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Indigenous voice Local and Regional Co-Design Group announced

Indigenous voice Local and Regional Co-Design Group announced

Indigenous Affairs Indigenous voice
Wednesday, 04 March 2020

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Indigenous Voice

The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, has announced the membership of the Local and Regional Co-Design Group tasked with developing options for local and regional voices.

The Local & Regional Co-design Group will be co-chaired by Professor Peter Buckskin PSM, who will bring his wealth of experience in the education and public service sectors, as well as his extensive involvement in senior positions at a wide range of Indigenous community organisations, to the role.

Ms Letitia Hope, a senior official from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, will be the government co-chair.

The full membership of the Local & Regional Co-Design Group is:

  • Professor Peter Buckskin PSM (co-chair)
  • Ms Letitia Hope (NIAA co-chair)
  • Cr Ross Andrews
  • Ms Ruth Davys
  • Ms Triscilla Holborow
  • Mr Paul House
  • Mr Chris Ingrey
  • Mr Des Jones
  • Ms Fiona Jose
  • Cr Getano Lui Jr AM
  • Mr Albert McNamara
  • Mr Wayne Miller
  • Ms Karen Milward
  • Ms Lavene Ngatokorua
  • Ms Vicki O’Donnell
  • Dr Aden Ridgeway
  • Ms Marion Scrymgour

The Local & Regional Co-design Group will work towards establishing a framework and guiding principles for models and options that lead to improved and enhanced decision-making, and link through to the national Indigenous voice.

The group will be assisted through the process by the Senior Advisory Group, co-chaired by Professor Dr Marcia Langton AM and Professor Tom Calma AO

Read the Minister’s announcement

Read more about the Indigenous voice co-design process.