Land Councils convene to focus on a new approach to Indigenous advancement

Date: Sep 29, 2017

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Today, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Kimberley Land Council and the Northern Land Council met in Sydney to commence a high-level dialogue aimed at resetting the relationship between Indigenous Australians, Governments and the broader Australian society.

Today, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Kimberley Land Council and the Northern Land Council met in Sydney to commence a high-level dialogue aimed at resetting the relationship between Indigenous Australians, Governments and the broader Australian society.

The Land Councils convened to focus on a post-determination approach to securing the future of Indigenous people and the nation. This will address major issues facing the nation including Constitutional reform, development of the Indigenous estate and the structural reform required to take Indigenous advancement forward across Government and non-Government sectors.

The small group agreed to focus on matters of national significance to Indigenous people and the nation as a whole, with particular emphasis on improving the, social, cultural and economic outcomes for Indigenous people in a domestic and global economy. The group noted development of Northern Australia and treaty making as unique opportunities to place Indigenous people front and centre in a national policy agenda.

The meeting coincided with celebrations commemorating the 40-year struggle for Land Rights in NSW.