Our Story

We Are An Aboriginal Controlled Community Based Organisation

Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation (MBAC) is an Organisation that supports and advocates for and on behalf of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community of Deception Bay and surrounds. MBAC plays a critical role in supporting the whole of families to identify local, current and future community participation opportunities that are relevant and meet community needs. MBAC builds the connections between First Nation Families and agencies or organisations that provide services and activities in or to our community. MBAC aims to ensure that our community members are engaged, informed and are able to work collaboratively with mainstream service providers to build confidence when accessing their services through supported and assisted referrals to service providers, case management, liaison with Local, State and Federal Government bodies, community engagement events and broad representation to increase and encourage equitable economic and social inclusion strategies for the whole of our community.

To ensure that MBAC best represents our community our strategies are developed to produce a local response to identified need and assist in developing, delivering and evaluating local action plans. Every Board Member and all employees of MBAC are invested in and involved in community capacity building and development; education and skills training; information and referral support; information provision; outreach and home visits; resource development; straightforward and complex referrals and individual support to form a partnership with our clients that ensures their participation and keeps them on track to work towards being productive and valuable members of their communities.

MBAC supports First Nation community members to understand the importance of accessing mainstream organisations and services to better place them in the wider community. MBAC strongly supports and encourages mainstream services to better understand and be aware of the family structures, social norms and other cultural aspects of the local First Nations People. MBAC continually emphasises the importance of social and economic inclusion in the broader community to contribute to and maximise the health, well-being and development of strong First Nation families at a local level.

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Our Team

Debra Cleary

Service Manager

Lynda Mageean

Project Manager

Barbara Wilson

Recovery Team Leader

Cheryl Nixon

Finance Officer

Our Partners

We are grateful for our partners support.