Regional Roundup for 2023

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This year the Commission's Strategy and Engagement Team provided outreach to every region across WA.
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Manager Strategy and Engagement Diana MacTiernan said it had been a busy year for the team but well worth the effort to spread the word about people's rights and responsibilities under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the work of the Commission.

"For the last four years the Equal Opportunity Commission has taken part in the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program (RAAP) organised by the WA Ombudsman for complaints agencies which has helped us get out to rural and remote areas throughout the state," she said.

Diana said the team had also completed training for TAFE campuses in Albany, Karratha, Geraldton, South Hedland, Northam, Kalgoorlie and Broome, as well as local shire training in Margaret River, Mundaring and Carnarvon. 

"The Strategy and Engagement Team also conducts rights-based outreach to corrective services facilities and community advocacy groups throughout the state where it can," she said.

She said this year the team had provided rights-based outreach to inmates in Albany Regional Prison, Pardelup Prison Farm, Bunbury Regional Prison, Wooroloo Prison Farm and Goldfields Regional Prison.

"We are a small organisation trying to fulfil the outreach obligations of the Act to a very large state, so we are very pleased that we have been able to have a presence all over the state this year, as well as the Indian Ocean Territories," she said.