2020-21 National Indigenous Australians Agency Annual Report
15th October 2021
This is the second annual report for the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) following its establishment on 1 July 2019. The NIAA 2020–21 Annual Report outlines the Agency’s key achievements and our ongoing deliverables that contribute to improving the lives of Indigenous Australians. We have been focused on several priorities and deliverables, as outlined in the NIAA Corporate Plan for 2020–21, including furthering the co-design process for an Indigenous Voice and...
Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund - Grant Opportunity Guidelines
11th October 2021
These guidelines contain information for the Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund grants. The Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund is a targeted competitive grant opportunity under the IAS’s Remote Australia Strategies (RAS) program. The RAS program addresses the disproportionate disadvantage of Indigenous Australians in remote Australia. You must read these guidelines before filling out an application. This document sets out: the purpose of the grant program/...
Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund fact sheet
11th October 2021
Indigenous primary industries businesses in remote Australia can apply for grants of up to $300,000, as part of the new Indigenous Land Enterprise Infrastructure Fund.
Protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage at the Commonwealth level
6th October 2021
Applications for Indigenous cultural heritage protection Applications for protection of Indigenous cultural heritage under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (ATSIHP Act) An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person or their representative can apply to protect a significant Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander area or object from threat of injury, damage or desecration. Applications under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection...
Renewing a Vital Indigenous Voice and Community Asset – The Indigenous Broadcasting and Media Sector
6th October 2021
The Indigenous broadcasting and media sector delivers culturally appropriate news, information and entertainment, and provides a voice for Indigenous Australians, keeping people connected and engaged, particularly in remote areas. Broadcasting remains an important communication mechanism in achieving Closing the Gap priorities, and plays a key role in delivering culturally appropriate and accessible information, including Government messaging. Sector difficulties in coping with significant...
Indigenous Digital Inclusion Plan – discussion paper
22nd September 2021
The Indigenous Digital Inclusion Plan (IDIP) is being developed by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) with support from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. The discussion paper gives an overview of key issues relating to digital inclusion for Indigenous Australians and provides a basis for further discussion and engagement during the IDIP development process. Submissions will be considered during the development of the IDIP....
The Community Development Program (CDP) Regions
14th September 2021
The CDP is delivered in 60 regions and more than 1,000 communities across Australia. These regions, dispersed across around 75 per cent of Australia’s land mass, are characterised by weak labour markets which make it difficult to find work or gain work experience and skills.
CATSI Amendment Bill exposure draft consultation Summary Report
27th August 2021
The exposure draft of the CATSI Amendment Bill (the Bill) was published on the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) website on 8 July 2021 and was open for feedback through to 9 August 2021 to provide feedback on the draft legislation. Amendments in the Bill were informed by recommendations in the CATSI Act Review Final Report that was published on the NIAA website on 14 February 2021. The review made 72 recommendations and the Bill gives effect to 50 of those recommendations. There...
New Remote Engagement Program Discussion Paper
26th August 2021
Design of the new remote engagement program is underway. It is scheduled to replace the existing Community Development Program (CDP) in 2023, subject to Government endorsement. The new program will be developed in partnership with remote communities, service providers and all levels of government to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities have the best possible chance to share in Australia’s economy through improved employment participation. To support an open and...
Gregory National Park / Victoria River Land Claim No.167 and Legune Area Land Claim No.188 Report
25th August 2021
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner (Commissioner) following an inquiry into the Gregory National Park / Victoria River Land Claim (Application No. 167) and the Legune Area Land Claim (Application No. 188), both traditional Aboriginal land claim applications which were made by the Northern Land Council under section 50(1)(a) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 on 27 May 1997. The report was...