Terms of Reference

The application of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Australia, with particular reference to:

  1. the history of Australia’s support for and application of the UNDRIP;
  2. the potential to enact the UNDRIP in Australia;
  3. international experiences of enacting and enforcing the UNDRIP;
  4. legal issues relevant to ensure compliance with the UNDRIP, with or without enacting it;
  5. key Australian legislation affected by adherence to the principles of the UNDRIP;
  6. Australian federal and state government’s adherence to the principles of the UNDRIP;
  7. the track record of Australian Government efforts to improve adherence to the principles of UNDRIP;
  8. community and stakeholder efforts to ensure the application of UNDRIP principles in Australia;
  9. the current and historical systemic and other aspects to take into consideration regarding the rights of First Nations people in Australia; and
  10. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560