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First Peoples

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The National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy (NILSS) is a requirement under the ATSI Act and is the ILSC’s key policy document. This is the ILSC’s first national strategy to include waters (the ‘sea’ in the strategy).

Key Findings:

  • To help achieve greater outcomes for Indigenous people and to grow the Indigenous Estate, the ILSC has identified – and is working in – key sectors of the economy that present opportunities for Indigenous Australians or where Indigenous land holders may have a competitive advantage.
  • The ILSC is also pursuing more strategic acquisitions in urban areas or providing management support to develop enhanced commercial or social uses for existing Indigenous urban assets.
  • The expansion into water, presents further opportunities in cultural and eco tourism that the ILSC can now support groups to pursue. Opportunities where they have a market advantage driven by cultural and environmental knowledge and practices, and where there is a growing demand for authentic cultural experiences beyond land.
  • across the government, business and community sectors. The ILSC will work with Indigenous land holders to build capacity, networks and strategic alliances to pursue opportunities in new and emerging markets at different points along the supply chain. This will be done across industries and across both land and water-based activities.


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