Roebourne Report: “Issues, Current Responses & Strategies for Consideration”

Roebourne Report: “Issues, Current Responses & Strategies for Consideration” Report

  • Author(s): Helen Shanks
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: WA Department of Indigenous Affairs

Abstract: In April 2009, the Aboriginal Affairs Coordinating Committee (AACC), chaired by the Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA) Director General, identified 3 State priority place locations for coordinated effort in Indigenous Affairs through the assistance of a Chief Coordinating Officer (COO). Roebourne is one of these locations. As such DIA Pilbara office is providing this report as part of Stage 1: Mapping of Issues and Services, along with offering a “snap-shot” overview and reference document for the Roebourne agencies and wider community. Roebourne has a population of close to 1000 people, with approximately 75% being Aboriginal. The town of Roebourne is located in the local government area of the Shire of Roebourne and is 1,500kms north of Perth and 40kms north of Karratha on the North West Coastal Highway. Roebourne is a community that has had considerable historical issues relating to the dispossession and oppression of Aboriginal people, welfare dependency and high unemployment.

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Helen Shanks, 2009, Roebourne Report: “Issues, Current Responses & Strategies for Consideration”, Report, viewed 07 August 2022,

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