Banga-dhona Yortaitjumatj – Kooris Live Healthy (Chronic Illness Workshops)

Kooris Live Healthy is free programme hosted by Central Coast Primary Care for Koori people aged 18-35. Men and women are invited to attend these series of chronic illness awareness and prevention workshops that will focus on a different area of chronic illness each week for six weeks.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Mental Health
  • Respiratory disease

There will also be assistance with providing referrals and support for anyone who may be experiencing early symptoms.

The program will run every Friday from 11am to 1.15pm from 15 February to 23 March 2019. The sessions are located at Mingaletta – 6 Sydney Avenue, Umina and a free lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact:

Aunty Di O’Brien | T: 02 4365 2294 | M: 0432 222 794

Brigette Roberts | M:  0432 488 869 | 167B The Entrance Road Erina NSW 2250

Job Opportunity with NSW Aboriginal Land Council

Bungree would like to inform community of a position opening at NSW Aboriginal Land Council as a Senior Project Officer.

This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified community member on the Central Coast.

Click here to download the job listing.

Important Announcement regarding Bungree’s Notice of Termination of Property Leases

RE: Bungree Aboriginal Association Limited – Notice of Termination of Property Leases

We wish to advise that the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal yesterday made orders:

    1. staying the decision of the NSW Register of Community Housing to cancel the registration of Bungree as a community housing provider; and
    2. re-instating the registration of Bungree as a community housing provider

These orders were sought on the following bases:

    1. The stay was necessary in order to preserve the delivery of existing programs and services to Aboriginal people.
    2. Without a stay, Bungree may be deprived of any benefits from a successful appeal.
    3. Bungree has a very strong case against the Registrar.

The New South Wales Registrar of Community Housing did not oppose those orders being made.

The effect of those orders is that Bungree is able to carry on as a community housing provider in providing services to the Aboriginal community until the appeal against the Registrar’s decision is determined by the Tribunal.

In prosecuting these proceedings Bungree asserts that the Registrar’s decision was fundamentally flawed in that:

  1. The Registrar has breached legislation in numerous aspects.
  2. The Registrar has misapplied legislation in reaching his decision.
  3. Factual conclusions reached by the Registrar, and relied upon as reasons for his decision, are incorrect.
  4. Bungree was denied procedural fairness in relation to the decision.

If you have any questions concerning this matter at all please contact Bungree CEO Suzanne Naden on 02 4350 0100.

Yours faithfully
Suzanne Naden, CEO
Bungree Aboriginal Association

Office Christmas Closure – 23 December 2018 to Thursday 3 January

The Bungree office will be closed from Monday 23 December and reopen Thursday 3 January as we take a well-earned break over Christmas

If you need to contact us during this time, please visit our Contact page and we will respond to your enquiry upon our return.

Specialist Homelessness Services Christmas BBQ

Our Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Team shared the Christmas spirit last week at a Christmas BBQ for our homeless & rough sleepers.

The event was an opportunity for Bungree Aboriginal Association’s SHS team to promote our services as a community service provider and to give back to the ones in most need.

We had over 60 people come along and saw families and individuals connect with our Specialist Homelessness Services staff for support around their housing issues and creating networks within their local community.

To find out more about our Specialist Homelessness Services, click here.