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The Cops and Koori Kids Fishing Workshops program is an initiative involving the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command of the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force and the Department of Primary Industries in the NSW Department of Fisheries. The program aims to strengthen the relationship and break down barriers between police and Koori children from the local Illawarra community, and also teach them about fishing. These workshops are undertaken in partnership with Aboriginal groups/organisations and educators, and are free for participants.
This program not only teaches fishing skills to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, it also teaches them social interaction skills and provides an opportunity for the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles to share their knowledge.
Many activities are offered as part of the program, including and guided fishing session and information on:
Abstract adapted from the New South Wales Police Force
Lake Illawarra Local Area Command
New South Wales Police Force
6 Pioneer Drive
Oak Flats NSW 2529
Ph: (02) 4232 5599
Fax: (02) 4232 5511