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Replacing the Community Development Program consultation report

Indigenous AffairsEmploymentCommunity Development Program (CDP)Remote engagement program
Monday, 22 January 2024
Publication author(s):
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Publication abstract:

The Australian Government has committed to replace the CDP with real jobs with proper conditions — developed in partnership with First Nations people.

Between February 2023 and June 2023, the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) conducted a ‘listen and learn’ consultations phase with remote communities on the Government’s commitment to replace the Community Development Program (CDP) with a program with real jobs, proper wages and decent conditions.

The ‘listen and learn’ phase was an opportunity for communities and stakeholders to speak to the NIAA directly about ways to design and deliver a program to replace CDP. We heard from over 2250 people in over 100 CDP communities.

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