ACT Closing the Gap Report
Report and Government Response to the ATSIEB Act
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AGREEMENT 2015-18
The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015-2018 sets out the commitment of the ACT Government and the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body to work together to recognise and respond to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT and surrounding region and their communities.
A key community theme identified by the community for action through the Agreement was ‘Strong Families’ and this was supported by the final stakeholder consultations. The Agreement sets out the ACT Government’s commitment to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Canberrans to improve the delivery of health, housing, economic and social services.
The Agreement includes a Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation, ACT Relationship Principles and ACT Key Focus Areas. The focus areas for action are:
- cultural identity
- healthy mind, healthy body
- feeling safe
- connecting the community
- employment and economic independence; and
The Agreement is part of an ongoing process which will include an implementation plan.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Report on the Outcomes of the ATSIEB Hearings 2011
The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body has released its third report to the ACT Government. The report lists 24 recommendations to improve the lives of locals in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Report on the Outcomes of the ATSIEB Hearings 2011 [PDF 946KB] [Word 883KB]
Our Mob and Care and Protection Services
Reconciliation Action Plan 2011-13
Our directorate plays a key role in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families; and in working closely with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community partners. For directorate staff, reconciliation is more than just a word, or a box we tick for government. It’s embedded in our daily practice and something we embrace enthusiastically. That’s why we already exceed government targets of employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and why we’ll increase these even more. Reconciliation is something we are deeply committed to — it’s part of being good at what we do, for the benefit of our clients.
Employment Action Plan 2011-13
Employment makes a positive difference in the lives of families, and there is a particular need to improve the employment outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. While the directorate values all our staff, the plan pushes us to be a leader in the ACT Public Sector and the community and go further than we have before in employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. But it’s not enough just to employ people — we need to retain our staff and provide opportunities for satisfying careers.
Accordingly, the plan’s actions aim to create inclusive workplaces that attract staff and offer them professional recognition, career development and personal achievement.
Language Development Program
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) Act 2008
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Key Indicators 2009 Report
ACT Directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources 2010
ACT Government Response to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Report [PDF 291KB] [RTF 470KB]