Key internet links on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Australian Government Programs

Community Services

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

Education

Indigenous Education - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

Employment

Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) Program - FaHCSIA

Indigenous Business Australia - FaHCSIA

Health

Indigenous Health - Department of Health and Ageing 

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) -Department of Health and Ageing

Housing

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)

Sport

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.

 

Directories of Organisations and Businesses

The Australian Government Directory Indigenous Services has contact details of Indigenous organisations listed under various categories.

The Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Resource Directory identifies major groups and organisations involved in Indigenous Art. This link is to the 2006 edition, the last produced.

On-line Indigenous Business and Community Services Directory

The Registrar of Aboriginal Corporations has a listing of all Aboriginal community groups by State or Territory including contact details.

Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics Indigenous statistics and feature articles

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Summary of Indigenous Health Status

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Productivity Commission, Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage, Key Indicators

Productivity Commission Report on Government Services: Indigenous Compendium

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