Key internet links on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
This page provides links to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs related resources.
Australian Government Programs
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICCs) operate in 30 locations around Australia. They look after most Australian Government programs for Indigenous people and negotiate Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs).
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
Indigenous Education - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program - FaHCSIA
Indigenous Business Australia - FaHCSIA
Indigenous Health - Department of Health and Ageing
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) -Department of Health and Ageing
Aboriginal Hostels Limited - FaHCSIA
Indigenous Housing - FaHCSIA
Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) - FaHCSIA
Environment and Heritage
Indigenous Australians Caring for Country - Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Art, Culture and Languages
Indigenous art culture and language programs - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts - Australia Council
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Indigenous Sport Program - Australian Sports Commission
Land and Native Title
Indigenous Land Corporation
National Native Title Tribunal
Native Title Representative Bodies
Land Rights Program
Native Title Program
Law, Justice and Human Rights
Indigenous Law and Justice - Attorney-General's Department
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner - Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Social Security, Families, Women and Children
Indigenous Leadership Programs and Initiatives - FaHCSIA
Indigenous Policies and Programs - FaHCSIA
Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children - FaHCSIA
Indigenous Australians - Centrelink
Torres Strait Regional Authority
Northern Territory Emergency Response
Following a series of revelations about the level of child sex abuse in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, the Commonwealth announced and legislated for the implementation of a series of emergency measures.
The background to the legislation is available in the Parliamentary Library Bills Digests:
Appropriation (Northern Territory National Emergency Response) Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008, Bills digest, no.24, 2007-08.
Appropriation (Northern Territory National Emergency Response) Bill (No. 2) 2007-2008, Bills digest, no.25, 2007-08.
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007, Bills digest, no.21, 2007-08.
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007, Bills digest, no.28, 2007-08.