Remote School Attendance Strategy Operational Framework and templates
7th January 2022
The RSAS Operational Framework establishes the minimum requirements for the establishment, operation and management of the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS). It provides a practical resource to support RSAS Providers to deliver RSAS in remote communities.
Girls Academy Program: Summary Report
4th January 2022
This report summarises the findings of an independent evaluation of the Role Models and Leaders Australia (RMLA) Girls Academy, a program designed to overcome barriers to education for Aboriginal girls. The evaluation was undertaken by Lirata Consulting between September 2018 and September 2019. The evaluation draws on data collected via a mixed methodology encompassing surveys, interviews, focus groups/conversation circles, analysis of monitoring data and site visits. The analysis examines...
Evaluation of the Time to Work Employment Service (TWES) – Final Report
16th December 2021
This evaluation on the Time to Work Employment Service (TWES) examined program effectiveness and identified program improvements to inform current program delivery and future approaches. The scope of the evaluation covered the delivery of TWES in remote and non-remote prisons nationally over three years (2018-2021) since commencement. TWES is a voluntary in-prison program that seeks to provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to help facilitate their transition from prison to...
Exposure Draft of the schedule of amendments to the CATSI Regulations 2017
11th December 2021
The NIAA is seeking feedback on the schedule of amendments to the CATSI Regulations 2017. These amendments give effect to recommendations made in the CATSI Act Review Final Report, for example, requiring CATSI corporations to report on the number of meetings attended by directors and the amount of sitting fees paid to each director. They also support changes in the CATSI Amendment Bill 2021. For example, outlining the content of the remuneration report – the concept of which is introduced...
ISEP Consultations and Discussion Paper Findings Report
8th December 2021
The Australian Government announced in the 2021-22 Budget a commitment to develop a new Indigenous Skills and Employment Program (ISEP) to replace the Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC), Tailored Assistance Employment Grants (TAEG) and Employment Parity Initiative (EPI) from 1 July 2022. To inform the design of ISEP, NIAA worked with Inside policy to conduct 53 consultation sessions across Australia. Inside Policy was then asked to analyse the feedback that was received through...
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy
7th December 2021
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Strategy video
Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs report: Inquiry into food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities
2nd December 2021
The Australian Government’s response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affair’s report into Food Security and Food Pricing in remote Indigenous communities. The Government has supported or provided in-principle support for 10 of the 16 recommendations made in the report. Some of the recommendations included a live price monitoring tool, national licensing, a focus on local distribution and food production and grants to support community stores as well as other...
Annual Statement of Compliance with the Commonwealth Child Safe Framework 2021-2022
30th November 2021
The Commonwealth Child Safe Framework (CCSF) sets minimum standards for creating and maintaining child safe culture and practices in Australian Government entities. As a Commonwealth entity, NIAA must publish a statement of compliance with the CCSF each year. The annual statement of compliance must include an overview of the entity’s child safety risk assessment in relation to NIAA's activities, the level of responsibility for, and contact with, children, and appropriate strategies to manage...
Native Title Ministers' Meeting Communique - 15 October 2021
22nd November 2021
Commonwealth, state and territory ministers responsible for native title met formally for the first time since 2017. The meeting was co-hosted by the Commonwealth Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, and the Commonwealth Minister for Indigenous Australians. Ministers made a commitment to meet annually on native title issues. They recognised the significant and continued need to collaborate on native title issues, particularly as the native title system increasingly moves towards a post-...