First Peoples & Public Policy

The First Peoples & Public Policy Collection brings together diverse, policy-relevant resources from the existing APO repository as well as new materials. It supports the public sector to source and access the policy, practice and research information they need, and is curated from a broad selection of key Indigenous policy topics. Browse and filter resources by policy area, research topic, author, institution and research type.

This Collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as part of its commitment to work with communities across Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand to promote and prioritise the perspectives and contributions of First Peoples. The Collection was officially launched at the ANZSOG Reimagining Public Administration conference in February 2019. Read the monthly contribution from First Peoples Collection Editor, Carissa Lee Godwin, in ANZSOG enews. 

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, and their Elders past, present, and emerging, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which APO and Swinburne’s Australian campuses are located in Melbourne’s east.

We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples across Australia, and our Māori neighbours, as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa–New Zealand. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their Ancestors; and to their Elders, past, present and emerging.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this Collection and resources therein may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Image: Gathering Knowledge Artist: Arbup Ash Peters, Wurundjeri/Taungurong Man, local artist and direct descendent of Coranderrk. This painting was commissioned for the Swinburne University Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019 and is reproduced with permission.