IAC Farewells Professor Chris Sarra and welcomes new Co-Chair Roy Ah-See

IAC Farewells Professor Chris Sarra and welcomes new Co-Chair Roy Ah-See

Indigenous Affairs Indigenous Advisory Council
Thursday, 05 July 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Indigenous Advisory Council Co-Chair Roy Ah-See

New IAC Co-Chair Roy Ah-See

The Australian Government has announced the resignation of Professor Chris Sarra as Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.

Professor Sarra’s resignation from the Council was accepted following his recent appointment to the position of Director-General of the Queensland Government Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

The Prime Minister and Minister Scullion wished Professor Sarra all the best in his new role and thanked him for his significant contribution. The Prime Minister welcomed Roy Ah-See as the new Council Co-chair.

Councillor Ah-See, who is also Chair of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, will lead the Council in partnership with existing Co-Chair Andrea Mason OAM.

The Australian Government is working with the Council to fill the Council member vacancy as a result of the changes.

The Council will continue to focus on the Australian Government’s priorities of improving health and wellbeing, education and employment, and community safety outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The Council will continue to work with the Indigenous Policy Committee of Cabinet to deepen and strengthen the partnership between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian Government.