engage with, all Aboriginal Western Australians living regionally and remotely.
Regional Western Australia is also absolutely central to all of Australia’s social and economic interests, making engagement with those living and working in regional Western Australia, including Aboriginal Western Australians, of critical importance. For this reason, the Energy and Water Ombudsman Western Australia undertakes a Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program to ensure awareness and accessibility regarding the office of the Ombudsman to regional and Aboriginal Western Australians.
To ensure that our visit is as helpful to Aboriginal Western Australians and those living and working regionally, we have coordinated with the following agencies to join us on the visit:
- The Western Australian Ombudsman
- The Commonwealth Ombudsman
- The Health and Disability Services Complaints Office
- The Equal Opportunity Commission
- The Office of the Information Commissioner (WA)
The agencies will visit Newman, Tom Price and Paraburdoo in the East Pilbara Region from 14 to 18 November 2022.
The Program includes drop-in clinics where members of the public can bring their complaints to be resolved, meetings with the Aboriginal community, and visits to, and liaison with, public authorities and community organisations.
Download the Media Release
Download the Drop-in Clinic Poster
Download the Aboriginal Community Information Session Poster
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