"Taking back control of our community needs and aspirations"
The South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation Network (SAACCON) is a network of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) in South Australia and has been established to provide advice, recommendations and guidance to the Coalition of Peaks, and the South Australian, Commonwealth and Local Governments on the Refresh of Closing the Gap 2019-2029.
SAACCON through the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) is a member of the Coalition of Peaks on Closing the Gap. In March 2019, the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) entered into a historic formal Partnership Agreement on the refresh of Closing the Gap with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) led by the Prime Minister of Australia.
The Partnership Agreement means that for the first time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Bodies, will share decision making with governments on the refresh of Closing the Gap from 2019-2029.
On 30 June 2020, a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap (Agreement) was signed off. The Agreement consists of 4 Priority Reform Targets and 16 Socio-Economic Targets in areas including education, employment, health and wellbeing, justice, safety, housing, land and waters, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
SAACCON's Strategic Planning Workshop on 23rd and 24th February 2021 in Port Augusta has brought together member organisations to strategically position Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) in the the implementation of The National Agreement on Closing the Gap. More updates coming up soon.
Learn more about SAACCON's upcoming events, activities and advocacy initiatives.