Government relations with First Peoples

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Aboriginal Australians government relations


Report

Unfinished Parliamentary business: an overview of potential Indigenous Australians portfolio measures

This paper considers what might appear in the Albanese Government’s legislative and ministerial Indigenous Australians agenda, by listing what is already ‘on the table’.
Report

Voice, Treaty, Truth? The role of truth-telling in Australian, state and territory governments’ reconciliation processes: a chronology from 2015

This publication considers the role of truth-telling in Australia, looking at how it has manifested across different levels of government, both within and outside of formal reconciliation processes, since the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Article

Indigenous organisation leaders: balancing tensions between achieving political goals and regulatory requirements

With the new Federal Government’s commitment to the Statement from the Heart, there is a need for new narratives that support the healing of the Indigenous-State relationship in Australia to support better ways of governing that are grounded in mutual respect.
Briefing paper

Treaty Authority and Other Treaty Elements Bill 2022: Bill Brief

The Victorian government is proceeding with its intention to negotiate a treaty with the state’s First Peoples and has introduced legislation to establish an entity that would facilitate these negotiations. This Bill Brief provides a summary of the proposed Treaty Authority and its functions, the...
Report

Yoorrook with purpose: interim report

This interim report, the first from an Australian truth-telling Commission, details Aboriginal elders’ experiences of ongoing pain and harm to Victorian First Peoples at the individual, family, community and state level.
Report

Northern Territory Treaty Commission: final report

Since its commencement in March 2019, the Northern Territory Treaty Commission has consulted with Aboriginal people across the Northern Territory and conducted research to inform the development of a framework for Treaty negotiations between First Nations Territorians and the Northern Territory (NT) Government. This report...
Policy

Labor's commitment to First Nations peoples

This publication outlines the ALP's policy priorities for Indigenous Australians.
Position paper

Roadmap for reconciliation: what we are asking of the next Federal Parliament

Reconciliation Australia has created this roadmap to outline the path the government must take to achieve reconciliation.
Report

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander treaties, constitutional and legal recognition and representation in Australia: a chronology

The issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion in law, governance and the Constitution have a long history that can be tracked back to the establishment of the first colonies. This paper aims to provide a brief history and chronology of the recognition, representation...
Strategy

NIAA Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2025

The National Indigenous Australians Agency's (NIAA’s) inaugural Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2022-2025 is a formal recognition of the NIAA's commitment to expand their impact and take the next steps on their reconciliation journey.
Report

Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap: partnership health check 2021

This publication reviews the state of the Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap against success indicators agreed by the Coalition of Peaks and government parties. The 2021 health check has been prepared by independent reviewer, ABSTARR Consulting.
Strategy

Victorian Aboriginal and local government strategy 2021–2026

This strategy document has been prepared for Victorian councils. It serves as a practical guide for councils across Victoria to help embed the voices and priorities of Aboriginal communities at a local government level.
Discussion paper

The new policy architecture for Closing the Gap: innovation and regression

This paper describes the core elements of the new policy architecture for Closing the Gap, set out in the National Partnership on Closing the Gap, finalised in mid-2020.
Discussion paper

The first decade of Closing the Gap: what went wrong?

This paper assesses the major reviews and assessments of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the COAG agreement that established the first iteration of Closing the Gap from 2008 to 2019.
Report

Unfinished business: progress report to Parliament - December 2020

This second progress report outlines the NSW Government’s work to progress the commitments made to Stolen Generations survivors. The views of survivors are embedded in this report, guiding government on areas to focus upon in the coming years.
Working paper

First Nations regional and national representation: aligning local decision making in NSW with Closing the Gap and the proposed Indigenous Voice

Recent shifts in national policies have resulted in questions about how established regional forms of representation, such as those involved in NSW’s Local Decision Making initiative, will be aligned with new policy priorities and processes. This paper seeks to clarify the terrain of competing and...
Strategy

Northern Territory Aboriginal justice agreement 2021–2027

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement (the Agreement) outlines how the parties will work together to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians. The Agreement has three aims and identifies the commitments and actions to be delivered over seven years.
Strategy

Aboriginal customer engagement strategy 2021-2025

This strategy aims to support and meet the needs of Aboriginal people who interact with NSW Customer Service, and to create a culturally-safe environment to expand Aboriginal customer engagement.
Strategy

Closing the Gap: jurisdictional implementation plan

This plan supports a whole-of-government approach to meeting the objectives and achieving the outcomes under the National Agreement.
Report

Report to the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission from the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria

The Letters Patent establishing the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission require the Commission to have 'due regard to the views and insight provided by the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria, in a report or reports from community consultation undertaken by it'. This report has been prepared for...