The Logan Samoa Advisory Council Incorporated is a Samoan community organisation established in 2007 within the Logan Council region in Queensland, Australia. The growing Samoan community in Logan prompted the establishment of (LSAC Inc.) in order to provide specific assistance to the needs of its people especially its youth.
The organisation, in its primitive stages, is made up of a management committee and various sub committees and members. Members of the organisation have been summoned from within the Logan Samoan community without regard to differences to assist in the establishment of an organisation that will ultimately strengthen the Samoan community in adapting to a modern Australian society.
The president of the organisation, Ms Lesa Changwai, a resident of Logan, has long desired a positive change within the Samoan community. This desire for betterment has been shared by those who now make up the organisation like Vice President Veletalo’ola Kaleopa, Treasurer Mr Leota Savelio Tavai, Secretary Ms Uo Alaalatoa Brown, Public Liaison Officer Mr Pelesite Ah See and others.
Some of the main focuses of LSAC Inc short and long term are included and filtered down to twelve objectives. A few of these objectives include; providing support for the Samoan community in the Logan region, increasing supply of information and opportunity, liaising with government bodies, agencies, and other service providers and more. As these objectives are met, LSAC Inc look to strengthening relationships with other local communities.
The product, if these objectives are met will be the people whose lives will be influenced, a community that contributes to Australian society, and a society more positive, informed, optimistic, hopeful and unified. For those who share the same hope, we are happy to receive your support.
OUR CORE OBJECTIVES
- To provide support for the Samoan community of the Logan region;
- To increase the supply of information and activities for our community;
- To allocate our available resources on a needs basis to ensure that those with the greatest need are supported first;
- To provide support to our members in the community to assist them in achieving their goals and maintain their independence in the community;
- To provide information on support options to our community whose needs cannot be met by our association;
- To liaise with government agencies;
- To liaise closely with the range of service providers, community partners and individuals to ensure appropriate agencies are involved with our community and a comprehensive range of needs are met;
- To adopt and follow appropriate policy and procedures, and meet the requirements of any funding bodies that fund our activities, and maintain compliance with legislation such as the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and the Incorporated Associations Act 1981;
- To work from a social justice aspect, and ensure the equity framework Opportunity Commission Act 1986, the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, The Sex Discrimination Act 1984, The Queensland Disability Services Act 1992, is followed with the aim of lessening structural disadvantage in the community;
- To assist in the development of best practice community engagement activities in cooperation with other Pacific Island community groups and key representatives; and
- To provide opportunities for our community to participate in our association and its activities;