Eureka Flag, designed by a Canadian gold miner by the name of "Lieutenant" Ross during the Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1854. The blue background is believed to represent the blue shirts worn by many of the diggers, rather than represent the sky as is commonly thought.
Eureka Flag, designed by a Canadian gold miner by the name of "Lieutenant" Ross during the Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1854. The blue background is believed to represent the blue shirts worn by many of the diggers, rather than represent the sky as is commonly thought.

CommunityFirst

CommunityFirst is an initiative of the Ballarat African Association Inc. (‘BAA’) aimed at helping Community Members resolve conflicts/disputes within the community before judicial approach. 

As an expression of the Ubuntu concept, it may serve as a potential first point of contact for the judicial system to which Law Enforcement may direct civil offending, and where feasible and appropriate, to act as community parents for absent parent child(ren) within the community for the purpose of mentoring/fostering. 

We invite the general public to please refer any observed or reportable civil challenges or inappropriate demeanor involving African-Australians in Ballarat to Ballarat African Association CommunityFirst via email to communityfirst@ballaratafricanassociation.net.au.

CommunityFirst membership is by invitation or recommendation from existing members or BAA Committee of Management (‘CoM’).

Ethics for BAA CommunityFirst