Media Release by The Hon Mal Brough MP

Galiwinku community gets down to MoneyBusiness

A new money management service to assist Indigenous Australians in Galiwinku, will be launched tomorrow by the Howard Government and ANZ.

Indigenous Affairs Minister, Mal Brough, said the service in Galiwinku was part of the $4.4 million MoneyBusiness programme that is also being delivered in Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nguiu (Tiwi Islands) in the Northern Territory, and Geraldton and Kununurra in Western Australia.

"I welcome ANZ partnering the Howard Government in delivering this important service which helps to develop skills in budgeting, bill paying and saving," Mr Brough said.

"Making the right decisions about money can make a huge difference in many areas of our lives, from helping to keep a roof over our heads, to putting food on the table for our children. There is also a flow on effect leading to increased harmony in the home and community.

"One of the great things about the money management service is that it is based on training and employing local Indigenous people to work with others in their community.

"I congratulate Sofia Garrkali, and family helpers Susan Djamirri Djakminy and Margaret Buta Dhamarrangji that have completed their training and are already delivering the service to the local community through the Galiwinku Council.

"Through MoneyBusiness, the Howard Government, in partnership with ANZ, want to help Indigenous people to make the best possible financial decisions, improving the outcomes for themselves, their families and their communities," Mr Brough said.