January 2020


Wishing all our Members a very happy New Year. I hope you all had a good break over Christmas and we are looking forward to a very productive year ahead.

The AGM is scheduled for 27 February from 8.30am to 4pm at the West Augusta Football Club, 13 Gardiner Ave, Port Augusta West. Please note, due to Covid19 restrictions there is a limit of 150 for this venue.

Your information packs including the financial statements, minutes from last year’s AGM and an overview of the Five Year Strategic Plan will be sent to you via Australia Post 21 days prior to the AGM.

It is important that you update your contact details on the Register via the DAC if you have changed address. Please make sure that you complete the Proxy Form in the information pack if you are unable to attend the AGM. Proxy Forms must be received by Monday 15 February 2021 to ensure we can process them in time for the AGM. Any Proxy Forms that are not received by this date will not be accepted.

We understand with the Covid19 pandemic, border restrictions and travel arrangements may be affected and we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Finally, I would like thank everyone who took part in consultation process for the Five Year Strategic Plan. This document sets the future direction for the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation and the focus for existing and new Directors for the next five years.



27 February 2021

8.30am – 4pm

West Augusta Football Club

13 Gardiner Ave, Port Augusta West

Matt Moore and Luke Stuart taking part in the Five Year Strategic Plan consultation session in Adelaide.

Kirsty Dadleh


The Dieri Aboriginal

Corporation RNTBC

Shane Kemp
Dieri Aboriginal Corporation
Shane Kemp
Dieri Aboriginal Corporation



Dieri Operations PTY LTD (DOPL) has entered into a partnership with Red Appointments, a national labour hire company, with the view to get Dieri people into work.

Through this partnership, 29 people were placed into cleaning jobs at the Olympic Dam camp late last year.


As part of this work, DAC has engaged Workskil and the Aboriginal Access Centre TAFESA to provide a preemployment program for Dieri people seeking jobs.

In December last year, a total of six people took part in the pre-employment program with a view to getting jobs at Roxby Downs.

WorkSkil has a mentoring program for participants and can provide support over a 12-month period.

This is a significant achievement by DOPL and we wish thank all of our partners who have worked hard to make happen during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are currently in the process of organising a Registration Day to be scheduled in the coming months. This will mean that Dieri people can come into the Workskil office in Port Augusta to register for work and with help of our team to make it easy for them to get jobs.

To learn more about this program, please contact David Haythorpe via the Dieri Office on telephone (08) 8641 0092.


Our Traffic Management business, the Far North Traffic Alliance, has recently employed six people to work on the Joy Baluch Bridge Duplication Project in Port Augusta. These people have been trained and accredited to work on site and have settled into these jobs very well.

I am receiving very good feedback about their work and I’m happy to see Aboriginal people gain financial security through employment. This is not only good for them, but for their families, their community and the region.

Are you interested in getting a job? We are looking for Dieri people who are interested in the opportunity to get trained and accredited for work. The Far North Traffic Alliance is expanding and is now taking on new clients and projects. We will have more information about this in the coming weeks.

Please contact the Dieri Office today to register your interest for work or training.


Finally, I would like thank Apineru Tuagalu (Api) who resigned from the Corporation this month to take up a position in the Department for Correctional Services SA. Api has been an invaluable member of our team and has played a key role in coordinating the various government and NGO service providers to get Deri into work. We wish him the best in his new role and will be recruiting for the position of Community Development Manager in the near future.

Shane Kemp
Dieri Aboriginal Corporation


Good news for Dieri members! The DAC polo shirts are now available at the following prices:

$20 for adults

$10 for children

Please contact the Dieri Office to place your order or to purchase your shirts.



Don’t forget to ask for a tax invoice or receipt when you purchase goods or services for policy payments.

You must provide copies of your tax invoices and receipts before payments can be processed.

This is necessary so that the Corporation complies with the ATO, audits and can claim GST back on goods received. We appreciate your help with this.


Don’t forget to contact the DAC Office if you change your address, change your phone number or email details.

We are working to update the Membership Register to improve our communication with you.

Email reception@diericorp.com.au or call the DAC Office on (08) 8641 0092 if you need help.


We are looking to feature stories about Dieri Elders and member’s achievements in each of our newsletters. If you know or hear of Dieri people who are achieving great things, please know by contacting the DAC Office. Don’t forget to include a photo.

The Dieri Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
6 Tassie Street (PO Box 695)
Phone: (08) 8641 0092 OR (08) 8686 8556
Fax: (08) 8641 1002
E-mail: reception@diericorp.com.au
Website: dieri.org.au
Office Open Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm – Monday to Friday