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ORIC release the top 500 report 2011-12

September 25, 2013

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, released his fifth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations on 16 September 2013. The report covers the 2011–12 financial year and looks at the overall income, geographic distribution …

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Native Nations Institute launch new distance-learning course

September 25, 2013

The Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona in the United States has launched a new “Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development” distance learning course series. The course series explores the governance and development challenges facing Native …

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New local governance model in NSW

July 31, 2013

Aboriginal communities in NSW are being invited to take part in a new Local Decision Making governance model as part of the NSW government’s OCHRE initiative. The model will commence in at least three locations across NSW and is designed to give …

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Have your say on Aboriginal Regional Authorities in South Australia

July 31, 2013

The South Australian Government has released a consultation paper on Aboriginal Regional Authorities. The consultation paper invites feedback on a new South Australian Government policy to support and recognise regional governance structures across the state. The paper can be found here and …

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Strong Aboriginal Governance Summit, Tennant Creek NT

July 8, 2013

On 18-19 April 2013, the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of NT (APONT) held a Aboriginal Governance Summit in Tennant Creek to discuss Aboriginal governance priorities and share ideas about what works.  A report on the summit is now available here. Over 200 people …

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NPY Women’s Council – strong culture, strong women, strong communities

May 31, 2013

  NPY Women’s Council (NPYWC) was set up in 1980 and incorporated in 1994.  The organisation was founded in response to the concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women throughout the APY lands.   The women were concerned about the …

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Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly

March 22, 2013

Self-determination and community control The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly (MPRA) is comprised of the Chairs or representatives of 16 Aboriginal Community Working Parties (CWP’s) across the Murdi Paaki Region of NSW. MPRA see self-determination as the key success to their …

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Social Justice Commissioner releases the 2012 Social Justice and Native Title Reports

March 22, 2013

On 30 November 2012, Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda released the 2012 Social Justice and Native Title Reports in Sydney.  Both reports focus on what constitutes effective governance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including looking closely at government …

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Act of Recognition passes

March 22, 2013

On 13 February 2013, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Recognition Bill 2012  passed unanimously through the House of Representatives. The bill then passed through the Senate in March. Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is an important step …

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Prime Minister tables the Closing the Gap Report 2013

March 22, 2013

On 6 February 2013, the Prime Minister presented her annual Closing the Gap Statement and tabled the fifth annual Closing the Gap Report in Parliament. The Report assesses the progress made to address six Closing the Gap targets set by the Council of …

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