A Say In Your Community With The Australian Assistance Plan (1974)

The Australian Assistance Plan (AAP) was piloted in 1973 by the Whitlam Labor Government and was subsequently extended nationally. The Plan created Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSD) and funded the employment of a social planner and Community Development Officers within each Regional Council. The Hunter Region was one of the first areas that this plan was placed into practice.

The film was mostly shot in and around Newcastle and across the towns and centres of the Hunter Region featuring appearances by Dr Tony Vinson, Director NSW Bureau Crime Statistics; Brian Brinley, Adult Probation Officer; Susan Hellyer, Social Planner, Hunter Region; Dixon Park Community Group; Wickham Primary School; Gloucester; Maitland; Windale Progress Association; Bill Plaizier, Newcastle Youth Service; Newcastle Learning Exchange; Pete Meehan 2KO Radio; Newcastle East End; Trinia.

This film was digitised as part of the University of Newcastle (Australia) Archives of the The Hunter Regional Council for Social Development.

For more information on the Collection see: http://radicalnewcastle.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/archives-of-the-hunter-regional-council-for-social-development/

Thanks for the following information from the National Film and Sound Archive.

Title: A Say In Your Community With The Australian Assistance Plan

Release Date:  25 March 1975

Produced as: Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia for Social Welfare Commission, 1974.

Media: Film

Summary:  The Australian Assistance Plan (AAP) was piloted in 1973 by the Whitlam Labor Government and was subsequently extended nationally. The Plan created Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSD) and funded the employment of a social planner and Community Development Officers within each Regional Council.

Country of Origin: Australia

Production company: Creators:
·         Baker, Suzanne. (Producer)
·         Tarrant, Crea, (ed.)
·         Howes, Oliver, 1940- (Director)
·         Australia. Social Welfare Commission
·         Film Australia

Sponsor: Film Australia

Notes: Lindfield, N.S.W. : Film Australia for Social Welfare Commission, 1974.

Holdings: 1 film reel (31min) 16mm. Length 1140′.

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