Committees

The following committees are supported by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Service Network (Murranga Murranga*)

The ACT Public Service Indigenous Network-Murranga Murranga was established in January 2008 and provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in the ACT Public Service to contribute to improving program and service delivery by the ACT Government.

Secretariat and administrative support for Murranga Murranga is provided by the ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Please contact the secretariat on (02) 6207 9784 or by e-mail at murrangamurranga@act.gov.au

*Murranga Murranga is Ngunnawal language words meaning Hand in Hand.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body was established so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT have a strong democratically elected voice. It consists of seven people who are elected to represent the interests and aspirations of the local Indigenous community.

Secretariat and administrative support for ATSIEB is provided by the ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Please contact the secretariat on (02) 6205 2551 or by e-mail at atsieb@act.gov.au for further details.

United Ngunnawal Elders Council (UNEC)

The  United Ngunnawal Elders Council (UNEC) is a significant Aboriginal body  providing advice to the ACT Government in relation to heritage and connection  to land matters for the Ngunnawal people. UNEC also provides advice to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body in accordance with section 9 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  Elected Body (ATSIEB) Act 2008.

The  ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OA&TSIA)  provides funding to assist the councils meetings.  Please contact OA&TSIA on (02) 6207 9784  or by e-mail at oatsia@act.gov.au for further details.

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