MoneyMob Talkabout wants a future where Anangu are ninti with their money and their families, communities and organisations are strong.


We work together and with others to:

  • Provide access to financial services
  • Advocate (talk up strongly) for appropriate financial services and products.
  • Teach people about managing their money
  • Provide relevant, easily understood financial literacy education.
  • Promote healthy money stories and messages.
  • Support Anangu to manage money until they have independent skills;
  • Provide financial counselling services for Anangu in crisis.
  • Encouraging local economic development


  • Anangu have a right to receive information in their own language.
  • Things work best when Anangu help Anangu to learn and grow and Anangu feel proud to do this work.
  • We support community members to feel empowered and whole communities to do things for themselves.
  • We always listen to and involve Anangu in our work – our local staff, community members, elders and leaders.
  • We work with people, not for them
  • We respect ourselves and each other and we will address poor behaviour when we see it
  • We work with people to develop the capabilities to succeed in today’s world.
  • We employ local people, providing them with a high level of training and support to work independently
  • We have a strong commitment to work in a culturally competent way.
  • We must practice what we teach about money.
  • Our clients are people with strengths. We do not consider our clients as “problems to be fixed”.
  • We are a positive, collaborative team. We support our colleagues, and other services to work together well, for the benefit of all Anangu.


What we are aiming to achieve through our work

  • Anangu are engaged in helping MoneyMob to achieve our goals.  The are involved in the decision making about what they want MoneyMob to do, in service design and delivery.  Anangu lead the change they want to see in their communities.
    • Meet with APY Exec and each community council to talk about our plan, the issues/problems they see and want help with and get their feedback/input into our current plans – regular process throughout the year.
    • Work with the NPY Ngangkari team to develop consultation/educational tools
  • Anangu in the community have been taught wise ways to earn and use money and make good decisions about using their money, they don’t get ripped off or into unmanageable debt. They know who to ask for help with difficult money questions.
    • Trial the establishment of a youth micro-enterprise hub in one community
    • Start to investigate the trialling of a remote indigenous call centre being run from the APY Lands: start the consultation process, work out if Anangu want this, where they want it.
  • Every Anangu has enough money to feed themselves, pay their bills on time and buy things they need and want. Family members talk to each other about money and work out their money story/plan together. People agree about sharing, they don’t humbug or fight with one another about money.
    • Develop a model of transforming family money management to address the issue of money running out between pay periods – focus on the preventative end of the scale, intensively on a couple of families at a time in one community to test the hypothesis that if you give a family sustained guidance and support around money management that they will get off the wheel of running out of money between pay cycles
  • Vulnerable people are looked after well. The community has been taught about, and understands money abuse of vulnerable people (children, old people, people with disabilities or mental illness).
  • Anangu staff are well educated and trained. Non-local staff teach and pass on their knowledge to Anangu so that they can work autonomously. Anangu are confident and have the freedom of choice to fill the local jobs and run local services by themselves.