2019-20 National Indigenous Australians Agency Annual Report
This is the first annual report for the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) following its establishment on 1 July 2019. Our first year of operation has been significant.
Our purpose is to assist the Australian Government to achieve its objectives in improving the lives of Indigenous Australians by leading the development of the Commonwealth’s approach, focusing on place, working in partnership and effectively delivering programs through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).
As detailed in the NIAA Corporate Plan for 2019–20, we had several priorities and deliverables in our inaugural year. These included furthering the development of an Indigenous voice and a new National Agreement on Closing the Gap as well as numerous initiatives to improve mental health and youth suicide prevention outcomes, community safety, education and employment outcomes.
We have also responded to the unprecedented challenges that the year has presented — cyclones through the wet season, the devastating bushfire season and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2019-20 National Indigenous Australians Agency Annual Report can also be found on the whole-of-Government Transparency Portal, the central repository of publicly available corporate information for all Commonwealth bodies.
This Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act).