Aboriginal Australians government relations

Report

A report on engagements with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to inform a new national agreement on Closing the Gap

This report reflects on what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people told the Coalition of Peaks and Australian governments what should be included in a new, national agreement on Closing the Gap.
Article

Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here’s how

This article explores how to better address the missed targets in the 2020 Closing the Gap Report.
Draft report

Indigenous Evaluation Strategy: draft

This draft Indigenous Evaluation Strategy provides a whole-of-government framework for Australian government agencies to use when selecting, planning, conducting and using evaluations of policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Article

Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress

The proposed constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament was rejected; treaty remains a dream, and the Australian people appear generally indifferent to historical introspection.
Report

Garma 2018 festival report

The 2018 Garma Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary, hosted by the Youth Yindi foundation. This report outlines some of the festival's highlights.
Strategy

Everyone together: Aboriginal affairs strategy 2019-2029

The strategy has been designed as a blueprint for government agencies to put Aboriginal people at the centre of policy design and delivery, and to empower communities to determine their own futures.
Submission

Submission to Infrastructure Victoria: Infrastructure priorities for the regions

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is calling for significant investment in Victorian based Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations’ (ACCOs) infrastructure to meet the service needs of the Aboriginal population of Victoria.
Strategy

Aboriginal cultural security framework 2016 - 2026

This publication is intended to guide and strengthen implementation of culturally secure services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory (NT).
Commentary

Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change, not mere symbolism

Megan Davis writes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not seek symbolism, and certainly not in the constitution, which distributes power across the federation. They seek change that can make a concrete difference to their lives.
Commentary

Gap year

The latest Closing the Gap report brings cause both for scepticism and for guarded optimism.