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Celebrating
Indigenous
Culture
WHO IS SERCO?
SERCO HAS BEEN DELIVERING ESSENTIAL PUBLIC SERVICES FOR
MORE THAN 40 YEARS.
THEY OPERATE IN ASIA PACIFIC, THE UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, THE MIDDLE
EAST AND NORTH AMERICA.
AROUND 55,000 EMPLOYEES DELIVER MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES TO
GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE CUSTOMERS IN MORE THAN 600 CONTRACTS IN 35
COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
SERCO WAS INCLUDED IN THE FTSE 100 IN DECEMBER 2008.
SERCO’S PRINCIPLE BASE IS THE PUBLIC SECTOR, REPRESENTING 90% OF IT’S
BUSINESS
SERCO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL PUBLIC SERVICES TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
AROUND THE GLOBE.
IN 2006, SERCO WERE AWARDED THE ACACIA PRISON CONTRACT
ACACIA PRISON
•SITUATED IN THE
PERTH HILLS,
•60 K’S EAST OF
PERTH
•1000 BED, MALE,
MEDIUM SECURITY
•34.3%
INDIGENOUS
What Does Acacia Prison’s Indigenous Inmate
Profile Look Like?
 Highest No of Indigenous prisoners in WA.
 22ND. March 2010 – 34.3% of prisoners are Aboriginal.
 Not an ‘Aboriginal Prison’ (75%)
 Accommodates more Indigenous prisoners than many WA prisons
hold (258).
WHERE ARE THEY FROM?
Indigenous Cultural Groups within
Acacia Prison
Ref: TOMS 8th. April 2010
1
Nyoongar
2
Wongi/Yarnangu
3
Yamatji/Pilbara/Kimberly
NYOONGAR
70.18%
WONGI/YARNANGU
14.16%
YAMATII/PILBARA/
KIMBERLY
15.66%
WHERE ARE THEIR LANDS?
Diversity and Needs
 Cultural dislocation
 Language barriers and lack of knowledge or
understanding of the Justice System.
 Chronic health conditions.
 Spiritual needs.
What do we do and what are we trying to
achieve?
 Lessen the impact of institutionalisation by:
–Celebrating Cultural events as a community within a
wider community. e.g.:
Australia Day, Sorry Day, Apology Day, Waitangi Day, Harmony
Day, Ramadan & Festival of Eid, Chinese New Year &
Mooncake Festival, NAIDOC, etc…
–Fostering connections with Family.
–Culturally diverse Peer Support Team.
–Placing an emphasis on health.
–Encouraging reparation and restitution initiatives.
What do we do and why?
Celebrate
Cultural
Events
Traditional Dancers perform at the
Chinese New Year celebrations
Harmony Day
Graduation Ceremonies
Family Day Visits
Reparation Committee
Men‘s Health Expo
Smoking Ceremonies
What about External Initiatives.
 Aboriginal Advisory Board
 MOU’s with external stakeholders
 Reconciliation Action Plan
 Independent Reviews
Aboriginal Advisory Board
 TERMS OF REFERENCE
The Acacia Prison Aboriginal Advisory Board was established by
Serco Australia to provide relevant support and advice to
Management on issues, programs and services, which affect
Aboriginal prisoners incarcerated at Acacia Prison.
 The Aboriginal Advisory Board will work with the Assistant
Director Offender Management; the Coordinator Indigenous
Affairs and other members of the Senior Management Team at
Acacia Prison to provide advice and direction on policies,
initiatives, services and programs for Aboriginal prisoners in the
following areas:
Community, cultural and spirituality; Post release support
Health & wellbeing;
Diet;
Skills and Vocational training;
Education;
Work programs; and
Post release support
MOU’s with external stakeholders

MARR MOODITJ FOUNDATION
Our Vision:
The Marr Mooditj Foundation is a college committed to the education and
training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to empower them to
competently deliver and manage health care and community services
programs in a culturally appropriate manner to the Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander community.
BIS Indigenous Development Strategy

BIS Logistics
1- Employment Opportunities
2- Future Workforce
3- Skills Training
4- Employment
5- Ongoing Training
6- Sustainable Employment
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4
2
3
5
6
INDIGENOUS PRISONER EMPLOYMENT MODEL
WITH BIS INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS
SELECTION
INDUCTION
FINANCE
Cert II Warehouse
& Distribution
Family Support
Program
EMPLOYMENT
PLACEMENT
RE-ENTRY
AIM:
To develop a viable partnership to promote
ex offender employment opportunities
MENTORING
SUPPORT
Reconciliation
 Department of Indigenous Affairs

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs)

The Department, in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, is working with other
agencies, organisations and communities to overcome disadvantage and to Close
the Gap - particularly in the areas of health, housing, education, law, justice and
employment.

Reconciliation Australia states:

“A RAP provides an organisation with a framework for the future, detailing steps
and priorities to achieve Indigenous equality.
Independent Reviews
Charlie Staples
Koodah Cornwall
Independent Reviews
 Using the outlined Terms of Reference (14 points) this Consultancy
Project will review Acacia Prison’s Aboriginal population and service
delivery by collecting, recording and commenting on the perceptions
and views of Indigenous prisoners to:
 Identify programs, services and initiatives that are meeting the needs of
the various Aboriginal groups.
 Identify programs, services and initiatives that are not meeting the
needs of the various Aboriginal groups.
 Make recommendations on operational strategies to address the
identified gaps.
Questions?
Kay Buck
[email protected]
08 9573 3384
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